I was looking for a simple fax machine for home use - the Brother Fax-575 met all my needs/requirements. Does everything that the bigger/fancier machines do, but at a somewhat slower modem speed - that's NOT a drawback for an occasional use home machine. The 'copy' function works very well & produces clear, crisp, sharp copies when set on the 'Fine' setting; you can use the 'Standard' setting for most file retention copies. As noted earlier, the modem speed is somewhat slower (I believe it's 9600 baud) than most machines; however, I do not use this for business so the transmission speed is of no concern - most of our fax transmissions are 5 - 7 pages and they're scanned & transmitted reasonably quick. In follow-up conversations with the fax receivers, the fax have been received clearly and with no noticeable delays. I'm very satisfied with the machine and would recommend it for light duty home use.