The Brother 2580C thinks outside of the box of traditional fax machines, with the addition of an answering machine and cordless phone, as well as printing and copying functions. It is designed for home or small office users. The low cost of Brother Intellifax 2580C ink keeps overall costs low, but some users might not need its color capabilities.
While not the most compact fax machine in its class, its extra features make up for its slightly larger frame. It measures 7.1 inches by 18.7 inches by 14.6 inches and weighs 18.9 pounds. Four Brother 2580C inkjet cartridges are included, one each of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. The individual Brother 2580C ink cartridges help reduce wasted ink and keep costs low.
The Brother 2580C has a few very unique features, such as a cordless phone and an answering machine, allowing it to become the central communication hub for a small office. Additional handsets can even be added later. The fact that the phone, answering machine, and fax machine are all integrated into one machine eliminates some of the problems inherent with sharing a line between a fax machine and phone, as it handles it all seamlessly. The one major drawback is slow faxing speeds, at 14.4 kbps, which is quite slow by today's standards, and could be limiting for a busy office. Its 10-page automatic document feeder may seem a little small for some users, as well.
User reviews of the Brother Intellifax 2580C inkjet are generally very positive. Users like its affordable price and wide array of features, especially the cordless phone and answering machine integration. They also praise its easy setup and good printing quality. Some users criticize it for high ink usage, even when not printing often.
Overall, the Brother 2580C is an excellent machine that gives home and small office users a comprehensive communications solution for a very low price. Slow faxing speeds and high ink usage are its only major drawbacks.
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