We have been using plain paper fax machines in our office for a few months now, and I think that there are decidedly mixed feelings about the results
Of course, not every plain paper fax machine is the same, as we found out the hard way. It was such a pain in the neck to get the tech geeks to accept the plain paper fax machines at all, that we ended up compromising. We gave in to their demands to make plain paper fax machines as small a part of our expenditures as possible, with disastrous results. The cheap plain paper fax machines we bought may have cost half as much as the high quality ones, but they were not worth a third as much. If you are buying an expensive piece of electronic equipment, it is more than worth shelling out a couple of extra bucks to make sure that you get one that works. Otherwise, you will have to just turn around and buy another one anyway. Now we have had to spend almost twice as much on plain paper fax machines as we would have otherwise, and that is a real waste of money. If we had not been so stingy in the first place, we would be set by now.