Facsimile or fax is a type of thermal printer that produces images and text sent through telephone lines. The fax machine scans your document and converts its contents into bitmap code, which is then transmitted to another fax machine using the telephone system. The receiving fax machine reconverts the bitmap code and prints a copy of the original document into a special type of paper.
Thermal fax paper
Fax machines make use of thermal printing technology and that is why it is important that only thermal fax paper rolls are used. Thermal paper is a special type of paper coated with chemicals that react to heat. Once a document bitmap is received and recoded by another fax machine, the printer head of the fax machine heats up and prints the document on the thermal paper.
Fax machines have been helping businesses transmit documents to other businesses with ease for many years. Although there are other ways to send documents now because of the continuing progress and innovations of technology (like email), fax machines still have an edge over other printers like:
Today, there are many ways to send fax messages. Before, only thermal printers were used for sending fax. Now, different types of printers can receive documents from fax machines like inkjet printers, laser printers, and thermal transfer printers.
If your fax machine is the thermal printer type, make sure that you purchase a thermal fax paper roll compatible with your printer. Thermal paper rolls come in different shapes and sizes. Quality is also something you want to consider because documents printed on thermal fax papers tend to fade after a long time of storage. Accidentally placing it near heated materials also causes the paper to turn black. Make sure to keep your documents away from direct heat to ensure its longevity.
This Article is written by John C Arkin.
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