What is a fax roll?

A fax roll is a type of fax paper. Today’s fax machines rarely use fax rolls.

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.