Whether you have a small business or just have to handle a lot of paperwork at home, you want reliable office equipment. Besides a computer, one of the most important machines you need to have is a fax machine. It saves you so much time and money when you can just send your paperwork via fax transmission rather than going out to the post office and paying to mail it or having to personally hand-deliver it. Nowadays, even though there are still some basic fax machines available, most are multi-functional. There is a wide variety to consider. Here are the top 10 best fax machines:
10. Brother IntelliFax 1360 Inkjet Fax
This is a dual-function machine that faxes to up to one hundred and sixty broadcast groups while enabling you to make simple black and white copies of your documents. It accepts both legal and letter-sized paper and has a thirty-page document auto-feed. It will also transmit one page every six seconds. While not as multifunctional as some of the other products here, it is definitely a workhorse of a machine.
9. Panasonic UF-7200 Desktop Laser Multifunction Fax Machine
Be forewarned: this is not a compact machine. It is one of the larger multifunctional fax machines, but it will work in both a home and an office environment. It has a one hundred sheet Automatic Document Feed and its 550-sheet cassette is expandable to 1100 sheets. It is one of the fastest scanners: it is capable of scanning one page every 1.4 seconds. It has 33.6 Fax with JBIG and network printing of up to 19ppm.
8. Epson XP-830 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier & Fax (C11CE78201)
If you need a machine that does it all, this great little option from Epson is one you need to consider. It has a thirty page Auto Document Feeder and an auto-extend/retract output tray. It will automatically produce two-sided prints/copies/scans/color faxes. It operates using five-color inks and will also print superior, photo-quality documents up to 8”x10” on both regular and specialty paper. It will print from any of your electronic devices, with or without a router. It is able to fax documents slightly faster than most other machines at a rate of 14ppm, which is about forty percent faster than the previous Epson models alone.
7. HP LaserJet Pro M225Dw Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax (CF485A#BGJ)
This is another, larger multifunctional workhorse of a machine. It will automatically print and/or scan two sided documents from any of your electronic devices with or without being connected to a router. It is Windows 10 compatible and has built-in networking and security features as well as management tools that help you streamline your workflow. It has a printing speed of up to 26ppm and a decent faxing speed of approximately 14ppm.
6. HP Officejet 6310 All-in-One Printer
This nice, compact all-in-one machine from HP is a great option to have at home. It can print or copy up to thirty pages per minute and produces crisp, clear quality pages with a resolution of 1200dpi. It scans and faxes quickly as well. It works with either Mac or Windows compatible electronic devices. It has a one hundred page Auto Document Feeder and uses a wide variety of letter, legal, photo and card sized paper stock.
5. Brother Printer MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax
One of the larger all-in-one machines, this one has a fifty page Auto Document Feeder that produces copies at a rate of up to thirty-two pages per minute. It has an automatic two-sided printing option as well as a single pass duplex copy scan function; the paper tray holds 250 sheets and you can expand that by getting their optional 500-page add-on paper tray. With its faxing capability, this is a great machine to use both at home and in a small business office environment.
4. Brother PPF4750E IntelliFax 4750e High-Performance Business-Class Laser Fax
This dual function fax machine is geared more for in-office use but if you handle a lot of paperwork at home, you might want to consider it. It has a Super G3 33.6kbps high-speed modem for quick and efficient faxing and its 8MB memory can store up to eight hundred pages. It has a fifty page Auto Document Feeder that uses a 15ppm laser to produce sharp, fast copies. It has a fifty page Auto Document Feeder with a 250 sheet paper storage tray and uses a 15ppm laser to produce sharp, fast copies. Its dual-access capability and Quick Scan let you scan faxes into memory as fast as two seconds per page while the unit is busy sending or receiving fax transmissions.
3. HP Officejet Pro 8610 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer (A7F64A#B1H)
Another business-grade all-in-one machine, this HP product allows you to multi-task without having to slow down in between functions. You can access it wirelessly from any of your electronic devices and it is also compatible with Windows 10. It has a laserjet that allows for dual-sided printing capable of up to 19ppm; it is also very cost effective to use: compared to other machines, it can save you up to 50% per page in printing costs. The fax resolution is very good, too: 203 x 98dpi (black) and 200 x 200dpi (color).
2. HP Officejet 7612 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax (G1X85A#B1H)
This is another all-in-one product from HP, one that delivers with both functionality and ease of use. You can access it wirelessly from any of your electronic devices and it can copy, scan and print from a 4” x 6” photo on up to a full 11” x 14” legal sized document. It has a print speed of 15ppm and an automatic two-sided function saves you time and money by using less paper for the task. It has one of the best fax resolutions of 300 x 300dpi (black) or 203 x95dpi (color).
1. Brother MFCL2740DW Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax
With its fast, high quality printing and copying of up to 32ppm, this all-in-one machine from Brother is a great addition to any office, at home or at work. It scans, copies, prints and faxes and it has wireless access from any electronic device. Its duplex printing with the single pass function is a real time-saver when you have two-sided documents. It has a thirty-five page Auto Document Feeder that works with all of its functions. The best part is that it is also very quiet.