The Canon FaxPhone B140 is a bit unique in that it is an inkjet fax machine for the home or small office. This means a bit more in operating costs, but an affordable upfront price. Transmission speeds are a bit on the slow side, at around 18 seconds per page, but third-party alternatives for Canon B140 printer ink can help reduce costs.
The B140 has a simple design, which allows it to be fairly compact. It measures just 6 inches high, with a footprint of 17.3x13 inches. The unit is a little heavier than might be expected, at 15.4 pounds, though this does include the FaxPhone B140 printer ink supply. A telephone handset is included, and is a very convenient feature.
With so many all-in-one devices on the market, the single-function design could be disappointing for some buyers. Still, for a dedicated fax machine, it is quite a good value. Users get features like one-touch speed dialing of up to 16 numbers and coded speed dialing for up to 100 numbers. Since it only includes a sheet-fed scanner and not a flatbed scanner, users will be limited to standard sheets, with no ability to fax pages from books or stapled sheets.
The system uses only a single black Canon B140 ink cartridge. This FaxPhone B140 ink cartridge can provide around 450 pages, which is a decent yield for a home office machine. Buyers who find its operating costs high should consider using remanufactured Canon B140 ink supplies at a fraction of the cost of OEM supplies.
With its inkjet design, the Canon B140 will have a much more affordable upfront price than a similar laser model, which should appeal to home users on a budget. For light-duty faxing, it should suffice, but busy users might want a model with faster transmission speeds.
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