designing documents for fax broadcasts, keep in
mind that the resolution or dpi of a fax is much
less than that of a standard printer. Use non-serif
fonts, such as Arial to avoid drop outs of thin
parts of the letters. Also avoid using font sizes
smaller than 10 points.
are only black and white. Many colors do not convert
well to black and white. Colorized logos and clipart
usually turn out very bad. Use gray shades as little
as possible, they will slow down your fax and most
look very different at the lower fax resolution.
Ultimately it may cost more because of the longer
do not translate well to the fax format, some features
may be recognizable but most end up looking very
sure your fax numbers are formatted correctly, especially
for international numbers. Our system will correctly
dial normal long distance numbers with or with out
the "1", as long as the correct area code is listed.
The "011" is necessary for all international numbers.
You must also make sure to have the correct country
and city code for each international number.
numbers should be as plain as possible, dashes in
the number will not affect the processing, but some
special charters may cause a misdial. Some people
add small notes to a number, such as the word fax
or ext., these letters are converted to the phone
pad equivalent number and will cause the wrong number
to be dialed.
standard 8 ½ x 11 documents, most fax machines can
not handle the longer format of legal size pages.
Extra long pages may be split at the bottom and
printed on the receiving end as two pages, and also
cutting off some information.
sure your contact information, such as phone, fax,
address, e-mail or web site address is clearly displayed,
if you would like people to contact you or reply
to your broadcast.