How to Fax From Printer
Send and receive documents through fax in minutes.
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Is Your Printer Fax-Enabled?
Easily Fax From Printers
Does Your Printer Have Fax Capabilities?
Before learning how to send a fax from a printer, it’s important to check if your printer has fax capabilities.
How to Fax From a Printer
Use the Document Feeder
How to Use an Online Fax Service
How to Fax with
How to Fax with eFax Online
1. Log in to your eFax account
2. Go to Send Faxes
3. A new window will pop up. From your list of contacts, choose a recipient or enter the recipient’s Name and Company
4. Go to Fax-To Country, then select your fax recipient’s location
5. If the recipient is not in your contact list, enter their fax number
6. To include a subject and body, choose the Include Cover Page option
7. Next, click Browse and attach the documents to send, then click OK
8. Navigate to Select Quality List to set your preferred fax resolution
9. Click Send Faxes
Advantages of eFax
Free Online Storage: eFax securely stores your faxes online, provided your subscription stays active.
Toll-free fax number: eFax provides toll-free fax numbers so your customers can contact you from anywhere at no cost.
Cost Reduction: Installation, supplies and maintenance add up and can be expensive over the long term. Online fax subscriptions are affordable, and you don’t spend a lot of money on supplies, installations or maintenance.
eSign capabilities: You can sign your faxes digitally, thus allowing you to return important documents promptly.
Compatibility with Cloud Storage: eFax lets you retrieve documents from various cloud storage sites, such as Google Drive and Dropbox, enabling you to send or receive crucial documents anywhere—all while maintaining client confidentiality.
Printer Fax FAQs
You can only send a fax from your printer if it’s a multi-functional printer (MFP) with fax capabilities. If you’re unsure whether your device is an MFP, check for a ‘Fax’ button on the control panel. Also, make sure the printer has a connected phone line for the fax function to work.
If your printer does not have fax capabilities, you can still send faxes with an online fax provider like eFax. Just sign up for an account and start faxing from your computer, phone or tablet.
You can even make things easier by downloading the eFax Messenger app. Simply open your document in a platform like Google Drive or Word, select ‘Print,’ and choose ‘eFax Messenger Printer.’ The document will then be transferred to the Messenger app, and you just need to fill out the recipient’s information before sending the fax.
The phone line number your multifunction printer is attached to is your fax number. If you’re not sure, call 1-800-444-4444, an MCI-operated toll-free line.
Alternatively, if you don’t have a phone line, you can get toll-free and local fax numbers by signing up for eFax.
If you don’t have a phone line, sign up for eFax to get local and toll-free fax numbers. eFax boosts productivity and cuts costs while eliminating the need for complex, expensive or outdated equipment.
Why do Millions of Users Trust & Choose eFax for Sending and Receiving Faxes?
eFax has led online fax services for twenty years, serving millions worldwide. We’re relied upon by Fortune 500 firms and SMBs globally, offering efficient online faxing and HIPAA-compliant plans.