Brother IntelliFax-2820, Monochrome Laser Plain Paper Fax, Phone & Copier


About Brother

• Designed for use in a home office or small business environment, this versatile laser fax machine delivers superior output at an affordable price. This model has particular appeal to budget-minded consumers whose fax applications demand laser print quality and an advantageous cost per page.

• A rich feature set, including the convenience of a high capacity, front-loading paper tray, easily supports multiple users. A generous memory capacity permits documents to be scanned into memory while the line is in use.

Brother Features

  • Black & White Laser Technology
  • Black & White Faxing
  • 14.4K bps Fax Modem Speed
  • Approx. 6 seconds per page Transmission Speed
  • 250-Sheet Input Paper Capacity
  • 20-Page Max. Automatic Document Feeder
  • Up to 500 page Fax Memory
  • Approx. 3.5 sec/page Quick Scan Memory
  • Auto Fax Reduction
  • Transmission Verification Report w/Image
  • Max. Fax Resolution 203 x 392 lines/inch
  • Includes Telephone Handset
  • Fax/Telephone Switch
  • 20 Locations One-Touch Dial
  • 200 Locations Speed Dial
  • 1 time/5 min interval Automatic Redial
  • Caller ID Ready
  • B/W Copying Capability
  • Up to 200 x 300 dpi Copy Output Resolution
  • 15cpm Black Max. Copy Speed
  • 50% - 200% Copy Reduction / Enlargement
  • B/W Printing Capability
  • Full Speed USB 2.0 Interface
  • 15ppm Max. Black Print Speed
  • Up to 1200 x 600 dpi Print Resolution
  • Brother One Year Limited Warranty

Brother Specifications

Print Technology
B/W Laser Technology
Faxing Capability
B/W Faxing
Fax Modem Speed
14.4K bps Fax Modem
Best Transmission Speed
Approx. 6 seconds per page
Max. Automatic Document Feeder Capacity?
20-Page ADF
Standard Input Paper Capacity
250-Sheet Input Capacity
Standard Memory (MB)
8MB Memory
Fax Page Memory (Brother Test Chart #1)?
Up to 500 page fax memory
Dual Access
Broadcasting (# of locations)
Yes (270 locations)
Group Dial (up to x groups)
Yes (8)
Quick Scan (Memory Transmission)
Approx. 3.5 sec/page
Delayed Transmission/No. Timers
Yes /50 Timers
Document Memory Backup
Gray Scale
Mono: 64
Remote Fax Retrieval
Fax Forwarding/Paging
Auto Fax Reduction
Transmission Verification Report
Yes (with image)
Out-of-Paper Reception
Coding Method
ITU-T Group
Max. Fax Resolution
203x392 lines/inch
Activity Report/Journal Report
Yes (up to 200)
Telephone Handset
Fax/Telephone Switch
One-Touch Dial (# of locations)
20 locations
Speed Dial (# of locations)
200 locations
Total Auto Dial Locations
220 locations
External TAD interface
Automatic Redial (times/interval)
Yes (1 time/5 min.)
Distinctive Ring Detection Ready
Caller ID Ready
Tel Index Search
Copying Capability
B/W & Color Copying
Yes (up to 99)
Copy Output Resolution (max. dpi)
Up to 200 x 300 dpi?
Max. Copy Speed B/W (cpm)
15 cpm Black
Copy Reduction/Enlargement
50% - 200%
Sorting Function
N in 1 Function
2in1 / 4in1?
Supported Network Protocols
Printing Capability
B/W Printing
Standard Interface(s)?
Full Speed USB 2.0
Max. Black Print Speed (ppm)
15 ppm Black
Max. Print Resolution (dpi)
Up to 1200 x 600 dpi
LCD Size (characters/lines)
16 characters/1 line
Min. Input for ADF (Width/Height)
Max. Input for ADF (Width/Height)
Sheet Weight - ADF (Min./Max.)
17-24 lbs.
Output Paper Capacity (sheets)
100 sheets
Min. Paper Width/Length (Paper Tray)
Max. Paper Width/Length (Paper Tray)
Sheet Weight - Paper Tray (Min./Max.)
16-28 lbs.
Power Source
AC 120 V 50/60Hz
Power Consumption - Sleep/Standby/Peak
Energy Star Compliant
Operating Environment: Temperature
50-95 degrees F
Operating Environment: Humidity
20-80% (w/o condensation)
Machine Noise (Standby/Copying)
30 dBA / 53 dBA
Carton Dimensions (W"xD"xH")
Unit Dimensions (W"xD"xH")
Carton Weight (lbs.)
23.8 lbs.
Unit Weight (lbs.)
16.2 lbs.
PC FAX Capability
Yes (send only)
Max Monthly Duty Cycle
10,000 printed pages
Brother Warranty
1 Year Limited

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 3 customers


This is my 2nd purchase of this product!


from Phoenix, Arizona  -  Heavy Duty User

I am a Notary Signing Agent. I print thousands of Mortgage Papers each week. This machine works perfectly and is VERY FAST!! Almost like a copy machine! I print both letter and legal size papers. It is very easy to change between the two sizes. I fax some of these documents to different mortgage and title companies. I wore out one of these machines in five years. In five more years I will probably buy another one since I expect to increase my business as refinances are going strong!!


This is a very efficient prduct


from Chicago, IL  -  Frequent User

My entire family uses this product.


A Surprisingly Great Fax Machine


from Chicago, IL  -  Frequent User

I was somewhat surprised at just how good of a machine this is considering the relatively small price for it. In addition to clear faxes, it also prints clear copies of documents quickly and efficiently. A great machine at any price. A superb find at the price paid.


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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Does it have a phone line plug ?
NORIO M  yes, it does ahev a phone plug. Since it's a fax machine, it wouldn't work without one.
Shopper  does this phone have answering capabilities?
Andrew R  Do mean a built-in answering machine? Unfortunately no, however a built-in interface lets you connect an external answering machine.
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