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Brother IntelliFax-2840 High-Speed Laser Fax - FAX2840

Item # BROFAX2840 (Part # FAX2840)
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Item Description:

High-Speed Faxing for Your Home Office or Small Business

Offering fast fax transmission and high-quality laser output; the 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. Also; help keep your operating costs low by using the optional high capacity replacement toner.

Versatile Paper Handling

The IntelliFAX-2840 is equipped with a 250-sheet capacity paper tray for letter or legal size paper and a single-sheet manual feed slot for envelopes or thicker media.

This fax machine also has a 20-page capacity auto document feeder for sending faxes and making copies; up to legal size.

Receive Faxes and Voice Calls on the Same Telephone Line

This fax machine is capable of receiving fax and voice calls on the same telephone line which saves the expense of separate phone lines. Additionally; it includes a built-in telephone handset for voice calls.

Valuable Fax Features

The IntelliFAX-2840 is equipped with a variety of useful features that can help reduce time and increase productivity:

  • Remote Fax Retrieval allows you to access your fax messages from any telephone or fax machine by using a remote access code.
  • Broadcasting lets you automatically send the same fax message to multiple fax numbers simultaneously; up to 272 locations.
  • Dual Access enables you to scan a fax into memory while another message is being sent or received.

High-Capacity Memory and Delayed Transmission

With a fax-page memory of up to 400 pages; this machine allows you to store faxes to memory and program transmission for a later time.


This fax machine includes a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface to connect to your computer for up to 21ppm laser printing. It also has a 'TAD' (telephone answering device) interface for connecting an external phone or answering machine.

Product Features:

  • 33.6K bps Super G3 fax modem. Fast fax communication (approx. 2.5 sec./page) and memory up to 400 pages.
  • Superior laser output. Whether you're printing incoming faxes or making copies at up to 21cpm; you can expect high-quality laser output.
  • Time-saving features. Automatically send the same fax message to more than one fax number (up to 272 broadcasting locations) or scan a fax into memory while another fax is being sent or received (dual access).
  • 250-sheet paper capacity. A high-capacity; front-loading paper tray is easily accessible and helps reduce the time spent reloading paper. It also adjusts to hold either letter or legal size paper.
  • 20-page capacity auto document feeder. For faxing and copying multiple pages; up to legal size.
  • High capacity replacement toner cartridge available. Help lower your cost per page by using the optional high capacity replacement toner cartridge.
  • Future printing capability. Built-in Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface to connect to your computer for up to 21ppm laser printing.

Product Specifications:


  • Print Technology: B/W Laser Technology
  • Faxing Capability: B/W Faxing
  • Fax Modem Speed: 33.6K bps Fax Modem
  • Best Transmission Speed (sec): Approx. 2.5 seconds per page
  • Max. Automatic Document Feeder Capacity: 20-Page ADF
  • Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets): 250-Sheet Input Capacity
  • Standard Memory (MB): 16MB Memory
  • Optional Memory (MB): No
  • Fax Page Memory: Up to 400-page fax memory
  • Dual Access: Yes
  • Polling: Yes
  • Broadcasting (# of locations): Yes (272 locations)
  • Group Dial (up to x groups): Yes (8)
  • Quick Scan (Memory Transmission): Approx. 2.5 sec/page
  • Delayed Transmission/Timers: 50
  • Document Memory Backup: No
  • Gray Scale: Mono: 256
  • Remote Fax Retrieval: Yes
  • Fax Forwarding/Paging: Yes
  • Auto Fax Reduction: Yes
  • Transmission Verification Report: Yes (with image)
  • Out-of-Paper Reception: Yes
  • Coding Method: Mono:MH/MR/MMR/JBIG
  • ITU-T Group: Super G3
  • Optional Paper Capacity (sheets): No
  • Max. Fax Resolution: 203x392 lines/inch
  • Activity Report/Journal Report: Yes (up to 200)


  • Telephone Handset: Yes
  • Fax/Telephone Switch: Yes
  • One-Touch Dial (# of locations): 22 locations
  • Speed Dial (# of locations): 200 locations
  • Total Auto Dial Locations: 222 locations
  • External TAD interface: Yes
  • Automatic Redial (times/interval): Yes (1 time/5 min.)
  • Distinctive Ring Detection Ready: Yes
  • Caller ID Ready: Yes
  • Telephone Index Search: Yes


  • Copying Capability: Black and White
  • Multi-Copying: Yes (up to 99)
  • Copy Output Resolution (max. dpi): Up to 300x600 dpi
  • Max. Copy Speed B/W (cpm): Up to 21cpm Black
  • Copy Reduction/Enlargement: 25% - 400%
  • Sorting Function: Yes


  • Replacement Consumables / Yield: TN420 Standard Yield Toner Cartridge (1;200 pages)
  • TN450 High-Yield Toner Cartridge (2;600 pages): DR420 Drum Unit (12;000 pages)
  • Printing Capability: B/W Printing
  • Standard Interface(s): USB
  • Max. Black Print Speed (ppm): Up to 21ppm Black
  • Max. Print Resolution (dpi): Up to 2400x600 dpi
  • LCD Size (characters/lines): 16 characters/2 lines
  • Design Style: Sheetfed
  • Output Paper Capacity (sheets): 100 sheets
  • Poster Function: No
  • "In-Box" Consumables (Yield): (1) Starter Toner Cartridge (700 pages); (1) DR420 Drum Unit ; (12;000 pages)
  • PC FAX Capability: No
  • Min. Input for ADF (Width/Height): 5.8"/5.8"
  • Max. Input for ADF (Width/Height): 8.5"/14"
  • Sheet Weight - ADF (Min./Max.): 17-24 lbs.
  • Min. Paper Width/Length (Paper Tray): 4.2"/5.9"
  • Max. Paper Width/Length (Paper Tray): 8.5"/14"
  • Sheet Weight - Paper Tray (Min./Max.): 16-28 lbs.
  • Power Source: AC 110-120 V 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption - Sleep/Standby/Peak: 55W/Standy 1.5W/Sleep 420W/Operating 1080W/Peak
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
  • Operating Environment: Temperature 50-90.5 degrees F
  • Operating Environment: Humidity 20-80% (w/o condensation)
  • Machine Noise (Standby/Copying): 30 dBA / 53 dBA
  • Unit Dimensions (W x D x H): 14.7" x 14.6" x 12.2"
  • Unit Weight: 19.8 lbs.
  • Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle: 10;000 printed pages
  • Recommended Monthly Print Volume: 250 to 2;000 pages
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited
  • Stand Alone Copying: Yes
  • ID Copy: No
  • PC Faxing Capability (Send/Receive): No
  • Call Waiting/Caller ID/Distinctive Ring Ready: Call ID/Distinctive Ring Ready Only
  • Auto Fax Receive Date/Time Header: Yes
  • Duplex Copying: Yes
  • Duplex Faxing: No
  • Machine Noise (Ready/Printing): 53 dB Operating / 30 dB Standby
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