Brother Fax-2820 Laser Plain Paper Fax/Copier

Laser - Monochrome - 15 cpm Mono - 200 x 300 dpi - Plain Paper Fax - 14.40 Kbps Modem - MPN: FAX2820
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Designed for use in a home office or small business environment, this versatile laser fax machine delivers superior output. A generous memory capacity of 8MB permits up to 500 pages to be scanned into memory while the line is in use. Dual access capability lets you QuickScan faxes into memory while sending or receiving. Other fax features include a 14.4Kbps fax modem, transmission speed of about 6 seconds per page, 20-page document feed and 200-sheet paper capacity. Laser fax prints 15 pages per minute with up to 1200 x 600 dpi. Offers telephone handset, fax/telephone switch, 220 fax broadcast locations and 220 auto-dial locations. Comes Caller ID ready and Distinctive Ring Detection ready. Generates 15 black/white copies per minute with up to 200 x 300 dpi resolution.
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Brother 2820
5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 22, 2011

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Brother IntelliFax-2820
4.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Mar 9, 2011

The Brother IntelliFax-2820 is a black and white copier, fax machine, and telephone device designed for an at-home or small-business environment. It utilizes a 14.4K bps fax modem to transmit as fast as 6 seconds per page, and it also hosts the ability to function as a conventional telephone. Included is a built-in interface available for even connecting to an external answering machine, and a slew of conventional phone functionalities: one-touch dial, speed-dial and Caller ID. Signature to the IntelliFax-2820 is that it can also be used as a printer (15ppm) or copier (15cpm), although it is limited to B&W output at lower than average resolution. And an embedded QuickScan function lets users retrieve a copy of their fax so they can continue working while the operation finishes. Features Multi-Function Fax Machine B&W Faxing B&W Copying B&W Printing B&W Scanning 14.4K Bps Fax Modem Broadcasting (270) Group Dial (8) Document Memory ... PROS: (1) warms up from standby in a 2 seconds and starts printing right away (2) very few jams when faxing out multiple pages (3) can connect to a PC through USB for quick print jobs (4) makes copies very quickly, runs through in less than a minute (5) holds a lot of blank paper, doesnt need to be replaced too often ... CONS: (1) document feeder can only handle up to 20 pages at a time

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User Reviews
This is my 2nd purchase of this product!
5 Star Review   By Bop on Adorama - Jan 29, 2013   

I am a Notary Signing Agent. I print thousands of Mortgage Papers each week. This machine works perfectly and is VERY FAST!! Almost like a copy machine! I print both letter and legal size papers. It is very easy to change between the two sizes. I fax some

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This is a very efficient prduct
4 Star Review   By Rose on Adorama - Jan 1, 2013   

My entire family uses this product.

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Great Machine.
5 Star Review   By member im2fasn184u - Jun 24, 2008   

Strengths: Capacity, clarity, and programmability.

Weakness: None.

This is the fax machine everyone should have. I've sent out sixty-five faxes, one right after the other with absolutely no jam-ups or errors. Received faxes are crystal clear. I now have two in the office.

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A Surprisingly Great Fax Machine
5 Star Review   By Dan the Man on Adorama - Sep 26, 2007   

I was somewhat surprised at just how good of a machine this is considering the relatively small price for it. In addition to clear faxes, it also prints clear copies of documents quickly and efficiently. A great machine at any price. A superb find at the

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Brother IntelliFAX 2820 Multifunction
5 Star Review   By member sardarji - Oct 18, 2006   

Strengths: Phone, Fax and Copier

Weakness: Not 33.6

I was looking for a reasonable priced Laser Fax. I found this for $99 and am using since 4 months. I was happy with the purchase and bought another one last week. I use it as a copier, printer and fax. Works great so far.

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Fax 2820
4 Star Review   By DreamThief on OnSale.com - Oct 9, 2006   

Strengths: Reliable

Weakness: that I didn't get more at first

We have three of these in the home office and two more in each of the branch offices. They are a sturdy, reliable machine for the volume we use them for. I orginally bought seven of these when we upgraded our systems and kept several of our older fax machines and now wish I had gotten all of them at once. The other fax machines are always causing problems while this little model keeps plugging away doing the job we asked of it.

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Good product
5 Star Review   By member jinyu1 - Jul 19, 2006   

Strengths: Convenient, multi-function

Weakness: None so far.

The Brother FAX 2820 is a convenient multi-function machine. It allows you to fax, copy, and print in laser quality. If you have a small office or home office, this is must-have, since it's relatively small and priced below $200.

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DOES ITS JOB WELL - Brother Fax-2820 Laster Fax Machine
4 Star Review   By member rsmo22 - Jun 8, 2006   

Strengths: Easy set up, refillable toner, large paper capacity (250 sheets), good-size memory.

Weakness: Starter toner cartridge, 14.4 speed

Set up from the box was simple and easy. The phone cord to the handset is a little short, and the design leaves no place for the cord to go. I just left the handset on the machine and removed the cord since I don't plan to use the fax machine as a phone. Minor complaint. Not much toner in the starter cartridge, and it would have been nice to start with a full capacity cartridge. In looking at replacement toner on eBay, it appears that you need an additional gear or parts to use the starter cartridge as a refillable one. So far I haven't explored most of the features, but without reading the manual the fax machine was set up and working in a few minutes. Very little assemply required. Ingoing and outgoing faxing - no problems. Prints very well. Good value for stand-alone fax machine for home or small business.

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Brother IntelliFAX 2820 Multifunction
4 Star Review   By member MORE4MY$ - May 27, 2006   

Strengths: Easy to use, relatively small foot print, set-up with use of the quick setup quide

Weakness: User manual was written for 4 different multifunction machines sometimes making it difficult to know whether the instructions applied to the 2820 or not

I finally broke down and bought a dedicated FAX. I decided that I wanted a laser FAX because I didn't want to deal with inkjet inks. I also wanted a plain paper one. I asked one of my friends what she owned and she told me that she and her family owned several different FAXes over the years and all of them had problems. I was about to talk to some other friends, when I remembered that I had just faxed several things over the last two weeks at my local Staples store. The machine that they had was easy to use and didn't take up a lot of space. I didn't know if I could afford that unit but I called the store to find out what model they were using. It turned out to be the Brother 2820. That was another reason that I bought the 2820: if Staples is using the 2820 for its self-service FAX station, I decided that it had to be a good unit. If it wasn't then Staples would constantly servicing it and would replace it with a different unit (because if the FAX didn't work, then they wouldn't be making any money with the Fax service). Nice machine. Everything is accessible - no hidden/hard to reach knobs, plugs, doors. Set up was relatively easy -- follow the quick set up guide and you're done in less than 10 minutes. Nothing was cumbersome or klutzy to setup. I've only used it to make two photocopies. Nice and quick -- and beats getting into the car to run to Staples/OfficeMax/OfficeDepot. When I faxed from Staples, the unit was easy to use and worked fine. Someone else mentioned the $30 rebate which brings the list price down to $170. Some of the big box office supply stores are offering another $30 off (in my case, it was Office Max) and free shipping. My final cost after sales tax will be around $150.

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Brother Fax 2820 for home use
4 Star Review   By member crisccc - Mar 21, 2006   

Strengths: Simple and efficient

I have just set up this fax machine for occasional home office use. It is easy to set up and to use. So far the quality proves to be quite acceptable.

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Description
Designed for use in a home office or small business environment, this versatile laser fax machine delivers superior output. A generous memory capacity of 8MB permits up to 500 pages to be scanned into memory while the line is in use. Dual access capability lets you QuickScan faxes into memory while sending or receiving. Other fax features include a 14.4Kbps fax modem, transmission speed of about 6 seconds per page, 20-page document feed and 200-sheet paper capacity. Laser fax prints 15 pages per minute with up to 1200 x 600 dpi. Offers telephone handset, fax/telephone switch, 220 fax broadcast locations and 220 auto-dial locations. Comes Caller ID ready and Distinctive Ring Detection ready. Generates 15 black/white copies per minute with up to 200 x 300 dpi resolution.
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Summary
Product Title Brother Fax-2820 Laser Plain Paper Fax/Copier
Manufacturer Brother
Lowest Price $23.30 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.5 | 17 Reviews
Faxing
Transmission Time Per Page: 6
Fax Type: Plain Paper Laser Fax Machine
Max Fax Data Speed: 14.4
Fax Resolution: 203 x 392
Fax Page Memory Capacity: 500 Page
Fax Standards: Group 3
Printing
Black & White Print Speed: 15 ppm
Copying
Black and White Copy Speed: 15 cpm
Media Handling
Max Sheet Capacity: 250
ADF Sheet Capacity: 20 Page
Media Sizes Accepted: Letter, Legal, A4, B5, A5, B6, A6, Executive
Standard Input Sheet Capacity: 1
General
Installed Memory: 8 MB
Data Compression: MH (Modified Huffman), MR (Modified Read), MMR (Modified Modified Read)
Functions: Monochrome Copier, Facsimile/Copier Machine
Interface Connection: Printing
Dimensions
Height: 10.3 in
Dimensions: 10.30" Height x 14.70" Width x 14.70" Depth
Weight: 16.30 lbs
Width: 14.7 in
Depth: 14.7 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
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Additional Specifications
Maximum Power Consumption: 1.03 kW
Black & White Horizontal Resolution: 200 dpi
Product Model: FAX-2820
Number of Copies: 99
Brand Name: Brother
General Features: Caller ID, Flash Redial, LCD Display, PC Connectivity, Speed Dial, Stacker, Telephone/Fax Switch
Maximum Copy Resolution: 200 x 300 dpi
Max Enlargement: 200 %
Max Reduction: 50 %
Media Handling: 1 x Input Tray 250 Sheet
Number of Presets: 200
Standby Power Consumption: 80 W
Maximum Mono Copy Speed (cpm): 15
Country of Origin: China
Frequency Band: Crisp, high quality laser outputBuilt-in USB interface for future printing up to 15 ppm print speed and up to 1200 x 600 dpi resolutionDual Access capability for scanning faxes into memory while the unit is busy sending or receivingDocument Memory BackupCaller ID / Distinctive Ring ReadyDocument Memory Backup for up to 4 daysRemote Fax RetrievalFax Forwarding/PagingAuto Fax ReductionTransmission Verification Report with imageActivity Report/Journal Report up to 200External TAD interfaceTel Index SearchPC FAX Capability (send only)Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle of 10,000 printed pagesDelayed Transmission / Polling
Black & White Vertical Resolution: 300 dpi
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Expert Reviews
Brother 2820
5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 22, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 2 expert reviews for Brother 2820 and the average expert rating is 100 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Brother IntelliFax-2820
4.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Mar 9, 2011

The Brother IntelliFax-2820 is a black and white copier, fax machine, and telephone device designed for an at-home or small-business environment. It utilizes a 14.4K bps fax modem to transmit as fast as 6 seconds per page, and it also hosts the ability to function as a conventional telephone. Included is a built-in interface available for even connecting to an external answering machine, and a slew of conventional phone functionalities: one-touch dial, speed-dial and Caller ID. Signature to the IntelliFax-2820 is that it can also be used as a printer (15ppm) or copier (15cpm), although it is limited to B&W output at lower than average resolution. And an embedded QuickScan function lets users retrieve a copy of their fax so they can continue working while the operation finishes. Features Multi-Function Fax Machine B&W Faxing B&W Copying B&W Printing B&W Scanning 14.4K Bps Fax Modem Broadcasting (270) Group Dial (8) Document Memory ... PROS: (1) warms up from standby in a 2 seconds and starts printing right away (2) very few jams when faxing out multiple pages (3) can connect to a PC through USB for quick print jobs (4) makes copies very quickly, runs through in less than a minute (5) holds a lot of blank paper, doesnt need to be replaced too often ... CONS: (1) document feeder can only handle up to 20 pages at a time

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User Reviews
This is my 2nd purchase of this product!
5 Star Review   By Bop on Adorama - Jan 29, 2013   

I am a Notary Signing Agent. I print thousands of Mortgage Papers each week. This machine works perfectly and is VERY FAST!! Almost like a copy machine! I print both letter and legal size papers. It is very easy to change between the two sizes. I fax some

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This is a very efficient prduct
4 Star Review   By Rose on Adorama - Jan 1, 2013   

My entire family uses this product.

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Great Machine.
5 Star Review   By member im2fasn184u - Jun 24, 2008   

Strengths: Capacity, clarity, and programmability.

Weakness: None.

This is the fax machine everyone should have. I've sent out sixty-five faxes, one right after the other with absolutely no jam-ups or errors. Received faxes are crystal clear. I now have two in the office.

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A Surprisingly Great Fax Machine
5 Star Review   By Dan the Man on Adorama - Sep 26, 2007   

I was somewhat surprised at just how good of a machine this is considering the relatively small price for it. In addition to clear faxes, it also prints clear copies of documents quickly and efficiently. A great machine at any price. A superb find at the

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Brother IntelliFAX 2820 Multifunction
5 Star Review   By member sardarji - Oct 18, 2006   

Strengths: Phone, Fax and Copier

Weakness: Not 33.6

I was looking for a reasonable priced Laser Fax. I found this for $99 and am using since 4 months. I was happy with the purchase and bought another one last week. I use it as a copier, printer and fax. Works great so far.

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Fax 2820
4 Star Review   By DreamThief on OnSale.com - Oct 9, 2006   

Strengths: Reliable

Weakness: that I didn't get more at first

We have three of these in the home office and two more in each of the branch offices. They are a sturdy, reliable machine for the volume we use them for. I orginally bought seven of these when we upgraded our systems and kept several of our older fax machines and now wish I had gotten all of them at once. The other fax machines are always causing problems while this little model keeps plugging away doing the job we asked of it.

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Good product
5 Star Review   By member jinyu1 - Jul 19, 2006   

Strengths: Convenient, multi-function

Weakness: None so far.

The Brother FAX 2820 is a convenient multi-function machine. It allows you to fax, copy, and print in laser quality. If you have a small office or home office, this is must-have, since it's relatively small and priced below $200.

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DOES ITS JOB WELL - Brother Fax-2820 Laster Fax Machine
4 Star Review   By member rsmo22 - Jun 8, 2006   

Strengths: Easy set up, refillable toner, large paper capacity (250 sheets), good-size memory.

Weakness: Starter toner cartridge, 14.4 speed

Set up from the box was simple and easy. The phone cord to the handset is a little short, and the design leaves no place for the cord to go. I just left the handset on the machine and removed the cord since I don't plan to use the fax machine as a phone. Minor complaint. Not much toner in the starter cartridge, and it would have been nice to start with a full capacity cartridge. In looking at replacement toner on eBay, it appears that you need an additional gear or parts to use the starter cartridge as a refillable one. So far I haven't explored most of the features, but without reading the manual the fax machine was set up and working in a few minutes. Very little assemply required. Ingoing and outgoing faxing - no problems. Prints very well. Good value for stand-alone fax machine for home or small business.

50% of readers found this review helpful.

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Brother IntelliFAX 2820 Multifunction
4 Star Review   By member MORE4MY$ - May 27, 2006   

Strengths: Easy to use, relatively small foot print, set-up with use of the quick setup quide

Weakness: User manual was written for 4 different multifunction machines sometimes making it difficult to know whether the instructions applied to the 2820 or not

I finally broke down and bought a dedicated FAX. I decided that I wanted a laser FAX because I didn't want to deal with inkjet inks. I also wanted a plain paper one. I asked one of my friends what she owned and she told me that she and her family owned several different FAXes over the years and all of them had problems. I was about to talk to some other friends, when I remembered that I had just faxed several things over the last two weeks at my local Staples store. The machine that they had was easy to use and didn't take up a lot of space. I didn't know if I could afford that unit but I called the store to find out what model they were using. It turned out to be the Brother 2820. That was another reason that I bought the 2820: if Staples is using the 2820 for its self-service FAX station, I decided that it had to be a good unit. If it wasn't then Staples would constantly servicing it and would replace it with a different unit (because if the FAX didn't work, then they wouldn't be making any money with the Fax service). Nice machine. Everything is accessible - no hidden/hard to reach knobs, plugs, doors. Set up was relatively easy -- follow the quick set up guide and you're done in less than 10 minutes. Nothing was cumbersome or klutzy to setup. I've only used it to make two photocopies. Nice and quick -- and beats getting into the car to run to Staples/OfficeMax/OfficeDepot. When I faxed from Staples, the unit was easy to use and worked fine. Someone else mentioned the $30 rebate which brings the list price down to $170. Some of the big box office supply stores are offering another $30 off (in my case, it was Office Max) and free shipping. My final cost after sales tax will be around $150.

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Brother Fax 2820 for home use
4 Star Review   By member crisccc - Mar 21, 2006   

Strengths: Simple and efficient

I have just set up this fax machine for occasional home office use. It is easy to set up and to use. So far the quality proves to be quite acceptable.

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Multifunction quality laser fax
4 Star Review   By member studentadvocate - Jan 18, 2006   

Strengths: USB 2.0 printer interface, phone, copier,

Weakness: 14.4 modem speed, instead of 33.6.

This is a quality multifuction fax machine, which contains fax, phone, printer w/USB 2.0 interface, and copier. Quality laser print output. It only has a 14.4 modem, but this is sufficient speed- if you want higher speed modem get the Brother 2890 or Canon Faxphone L80. I would not go below a 14.4 modem fax. Easy install and user friendly, with LCD status display (very helpful).

85% of readers found this review helpful.

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Reliable, multifunction fax
4 Star Review   By member perrypopeye - Jan 6, 2006   

Strengths: Good memory capabilities, good quality copies and prints.

Weakness: Wish the modem was 33.6, instead of 14.4.

This laser fax allows you to scan into memory while the line is in use. This fax also has a printer, with an internal USB 2.0 interface. I like the button layout on the fax-- very user friendly. Fax, print, and copying is good quality laser. The front loading high capacity paper tray is an added plus.

77% of readers found this review helpful.

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1 Star Review   By member notmyballsqballs - Dec 30, 2005   

Strengths: Quick. Clear transmission

Weakness: Pauses while each page is being fed through. Poor paper output tray. I find most of my faxes on the floor.

Worked great after 4 weeks then started miss sorting my faxes and copies. Very bad receiving tray. Most of my faxes end up on the floor if its greater than 8 4 pages. No problem with the machine, just poorly designed I did not have these problems with the 2800.

93% of readers found this review helpful.

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Brother fax 2820
5 Star Review   By member pjrorech - Nov 21, 2005   

Strengths: ease of use, quality of print, memory storage

Weakness: size and weight

We have one of these machines at our main office at work and I have been very pleased with it there, so decided to buy one for myself. Very please with machine. The simple matter of only grabbing one sheet at a time and not jamming is a winner for me compared to my old machine. The speed of the copying and how it stores faxes to be sent or receive is a real plus. For the price it cannot be beat.

82% of readers found this review helpful.

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Affordable Quality Office Laser Printer Fax Machine
5 Star Review   By member davidtran32 - Oct 13, 2005   

Strengths: Fast Quality Copying - Plenty of Memory for Faxing Multi-Page Documents - Space Saving - USB Printer Option

Weakness: No USB Cable - Printer Driver has to download from Internet

I had good experience with Brother Printer before. This is another Brother Great Product. Fast & Efficient. Not like HP Printer, Brother shipped with good Starter Toner Cartridge of 1500 pages. Plenty of memory for faxing multi-page document. Adjustable paper tray to Legal Size is a plus to run your home business with. Weakness is bearable. Brother is currently having promotion of $30 Rebate on this product, so it's not a bad idea to grab one now. Overall, great fax machine, highly recommended.

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