This multi-function machine does OK. It can scan, print, fax, copy. My real problem with it has been the quality of the color copies. We were using a laser printer & moved that into the main office. I mainly use this Brother for home/home office use, but some business use also. The color (and text) prints that I get from this machine looks very washed out & faded. This has just been paper documents & labels- I don't know how it would do photos but I definitely would not recommend it for that based on my experience. I've done everything I can to trouble shoot this, but nothing changes. If you don't care about the quality of the color it produces, then this machine is OK. And, of course, the ink is ridiculously expensive, which is the way most inkjet printers are.