What Is a Fax Machine Used For?

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A fax machine is a communication system that is used for sending and receiving documents that contain images and text. The advantage of a fax machine over email is that it sends a physical document to the receiver.

A fax machine is a handy tool since there is no need to scan or print a document after receiving it. This equipment is ideal for documents that require a person's handwritten signature. A person can either buy a stand-alone fax machine that takes up less space or a multifunctional unit that includes a fax machine, a copier, a scanner and a printer.