How To Fax From Printer?

Want to learn how to fax from a Printer? Keep reading!

Despite its cumbersome and time-consuming nature, faxing is still very common in many industries.

However, the majority of the young generation don’t know how to operate a fax machine and prefer using modern devices to send and receive information. 

The good news is that nowadays, you don’t have to stick to the traditional fax machine to send and receive the fax.

Faxing through a printer is more convenient and quicker, and an excellent alternative to the traditional faxing method.

In this guide, we will discuss different ways to fax from a printer. Let’s begin! 


Key Takeaways

  • Fax-enabled printers will have a fax button in them.
  • If you have a printer that is not fax-enabled, then you can use a fax kit.
  • You can fax from a printer without a fax capability using an online service.
  • You will need a cordless phone, phone, or computer and an internet connection to fax for the printers lacking the fax feature.

Does Your Printer Have Fax Capabilities? 

Does Your Printer Have Fax Capabilities

First of all, you have to find out if your printer is fax-enabled. The printers with fax capability usually have a fax button next to the scanner.

Another way to check the printer for an in-built telephone jack is to connect the landline to the printer. 

If your printer is already fax-enabled, you can fax through the printer driver or document feeder. However, if it is not fax-enabled, you can use a fax kit to allow it to fax.

Read: What Is Fax?

Read: What Is Classic Fax?

What Do you Need To Fax from A Printer? 

Here are some things you’d need to fax from your home printer:

  • An active landline phone, preferably a cordless phone. 
  • A phone or computer with an internet connection for the printers lacking the fax feature.
  • The document you wish to fax. 1

How To Send A Fax Via Printer Driver? 

While every printer has a different process for sending the fax, you must print the document you want to fax first.  

  • Go to the print dialog and select the print driver listed as “Fax.” 
  • Enter the fax number and press “Send” to relay the fax to the desired fax number. 2

How To Send A Fax Via Document Feeder? 

How To Send A Fax Via Document Feeder

Connect your printer to the landline and follow these steps: 

  • Put the document into the feeder.
  • Dial the fax number of the receiver and press the “Send” button.  
  • The fax machine will then try to connect with the receiver’s fax machine to transmit the fax.
  • Once the transmission is completed, you will get a confirmation page with the time, date, and a number of pages transmitted. 

Also Read: How Does A Fax Work?

How To Fax From The Printer Without Fax Feature?

How To Fax From The Printer Without Fax Feature

It is possible to fax from a printer without a fax capability using an online service.

These services allow you to send a fax through any internet-enabled device. Here is how you do it:

  • Sign up with any reliable online fax solution.
  • Scan the document you want to fax and upload it to your internet-enabled device. 
  • Log into your account through the web browser, search for the “New Fax” button and click it.
  • Enter the fax number of the receiver you want to fax the documents to. 
  • Then connect the device with your printer, and the online service will act as a translator and transmits information from your device to the receiver. 
  • Once all the fields are filled, click on ‘Send’’
  • Once the fax is successfully delivered to the other end, the online fax service will send you a confirmation email. 

Read: How To Fax Over The Internet?

Receiving a Fax With a Printer

Many printers come with the capability to receive and print incoming faxes automatically.

Printers hold incoming faxes in their memory, so you do not have to worry if you run out of paper. As soon as you add papers, the printer will print the incoming fax.

Some printer models have advanced features that forward incoming faxes directly to your email. 

Wrapping Up

So if you do not have a fax machine, then you can send a fax using a printer very easily.

You can use your office printer or go to a library or the nearest retail store to send faxes using a printer. We hope this guide was helpful to you. 


What is the most easy way to send a fax?

The easiest way to send fax to anyone around the world is by using an online fax service.

An online fax service does not require any paper, printer, fax machine, etc. You can use it on your phone or laptop simply.

Is it possible to send fax from my printer without a phone line?

Yes, sending fax from your printer without a phone line is possible if you connect it via cellular network.

How can I send a fax for free?

You can send a fax directly from your phone or computer via an online fax service.

There are many online fax services that offer to send free faxes up to a certain limit. Some of them are MyFax, eFax, HelloFax, etc. 

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