Brother intelliFax-1270e Fax Machine Review
Brother intelliFAX-1270e Fax Machine is a capable monochrome fax machine that is ideal for your small business or home office. IntelliFAX-1270e offers fast (9 sec/page), convenient black and white copying, and includes a practical telephone handset, speakerphone, and caller ID. This unit also features quick scan memory transmission and fax broadcasting to multiple locations.
IntelliFAX-1270e features a 14.4K bps fax modem that can transmit black and white data as fast as 9 seconds per page. In the event that this machine runs out of paper during an incoming fax its built-in 512KB memory can store up to 25 pages for printing at a later time. 1270e faxes at a resolution of 203 x 98 lines/inches in standard mode, 203 x 196 lines/inches in fine Mode, and 203 x 392 lines/inches in superfine mode. 1860c also allows you to scan a fax once and then automatically broadcast it to multiple recipients, a great timesaving feature.
This machine features a 200-sheet paper-input capacity, which is more than the more luxurious-but-expensive intelliFAX-1860c. This affords the user a lot of confidence that faxing operations will not be interrupted by paper shortages during busy office days, where it may be difficult to “police” the machine’s paper supply.
Automatic Fax/Telephone switching lets you receive both fax and voice calls on a single line. This frees the user from the stress of having telephone conversations interrupted by incoming faxes or vice versa.
Intellifax-1270e supports up to 99 pages of black and white multi-copying at a resolution of 400 X 400 dpi. It also features a sorting function and copy reduction/enlargement of 50% - 150%.
This device features Quickscan which lets you take the original with you as you move on with other office business, confident that intelliFAX-1270e will complete the faxing operation in your absence. This way you do not need to waste precious time standing around and waiting for each individual page to go through the device.
IntelliFAX-1270e supports fully assembled print cartridges that are not only easy to replace, but inexpensive. Because this unit features Ribbon Transfer Technology the user need only purchase and install single ink cartridge when the need arises, as opposed to the multiple cartridges color printers require. This allows you to save time and money.
This unit’s price (under $100) is an attractive feature that helps to make up for 1270e’s faults.
IntelliFAX-1270e can only fax/print in black-and-white, and although this machine gives you a lot of functionality for cheap, you might find yourself in a situation where a basic color faxing/copying function will be sorely missed.
While decent for small businesses, this device’s fax speed of 9 seconds per page (black and white) may leave you frustrated on particularly busy days when your business demands a large amount of fax activity.