Older styles of fax used a roll of thermal paper (similar to today’s receipt printers) to print off received faxes. It was about the width of a regular piece of letter / A4 sized paper.
When a fax was received, it would print onto the thermal paper and mechanically cut the paper between each received page.
Today’s fax machines rarely use fax rolls for their paper supply, as many fax machines print through laser or ink printer systems.
Sources and more resources
- Staples – Thermal fax paper – a supplier of thermal fax paper rolls.
- Office Depot – Fax paper rolls for fax machines – another supplier of thermal fax paper rolls.
- Ali Express – Compare prices on fax roll paper – an online supplier of fax paper rolls.
- Amazon.com – Fax Roll Paper – Amazon’s selection of fax roll paper.