- I need a good fax machine. Any ideas?
You may snigger but a pal of mine has gone into a multi-million £ company that sells stuff consumeables to schools to make it more efficient – 90% of their orders come in by fax.Posted 4 years ago
OP how about scanning the docs to be faxed (unless you can print them direct from the program as PDFs) then using an email to fax service? Failing that got a laptop/desktop with a modem? I do actually have a modem somewhere!peterfileMember
we’re a huge company and still use fax for certain things.
It’s useful for legal notices, since you don’t have to concern yourself with any software to read the notices etc. You’d be amazed at the number of people who receive important attachments by email and don’t have the required software to view it (e.g. PDF)…it’s just a convenient way of being able to deny that they ever received it. There is no such ambiguity with fax.
+ a lot of older contracts will stipulate that notices can only be given by fax/hand/mail, so people just can’t be arsed going to the trouble of changing itPosted 4 years agothe-muffin-manSubscriber
When I were a lad the thing to have was a dedicated laser fax machine. The all in one printer/scanner/faxes are shite and slow.
We had a Samsung one which was good. Used plain paper and toner cartridges.
Thermal paper rolls and inkjet ones cost a small fortune to run.Posted 4 years agodannybgoodeSubscriber
In my call centre days a colleague came running up to me quite desperate as she was convinced that an urgent fax she needed to send hadn’t gone.
I asked her what error message etc the machine gave. She said none but she knew the fax hadn’t gone as she still had the paper in her hand…
To actually answer your question these days you are probably better looking at one of the business strength MFD’s (printer, scanner, fax in one).
PC Pro’s A-List business MFD’s are probably a good place to start
Danny BPosted 4 years agoAlasdairMcMember
We use Rightfax, although it’s high volume (several thousand docs in and out daily) and runs on its own server.
We also have a number of HP all-in-ones, with scan to fax, email to fax, scan to email and fax to email capabilities in addition to print/copy. Once you know your volume, pick the appropriate machine. Far better to go up a step and get a bigger machine that runs under-capacity than a smaller one that just breaks when you try putting too much through it.Posted 4 years ago
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