Quick tech specs
- Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) (original)
- up to 21 ppm (copying)
- 250 sheets
- USB 2.0
- A4/Legal (media)
- up to 21 ppm (printing)
- 33.6 Kbps
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High-speed faxing for your home office or small business offering fast fax transmission and high-quality laser output, the Brother IntelliFAX 2840 laser fax is a solid choice for your home office or small business. It's compact in size, energy-efficient and offers convenient, high-quality copying. You can use it for both fax and voice calls on the same telephone line and you can even connect an external answering machine.
Brother FAX2840 Compact Laser Fax Machine is rated 4.10 out of 5 by 164.
Rated 5 out of 5 by saber from laser fax 2840 print unable 76 help for the problem my fax new reserved
Date published: 2022-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mommy from Quick to set up essential tasks Directions were clearly stated, quick to set up copy and fax.
Date published: 2020-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Book writer from Fast laser printer I love the way it turns on fast and it goes to sleep when I forget to turn it off. I wish it had a scanner in it but I just had to get a portable one.
Date published: 2020-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom68 from Great Product The print and scan works very fast, the fax works great and you don't need a second phone line. The only thing missing is WI-FI
Date published: 2020-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by DEF41660 from awesome upgrade from my first fax machine I have really liked this fax machine compared to my first fax machine I have used for 40 yrs.
Date published: 2020-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mama Jean from Great Feautures! It has worked out well for me.. No problems at all.. I would recommend this to anyone. Very Happy with it.
Date published: 2020-12-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Neatnik53 from Great Product I purchased this for my husband, whose ancient Brother FAX finally gave out. This one exceeded our expectations, from ease of setting it up (I'm 84 and no tekkie to how user friendly and high quality its features are. Husband still in business, and during this pandemic, it has gotten lots of use. Thank you, Brother.
Date published: 2020-12-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dentistry from Works Great Best fax machine I have ever used at the office and very quiet
Date published: 2021-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheMar from Nice Convenient for copy, fax and print but disappointed it does not have color ink.
Date published: 2021-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by john from solid product product works well easy to set up and use and no problems so far
Date published: 2020-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Randy70 from Looks good I don`t know how to fax more than one sheet at a time.
Date published: 2019-08-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by HOHOHO from Good Features We have not had any problems since purchasing our machine several months ago. We do not use the phone feature so we had to tape down the handset to keep it from falling off the hook.
Date published: 2017-05-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by EDINSURE from Super Quality Easy to use, and very efficient. I'm just sorry that I didn't get the model that includes a scanner.
Date published: 2013-08-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by markymapo from Good Choice I love this product. Better than I thought it would be. Some time needed to set it up, but worth it.Lightening fast.
Date published: 2013-10-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by laila from STAY AWAY! We have this machine for one month and its already broken. Keeps flashes and beeping for a new toner but we've tried 2 new toners. Poor quality and difficult to reach customer service.
Date published: 2019-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wynona from Great feature; easy to use! Recently our Brother Intellifax 2800 that we purchased in 2003 finally died. In view of the fact it had lasted such a long time, we wanted to stick with another Brother product. The Intellifax 2840 we got has all the features we need and we really appreciate the capacity of the paper drawer! I highly recommend Brother products!
Date published: 2018-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wenz from Terrible for home office I have had this product for over two years. I bought it specifically so that I could fax applications AND print in bulk without wasting a ton of ink. It prints fine- no complaints there. However, I have rarely sent a fax where it went through correctly. You have to stand over it and feed it one paper at a time AT PRECISELY THE RIGHT TIME or it will suck all of them up together and you never get the entire package faxed. I've had lots of other problems too, and had to deal with customer service multiple times; never having anything actually solved. I bought this to solve my home office problems, but now I rely on the public library's fax machine because it is 1000 times more reliable. Sad.
Date published: 2017-07-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by tfish from intellifax-2840 Sends and receives faxes quickly, very clear print great copies. You have to install separate answering machine if you want it to pick up calls a bit large for tight spaces and there's no back light on led panel so low lighting makes it hard to read
Date published: 2015-07-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bochi from Fine No scanning with Apple computer would not have bought this if I knew
Date published: 2017-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Larrymac from I like the way it works It fits all my needs, is very fast, which I like in my office and helpful!
Date published: 2016-06-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by deb21 from Poor Customer Service We purchased this fax machine in October 2015. For several months we have had problems with only getting partial lines on faxes. We have spoken twice with Brother only to be told it is our line. We have VOIP. It is not our line. We hooked another fax machine up and have had no issue. Each line we've connected this particular fax machine to, we continue to have the same issue. It is a machine issue, not a line issue; however, the reps from Brother refuse to believe this and try to help with correction of the problem. For this reason I will no longer buy Brother products.
Date published: 2016-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by corney from fast and quiet I was a little hesitant to purchase this product. I never would have thought that Brother made a fax machine. It works wonderful. I need to set up the dialing procedure yet. My husband thinks it should say something more once the fax has been sent.. I do wish it was a little more compact.
Date published: 2017-01-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by SHNreceptionist from Super fast and great with large faxes. Handles large faxes, (more than 20 pages), and has a large memory. Love it!
Date published: 2015-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Denis from almost perfect... There are two features that I miss from my previous machine; wireless head set and speakerphone function. Otherwise the system is works great.
Date published: 2016-05-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2NET from Great Upgrade I upgraded from a small Brother IntelliFax and the difference is amazing!
Date published: 2015-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mylittlehelper from Dependable Before purchasing this product I reviewed it so many times on U tube ,but when I bought it I was thinking it might be too big for my office I was so wrong it really surprise me it is such beautiful piece of equipment that I would recommend to any one,also the2840 is so dependable I could have my faxes out to my clients in no time.the price I paid was very reasonable I didn't hesitate to buy it good work by the people who design this product.thank you so much for making my life easer.god bless.
Date published: 2014-06-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bambi from Smaller is sometimes better This fax gets the job done - but is much larger than our the fax machine we had for 15 years which finally died on us. While the pages go thru quickly the time to actually send it is much longer. Also, it has the same ring tone as our phones so we keep picking up our phone thinking it is ringing - when it is just the fax machine.
Date published: 2015-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Opin8d1 from Average Equipment This equipment is perfect for a home or small office, although it could be faster.
Date published: 2017-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by NoBull from Great fax It fits the needs of my small business. We would buy more if we needed more.
Date published: 2016-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by LHbp from Easy to install, works well We purchased this fax machine in late January 2019 when our original fax machine needed to be replaced. It was easy to install, and has worked well for us. We rely primarily on email, but some documentation has to be sent and received via fax. Two caveats: 1 It's noisy when it dials out (the screechy modem connection sound I hadn't heard in years) and that's annoying to some people who have nearby offices. 2) The location and angle of the screen is a bit awkward - you can't glance at it and see what it says, you have to bend over the top surface a bit to read the screen. If they redesign the machine I'd suggest either a different angle for the top surface or putting the screen at the bottom of the top surface, above the manual feed tray. I think the first suggestion is the better one.
Date published: 2019-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by UNMCWhitney from null Great fax machine! Our office sends & receives ALOT of faxes each day and it doesn't a great job of keeping up. Our office has 2 of these machines due to being spread out and on multiple floors. The only negative thing about this machine is that it goes through ALOT of toner even with the save toner option is selected. I have not heard a complaint about so far. Would buy another one though!
Date published: 2015-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by boomer 48 from Intellifax 2840 Great product, easy to manage, extremely durable and quality product and easy to find parts and get EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE...............This service is GREAT!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2018-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stressed from null I love it. Finally a fax machine that works!!! Tried others that were cheaper and they didn't Work
Date published: 2013-08-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by stusim from Well worth the sale price Easy setup, nice footprint & so far does everything it should well.
Date published: 2013-06-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saigon66 from Brother Fax Machine Evaluation This is my third Brother fax machine (the 2820 prior to this one). I have used the Brother fax machines over a 12 year period and they have proven to be reliable and a very good product.
Date published: 2015-09-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by hummer from Best Purchase Ever/IntelliFax-2840 This truly is the best combo machine I have ever purchased. It's fast, easy to set up and very easy to use. Even the guys in the shop can use it without taking up my time. That's a big plus. When I did call in with a question, they were very professional and treated me like I was important. Thank you for making such a great machine.
Date published: 2013-10-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by gos1 from Only on flaw Love everything about this fax, except the display screen. It is too small and not bright enough at all. The fax is on a lower shelf so the lighting is not the best, but the display has no back light at all making it almost impossible to see.
Date published: 2016-07-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanMarino1 from Very Satisfied I have used this product with good results. I do wish the unit had an instant sent confirmation, when as fax is sent, instead of having to wait until the next date for an update. I had an HP fax machine that offered a sent confirmation when the fax was sent and then an event log print out monthly. I liked that feature.
Date published: 2014-05-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by OfficeFax3 from Less complicated operation Once we got it set up, it has been great. We all love it. It is easy and fast to use.
Date published: 2015-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smile16 from Great features This is a great product for home or home business.
Date published: 2019-06-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Xyberion1K3 from Performs Great My laptop modem / software stopped working correctly. I had a few hundred pages to fax. I went to the store and purchased the Brother IntelliFax-2840. I searched online first before going to the store, to check out the features and reviews. I have since faxed all of the documents and then some. People are complaining that the USB cable is not included. How many printers / fax machines have ever included the cable? Try almost none. People read the specifications, the descriptions, what is included and the reviews. The memory is huge, holding up to 400 pages in memory. The fax can load an almost unlimited amount of pages, if you add a few on top as it is scanning the document(s) into the machine for faxing or copying. The specifications list 20 if stacked evenly or 30 if angled. This fax is mainly for personal or small business use. This fax is perfect for my uses.
Date published: 2014-07-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by AHumanBeing from Replacement for IntelliFax-2820 Prior Brother Intellifax machine no longer willing to print. Had to replace it. This one prints nice clear copies. At first I was not able to receive Faxes with this machine, but the telephone company installed a clean line with low noise. I guess the machine will not work with any noise on the line. I called the service department two times and they walked me through the trouble shooting as best they could. They did not know why the machine would not receive faxes on the dedicated fax line but would receive faxes on the voice telephone line.
Date published: 2013-08-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stir from 100,000 or bust I have had my 2840 for 5 months and have 19,000 faxes already. It is very fast-It has a large memory and processes used paper very well. My last brother fax got 180,000 faxes before it died. I hope this one is just as reliable. Sa far it seems to be!!
Date published: 2013-10-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gmaxx111 from Instructions should be for the specified equipment Instructions were misleading. There were too many brother fax copier instructions listed in the manual leading one to think that they could download a scanner driver. You can only download a printer driver. For the price of the equipment, it would nice if it the ability to scan and I could use a scanner. Maybe you send me a scanner.
Date published: 2017-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by PAlabManufacturer from Fast but no memory The 2840 was easy to set up, receives & sends faxes quickly however this is not like the old Brother fax machines that would retain memory and print incomplete faxes if the source was disconnected and reconnected. This machine is better purposed for outgoing faxes and I would not recommend using as sole source for incoming faxes.
Date published: 2013-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by BUTLERS from RELIABLE OFFICE EQUIPMENT We upgraded and since our old faxes were also Brother brand we decided to purchase same brand. We were satisfied with product and were able to use for many years.
Date published: 2015-04-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by RLudwig from Brother IntelliFax-2840 Excellent fax/copier.....quick and easy! Good quality
Date published: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by RonaldC from Never worked I spent hours trying to get this fax to work. Brother technical support even through up their hands. What a waste of money!
Date published: 2017-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by romero from why i love my machine it helps me with a lot of stuff I do for my small business it saves me a lot of time,its very efficient when it comes to fax ,copying, printing from the computer and it has a phone too, to me its the best employee at my business and I don't have to pay the machine a salary . Great machine guys, thank you.
Date published: 2016-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by MANDA from Best in class! Excellent product for the price. Easy to operate and to set up. Excellent help advice in person (phone)when needed.
Date published: 2016-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Memelove from Intellifax 2840 Hands down this is the very best FAX machine that I EVER had!.....Also, Office Depot using this fax in their store for their own customers!.....Love it, thank you Brother Corp!.....
Date published: 2015-11-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Georgex11 from Easy to set up & even easier to use. This is a very capable fax printer combo that leaves the others in the marketplace far behind. Great design and compact enough to fit in most home offices or small businesses.
Date published: 2017-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warden from Intellifax 2840 Have installed them in 6 different office's , Equipment looks professional performs exceptionally well
Date published: 2017-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by TomLaz from Very Reliable Product Our new Brother Fax-2840 is replacing a very reliable Brother Fax that we had for years. This porduct is very reliable and we like all the Brother features ttoo numerous to mention. It is a ver y good product. Keep up the Good Work Brother.
Date published: 2015-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Corrento from Brother Intellifax We are satisfied with the performance of the machine. It's easy to use and gives excellent speed in sending and receiving correspondence.
Date published: 2016-05-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by MGB52 from Needed a fax and copier for my home office. This has been a good printer/fax/copier for my home office. Plus it uses the same toner cartridge as my other Brother printer that I have!
Date published: 2017-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Duane59 from would be a 5 Star if it had a glass plate scanner It would be a 5 Star if it had a glass plate scanner. It's getting to be a pain having to remove the staples all the time to make a copy.
Date published: 2018-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by OSUM from Overall nice fax / printer. Fairly easy setup. Nice size footprint. Initial toner life is somewhat abbreviated but regular, full size replacement toner seems to be available at numerous retail outlets and often at discount prices. Bit pricy to get decent length (6ft) USB cord (not included) to link Fax to Desktop. However, once installed, Fax works great as printer with good quality output. Only difficult time was downloading updated printer driver from Brother site.
Date published: 2015-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by woodywood from awesome fax machine I am really happy with this fax machine it is very quiet and user friendly
Date published: 2015-09-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catz from Good, but...... I like that this can also function as a printer. I don't like that the auto feed is only 20 pages. Even at that, if I try to fax more than about 10 pages, it sucks in multiple pages and I have to start over. I am replacing this with Brother Compact Monochrome Laser All-in-One Multifunction Printer, MFCL2710DW, as it has a 50 page auto feed and is cheaper and it is an all in one.
Date published: 2018-06-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bruno1 from Very Happy with Brother fax machine We are very happy with our Brother Fax machine so far, it works very well with no issues so far. The Brother fax machine is far better than the other brands of fax machines that we owned over the years.
Date published: 2016-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Raider from Great I have had your product for several years. I bought both my sons this product, without any problems.
Date published: 2017-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by highlandite from Good features, easy to use. Have been very happy with it so far. Does not get extensive use but is great as a small home business fax and copier. Customer service has been helpful when needed.
Date published: 2018-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunshine2013 from null My LaserFax is absolutely wonderful. I recommend it because of the price and quality.
Date published: 2013-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by matter from so far so good I haven't had the machine for very long but so far it is doing a great job
Date published: 2014-01-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christie345 from Brother Intelifax-2840 I bought this unit after reading an e-mail ad from brother. I have space restrictions and the advertised footprint seemed small. The unit is much larger with the paper attachments out... Setup was fast and easy as advertised. The display window is small and hard to read even with max brightness. Print is crisp and the paper handler works well. The unit is now fully setup and operational. Wish I had known about the 2940 before I purchased this dinosaur...
Date published: 2014-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoPal from Good for the money and use It was hard to find a laser fax, that was just that. Most new products will do too many things we did not need and for which we did not want to pay extra.
Date published: 2015-08-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ann White from Fax machine Been needing a fax machine that actually works and accepts large amount of faxes and can deliver too. FINALLY found it~
Date published: 2018-04-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by asrv from intellifax works great just what we needed and has an excellent print quality
Date published: 2015-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by XtremeXpress from Good Enjoying this fax. pages go thru much faster. so far very nice machine.
Date published: 2016-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by cycass from does every thing I need it to set up was easy, product performs great.over all a great machine for the price.paper feeds well, and quality of the incomming faxes are great.
Date published: 2018-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by KapiMom from Good Buy I like this fax, but miss 2 features that were on a previous Brother Intellifax 1270e that I had for many years: 1) I could continue to load pages into the feeder, so I could fax more than 30 pages allowed on the 2840. 2) On the 1270e I could print a confirmation of the fax after I sent it. On the 2840, it has to be programmed prior to sending and deprogrammed if no longer needed.
Date published: 2015-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kara from Excellent Machine Easy to use, all functions have step by step on screen display of what to do. Scans documents quickly for fax. Prints very clear received faxes and reports.
Date published: 2017-04-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jerrytxins from Very good fax machine!! Has been 1 week since I purchased this fax machine and so far so good!! It work fast, and simple to use..! I Recomend this machine to small business use..
Date published: 2012-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Isabel27 from Smooth My Brother-Intellifax-2840 runs very nice and smooth is just stay on for a while and then goes quiet. The print is sharp and crispy
Date published: 2017-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by TonyZ from IntelliFax-2840 Our other Brother Fax bit the dust after about 5 years. This is great improvement.
Date published: 2013-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JTM15 from Loving It So Far!! We purchased the Brother IntelliFax-2840 a few months ago. Although we aren't HEAVY users of the fax machine, we DO rely on it for many specific needs. We replaced our PanaFax UF-585 with this model after doing some extensive research on the internet of various fax machine models, which there are NOT a lot of out there these days. The clarity of the print-outs and the speed of sending and receiving is WONDERFUL! I wish the display window was a bit larger or maybe tilted up more for easier viewing, but it works. Supplies (toner are very reasonable, as well. Only time will tell if we will CONTINUE to love it, but we sure do right now! :)
Date published: 2015-04-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve Quigley from Some great features and one real loser feature This printer was my replacement for the intellifax 2820. There is one significant difference between the two. The 2820 allowed the phone to be used as an extension, but not the 2840. When a call is answered by any other phone in the house, and i pick up the 2840 phone, a message saying "phone is in use". This is a killer for me, but maybe not for others. Otherwise it is a clone for the 2820, which served me well for many years. I expect this will also. But with this problem, I will likely not buy brother again.
Date published: 2016-06-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by vicksan57 from Fabulous fax machine! This is the perfect fax machine for our store. It was easy to set up, and easy to use. It prints clearly, and we have had no trouble with it. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-05-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by truing1060 from Great Fax Machine I purchased this fax about 6 months ago to replace a HP inkjet that had been recalled. I wanted a no-frills laser fax machine so that I didn't have to deal with the hassle of ink cartridges anymore, and this fit the bill perfectly. So far, I haven't had a single problem. It hasn't even jammed once. I am very pleased with this product, and it only makes it better that HP payed for it!
Date published: 2014-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by 45ACP from To New To Tell Just installed and used very little. It was an easy set up, and the quality seems very good. If it can continue to perform at this level, I'm a happy camper.
Date published: 2014-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by President from excellent machine This my second machine as the first is in my HOA office and I was so pleased with the way it works I got one for my home.
Date published: 2015-03-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by gbykonen from excellent FAX this FAX machine is perfect for small bus or home/office. it is affordable and dependable! love it, G
Date published: 2014-10-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sad at the office from Almost great, except,,,, We have had this new Brother machine for a couple of months now and I still cannot get it to 100% functionality. We can send faxes and we can receive faxes but only if the sender has sent the fax via a computer. For some reason unknown, the machine will not receive faxes sent from other fax machines. So far, no one can help me solve this problem. When I call Brother, they send me a fax from a computer and say "You are receiving faxes." They do not seem to have an actual fax machine to test that for me. I am at wits end with this. Our previous Brother machine lasted more then 10-years but this one is a near total disaster. I don't know if this is a clash between old and new technology or what and no one else seems to know either. If I could get this problem solved, I would gladly give a great review but until then, I cannot.
Date published: 2017-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by governor from A Real Fax machine !!!! Had an old thermal piece of junk that always jammed was slow and used that primitive thermal roll. What a difference. The 2840 is fast sending receiving and printing out reports. See, no jams using recommended page. Did get off track setting up. I needed to use an external voice mail machine but used the wrong option. I needed brother to say "do you use voice FROM THE PHONE COMPANY not just voice mail. Once i got that straight it was a cinch. Brother is very thorough in their instructions and there is a lot of them and they should be read. Especially the setup instructions and checking each menu setting. Nice job Fax Machine support team.
Date published: 2015-04-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by bklerer from Excellent Fax Machine I have owned several fax machines from many reputable companies but this one is by far the best quality, speed and friendly as I have ever owned.
Date published: 2016-03-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by bubba4kool from not what I expected This machine may be ok for an individual, but I use it for a small business. It is used alot but is disappointing in the supply area. I've had it a little over a month and had to replace 2 ink cartridges and a drum unit.
Date published: 2016-06-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by LUPE 2 from BROTHER 2840 FAX MACHINE THIS MACHINE IS HORRIBLE! THE CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS HORRIBLE. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER BROTHER PRODUCT AGAIN.
Date published: 2016-06-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kitty from Great gift This was one of the best gifts i have received this year for x-mas! The item works really well! I am really pleased with all of the features it has!
Date published: 2014-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Booklady3 from Soso Enjoy the 2840, except for 4problems. Find it difficult to scan item and email it. Previous Brother printer, just had to place paper, press scan, and immediately item appeared on computer screen. No flat screen to put paper on to fax, scan... Machine says toner needed when there is still sufficient toner. Difficult to awaken printer from sleep or deep sleep. Other than these 4 problems, machine fairly easy to use
Date published: 2016-03-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by pawnpusher from high-speed fax very good laser printing and fax speed, but LCD display too dismal to read and not able to adjust to make more readable
Date published: 2015-12-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Houdini from IntelliFax 2840 We use this mainly as a printer. The unit works well, BUT there is a nightmare problem when the toner or the drum needs changing. You are treated almost as criminal for trying to change your toner (THEY want to prevent you from using some of the cheaper alternate products out there. So, changing the toner or the drum is the opposite of simple and easy.
Date published: 2016-06-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nina from Best Purchase Ever We replaced an older Brother fax we had for many years. The new fax was so much faster and easier to use that we didn't even need the manual. It really made that big a difference.
Date published: 2013-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by WC Transportation from Excellent Fax Machine Very user friendly for individuals who have never owned a fax machine. The machine itself is well built. I really like this model & would say it is the way to go for small office use! Of course you can't go wrong with Brother!
Date published: 2016-05-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gail M from Disappointed Not as reliable as 2820 Intellifax, lost some features
Date published: 2017-07-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by rooster2 from Great value , pricing and shipping Superb machine, at a great price. I couldn't be more happy !
Date published: 2014-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Danielle from Works Great Fax works great. Its very simple and basic. Only issue we are having, it uses a lot of toner very quickly. We are constantly ordering toner.
Date published: 2016-11-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Janette from NEVER BUY THIS MACHINE! THIS FAX/COPIER IS REALLY A PIECE OF JUNK! I have only had it two months and it won't copy or receive information from my computer. I tried to obtain information from Brother internet, but nothing works. The printer continually send the message "telephone", instead of printing. IT IS WORTHLESS!
Date published: 2018-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by TLynnC from A1 Fax and Printer I have 5 small businesses and needed a fax and printer. I kept running down to the corner to run faxes when needed and the color printer I had was always running out of ink, so I was having to buy a lot of ink and I had no need for color. This printer, copier and fax was perfect for me. I've had it now for 2 months and it works great for my needs, it powers right up and provides me with the needed copies and faxes. Easy to set up and use.
Date published: 2017-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by marbear from great It has a lot of options. Coping, faxing, everything about this machine is to our satisfaction.
Date published: 2018-04-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charkiek from Good Fax Machine So far is has worked like it is intended to no problems of any kind. Nice clean copies and faxes...
Date published: 2019-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Den 71 from Great features at a great price. This is my second fax machine from brother And I have had good success with them.
Date published: 2018-10-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by sugarfoot from Nice looking machine Much faster and neater than my old machine. Like the fact that it is laser and not filament.
Date published: 2015-05-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by MULBERRY from GREAT FAX THE BEST WAY I CAN DESCRIBE THIS FAX IS GREAT!!!!!! IT HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN.
Date published: 2015-10-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by DeeDee68 from Addessing envelopes Purchased this particular one because the box said it did envelopes and labels, BUT it's not convenient or easy to do. To feed envelopes, you have to access the back of the machine and change some pieces....not at all convenient. To do labels, it tells you to NOT do just single labels or feed through a sheet of only partial labels. Whenever the power goes out, it reverts to landscape printing and have to reset it to portrait and I can't figure out any way to have it default to my choice of portrait printing.
Date published: 2017-07-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by bugs2 from so far so good its faster than the 2820 so far we like it and would tell a friend
Date published: 2014-07-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blushinviolet from Great performance Very reliable. Good to have a machine dedicated to fax.
Date published: 2016-10-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JOSEPH24 from WORKS GREAT. EASY TO SET UP AND USE. HAS GREAT FEATURES. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Date published: 2019-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by HASSEL from OK WHEN IT WORKS WHEN THE MACHINE WORKS IT IS FINE. THE FIRST ONE WAS INOPERABLE AND IT WAS A HASSEL TO CONVINCE THEM TO REPLACE IT AND A BOTHER TO SEND IT BACK.
Date published: 2013-08-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JBJB from Terrible My $99.00 Sharp Fax/Phone was much easier and I didn't need a dedicated phne line !!!
Date published: 2018-04-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by jay 462 from fax and number ok for the price having a hard Tim to save numbers? but other than that good also when sending fax sometimes does not transmit properly have to resend.
Date published: 2018-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by joyce64 from great speed when printing l gave it a 5 star review because I think its great
Date published: 2016-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by StRita from Works just fine for us! We use this in a very small office. We only use it for sending and receiving faxes. We have not, and do not intend to, use it for copying. The set up was very easy - I did it myself without any issues. We are very happy with this fax machine.
Date published: 2018-06-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by CURTIS from VERY SATISFIED: THIS IS THE FIRST INTELLIFAX -2840 THAT I HAVE HAD. I HAD A HL-5170DN FOR 10 YEARS. EXCELLENT MACHINE THERE. THIS UNIT IS NICE, EASY SET UP AND SO FAR SO GOOD. HAVE ABOUT 20-30 INCOMING PER DAY AND SAME AMOUNT OUTGOING. I AM VERY SATISFIED. I HAD TO TALK TO BROTHER ABOUT SPEED DIAL AND THEY, AS THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN EXCELLENT WITH INSTRUCTIONS AND THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRODUCT. TOOK ABOUT TWO (2 MINUTES FOR THEM TO TELL ME HOW. IT WAS MY FAULT, NOT THIERS. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS UNIT.
Date published: 2013-05-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by NORTHMAN from FAX MACHINE GOOD PRODUCT. I WOULD RECCOMEND THE PRODUCT. GOOD JOB ON COVERING WARRANTY
Date published: 2013-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by SRGILLIL1 from would not work after buying 3 machines wouldn't work after getting 3 machineS I had to keep changing machines
Date published: 2018-03-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by rodes from Love this product Great product, works flawlessly. my only complaint is that the single feed slot is very touchy and doesn't always work. I would not hesitate to buy it.
Date published: 2017-09-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicknight from Nice Update to the older models Grate all in one the fax works grate and its a grate copier and scanner as well. MY old one died after 12 years of service and i got this as a replacement and i love it. Good basic all in one laser printer scanner copier and full featured fax machine
Date published: 2017-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by sebtru from questionable quality/serice machine received in good order and put into service on 4/29/13, worked fine for two days. It stopped picking paper out of tray and displayed "no paper" message, tried more/less paper, shuffled paper, cleaned rollers, etc. to no avail. Called service and helpful operator had me adjust paper guides, machine successfully made to copies while still speaking with service. Hung up and returned machine to service ... same problem again..retried all as before. Now it works sometimes and sometimes it doesn't. I use fax extensively in my business, sending and receiving contracts, quotes, etc. and cannot have a machine that only works sometimes. I have 2 other brother fax machines and a brother printer that I'm quite happy with, but something needs to be done about this machine ASAP Sent another email 3 days later, received response to call service again and wait on line to go through the same procedure again. I have now owned this questionable product for ten days and got two days of use. Service seems to be non-existent. I would advise any potential purchaser to carefully consider my experience before ordering this product.
Date published: 2013-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by MRPRK from GOOD PURCHASE EVERYTHING ABOUT THE 2840 IS GREAT EXCEPT THE LED IS IMPOSSIBLE TO READ WITH NORMAL LIGHT. i HAVE TO USE A FLASHLIGHT AND THEN IS IS NOT TOO CLEAR. CAN'T FIND ANY ADJUSTMENT FOR IT.
Date published: 2015-07-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joeanne from Great Features I love this product. Has amazing features and simple.
Date published: 2019-04-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alllie from Great Fax Machine this machine is very easy to set up and use. would definitely recommend this to anyone.
Date published: 2018-09-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by peggyj from Expensive toner doesn't last and printing is light This printer is quick, but that's about it. The toner is very expensive, which wouldn't be so bad if it lasted. And the print quality is below average - very light, even when I change the settings.
Date published: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArtMa from Excellent product Very fast and makes sharp copies and prints sharp faxes. Works well.
Date published: 2013-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1956harv from geat ofice machine never fails, every office should have one.I should have got one much sooner.
Date published: 2016-07-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by popymoose from Works Great I needed a fax my other went Bad so I got this fax and printer and the price was right and it works great very fast and I have to problems with it I use a special number for a fax signal and it is great I highly approve of this fax.
Date published: 2017-10-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by SandyA520 from Great Features Easy to use. Looks good. Use it at home for personal use.
Date published: 2018-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJOM from Good piece of equipment The speed of the machine was quite a surprise. At first I thought the sheets were not being transmitted. Very pleased with the ease of operation!
Date published: 2015-06-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arwin58 from Exactly what we needed Great product: scans VERY fast even in Superfine mode, sends out quality faxes (so we've been told), very quiet, lots of good options. You won't be disappointed. This is actually our second Brother fax. Had to finally replacing the older model after MANY years of faithful service.
Date published: 2013-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimF from Long lasting product Had prior model that lasted eighteen years with regular use every day. It finally had to be replaced. Hope this one lasts half as long.
Date published: 2014-09-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by CT ENT from Dependable Machine This is our second machine, same model, everyone loves it!
Date published: 2019-05-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sally610 from Fax too broken to fix at home A paper got stuck in my fax. The technician gave me suggestions as to how to fix it, but nothing worked. I was told I had to bring the fax in to a place 2 miles from my home. Aside from which, it's too heavy to carry. Thus, I plan to throw the fax machine out. Quite disappointed.
Date published: 2018-03-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by sickomom from fax Great machine. Quite, quick, and no quirks! thank you for making such a great machine.
Date published: 2013-08-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Intellifax2840 from New Fax So far so good. Fairly simple to program, very similar to previous fax machine, Brother Intellifax 2820.
Date published: 2014-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by TBWRC from Outstanding Printer Great value; low price for a great printer. Printer provides high quality pages, quick printing, dependable, compact and looks good; I would highly recommend this printer.
Date published: 2018-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by nothappywithBrother from Nothing but trouble This is my second IntelliFax-2840. The first one never gave me a second of trouble but this last one has been nothing BUT! I like this model but I guess I got a lemon. It seems to be resetting itself and you have to know every minute detail of what settings your machine likes with your particular phone line service. It comes with 4 preset rings to receive a fax but mine has to be set on one or it doesn't work. How am I supposed to know that. I've called Brother twice for assistance but they have always told me it was a problem with my line. Wel,l they were wrong both times.
Date published: 2015-08-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by SusanC from Fast and efficient Love this fax machine! We've used several different brands and this is by far the best.
Date published: 2018-04-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by ORW1 from IntelliFax-2840 Had problems with directions but my daughter finally figured them out.
Date published: 2016-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Billinms from Every thing I needed in a fax machine. I don't use it often, but when I do, I need it to be fast.
Date published: 2016-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by oldhorse from null Quiet, energy efficient, does a great job, receives faxes well
Date published: 2016-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oldschool from Great Value Easy set up with good instructions as I am not compatable with many of the new electronics out there today. Great value, satisfied so far.
Date published: 2013-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elaine123 from Brother Fax 2820 Pricing was good and this is my 2nd brother fax in the last 8 years and they perform well. The print quality is good and very clear
Date published: 2018-04-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by pat3700 from Ease of use. Recently purchased and have had no problems. Easy setup and my wife likes the one touch dialing. I registered my fax and I was told Brothers would fax me back to insure I was receiving faxes and they never did. What they did is send me an e-mail.
Date published: 2017-04-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by YLN8V from Great machine! Use this machine at workplace. It has served us for years that is why I purchased it for home use. Easy to setup, works like a horse, easy to troubleshoot.
Date published: 2016-05-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elizabeth2 from Great Printer Very smooth and crispy print, also very fast. Fax is quiet
Date published: 2017-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Billing from Amazing Machine Bought this machine because my Brother fax finally broke down after more than 20 years! This is a great machine. The copies come out like they were originals and the machine is so quiet, we are never disturbed by the sound when we have a bulk of faxes to send or receive. Really an amazing machine and very reasonably priced. Love it.
Date published: 2014-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by SusanAnnS from I'm a happy camper. Bought this machine because my HP fax broke down after 2 years! I am tired of having to look for a new machine every 1 to 2 years. So I did my research and found this Nice brother laser fax. I wanted a no-frills laser fax machine so that I didn't have to deal with the hassle of ink cartridges anymore, and this fit the bill perfectly. This is a Great machine. The copies come out like they were originals and the machine is so quiet, we are never disturbed by the sound when we have a bulk of faxes to send or receive. Really an amazing machine and very reasonably priced. It was an easy set up, and the quality seems very good. If it can continue to perform at this level, I'm a happy camper.
Date published: 2014-04-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tommyv from Fax/ Laser printer I bought this product after buying the J220 printer. Needed a fax capability and liked this brand for the ease of set up and ease of use. Compact design for home or small office use.
Date published: 2013-05-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Melvina from Sheet Capacity Compaired to the fax machine we had previously, this machine is wonderful. It holds more paper, prints a report of what has been sent and recevied (easily) I am pleased with this product.
Date published: 2018-08-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by H1at 25340 from Much, much better than my old Panasonic machine. I am not yet fully proficient in using your Laser Fax, because I have not had it long enough. I use it all the time as a landline telephone. I use it often as a copier and occasionally to send a fax, rarely to receive a fax.
Date published: 2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Santiago from Easy to Use The product comes with good features and is very easy to use. It started giving transmission problems but was replaced by Brother even two months after the warranty had expired. Thanks for Brother Staff especially to Richard.
Date published: 2021-01-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimmy from Love the unit Good product, fast, very good product !! Will reccommend
Date published: 2021-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Diana from Uses toner very quickly I just put in a toner cartridge 3 wks. ago and the pages are printing very lightly already. I feel like it did not go very far.
Date published: 2021-04-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by cupre from Works great Fast and effective. Works great for what it is needed for
Date published: 2021-04-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barbara from Doesn't work yet I have not been able to send or receive a fax. I have been out of my office a lot but, when I did call for help, I was kept on the line so long that I had to give up. I don't have the time to go back to it just now but I do need technical support
Date published: 2021-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Funnelcake from Great Fax Machine Love the Fax Machine. I works great. I just wish the screen fax screen had a back light. Its hard to see the activity on the screen.
Date published: 2021-07-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bobby from my fax old fax stop working good and got this one and works super love it
Date published: 2022-05-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Septuagenarian from Very good as a stand-alone fax machine LCD window on this newer model fax machine is extremely difficult to read, even after making contrast adjustments. The LCD window on our 16-year-old Brothers fax machine was excellent and I fully expected a new machine model would be better, not worse. Otherwise, printing quality is very good. We use this on a dedicated fax line just for sending/receiving faxes as we have several other printers connected to our computers for printing and copying. As a stand-alone fax machine, it is very good -- except for the poor quality LCD window.
Date published: 2022-05-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cary from Dont waste your money We bought this to replace anothe Brother Fax. This would not work. Just kept ringing. Sits in a corner.
Date published: 2022-04-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by POBEE from Great Fax Machine Professional machine that will last a long time. Believe it or not I still use fax technology. The Brother Inteelifax is the one for me. Get one while supplies last.
Date published: 2022-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by marshhen from Fax/ Laser printer I bought this product after buying the J220 printer. Needed a fax capability and liked this brand for the ease of set up and ease of use. Compact design for home or small office use.
Date published: 2013-05-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shen from Good machine. Easy to use. A good machine for FAX and Copying documents. Easy to use. It is cheaper than going to stores to have many pages of documents faxed. Happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2022-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Noelle from Great Fax & Copy Machine I really like my new IntelliFax-2840 fax machine & copier. I was provided with great set-up directions and it was a breeze (even with a VoIP & Google phone line). I've had the fax machine for a few months and have never had an issue with it.
Date published: 2022-10-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by CFields from good machine works great little maintenance can last a long time
Date published: 2022-11-21T00:00:00-05:00