The Brother 1860C is a fax machine designed for the home or small office user. It has fast Super G3 faxing speeds and even works quite well as a color printer and basic copier. Print speeds are around 18 pages per minute for black and 16 pages per minute for color. The low cost of Brother Intellifax 1860C ink makes it a very economical choice, though not as environmentally friendly as the Xerox 8400 ink printer.
Since many fax machines are monochrome-only, a color fax machine is sometimes rare. This can be an advantage and a disadvantage. Having to buy and replace color Brother 1860C ink cartridges can be an extra expense, but having color printing capabilities is a bonus. Brother 1860C inkjet cartridges have large capacities, helping to reduce the cost per page.
Faxing options abound, as it is the focus of the machine. The unit supports fax forwarding, automatic redialing, verification reports, and most other options you would expect from a high quality fax machine. It also has a 100 number speed dial memory, and can store 10 one-touch numbers for quick access. With 16 MB of memory, it can store up to 300 incoming pages when the unit is out of paper or users are away from the office, ensuring you don't miss any faxes.
User reviews of the Brother 1860C inkjet fax machine are mostly favorable. Users praise its affordable price and easy setup. They also like its fast faxing speeds and excellent feature set. Users criticize the need to replace color ink cartridges even if they are not used, recommending that users not buy it for use as a monochrome-only fax machine. For people with this need, a higher-yielding, low-budget unit might be more appropriate.
Overall, the Brother 1860C is a solid fax machine with all the faxing features a user could want. It will appeal most to home or small office users who want a dedicated fax machine and the ability for occasional color printing. Users who plan to do only monochrome faxing may want to look for a model without color cartridges and their additional cost.
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