Pros:Small size, reliable, east to program and use
Cons:front exit tray, and somewhat clumsy paper cassette
This is not the least expensive sub-compact fax available. It is, however a business grade product, with a business grade operating cost
(that is, to say, lower than your average at-home-use type machine using ink-jet or thermal film). And all things considered, it is a tremendous value in a business-grade product, and therefore represents a product very worthy of your attention.
Shipping with a full-size consumable cartridge included (a $235. value) and built with Panasonic's renowned fax building expertise and quality, this is a unit which can be set-up, and all but forgotten, till you've received approximately 7,500 sheets inbound ! (That's about 29 pages inbound per business day)
That amount of receives would require numerous supply replenishments on most other units in this same price-range, costing you, the owner big bucks.
This Panasonic fax, like it's other business-grade units, has a unique "Check and Call" function which faxes a message to the dealer you purchased it from, when service or even a new supply cartridge will be required ! You'll experience little to no down-time with this product for supplies, etc.
The set-up menu, programming, and day to use are quite easily accomplished by all but the most untechnically oriented individual in the office. It's really quite easy, and although it comes with a great manual, all the programming menus are permanently affixed to the machine on a small decal...it's enough info that you could program and use the unit without EVER opening the manual.
It also features broadcasting for sending one fax to multiple locations in one-fell-swoop. Easy. Also, delayed sending lets you take advantage of the after peak phone rates, and a unique print-collation feature which prints your received pages in correct, rather than reversed order as most units do. Optional printing and scanning are available. Ask your dealer representative.
What I don't like? This "genre" of fax products is typically whats called afront-load design, which feeds the originals in from the top to the bottom, and the front loading paper tray, while holding a generous amount, is a bit clumsy the first few times. The front load design is not my personal favorite, but it is very common in this price range.
Overall, anyone should find this a great, long-term unit with low maintenance and operating costs. Street pricing will vary...suggested retail at 1395.--. Expect to pay less. Insist on it...within reason.
It's not what you pay, but also what you get. With this, you get a lot.
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