MFC-J430w All-in-One Inkjet Printer

by Brother

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Pros
  • Average or better speed
  • High-capacity inks are economical
  • Cheap ink
  • Fast performance
  • Prints on specially coated CD/DVD media
  • Extremely affordable ink
  • Fast print speeds on plain paper
  • Generous paper capacity
  • Fast, quiet performance
  • Exceptional text and image quality
Cons
  • No automatic duplexing
  • Text and graphics printed on plain paper look faded
  • Difficult push-scan setup
  • No automatic document feeder
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number MFCJ430W C11CA74201 C11CB92201 4502B017

Requirements

Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows XP

General Information

UPC Code 13803128291 10343877016 10343882997 13803123302

Ports and Connections

Wireless connection Yes Yes Yes Yes

Scanning

Scanner Type Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed

Platform Support

Printer languages supported GDI/Host-based GDI/Host-based GDI/Host-based GDI/Host-based

Media Handling

Other media supported   CD/DVD    

Storage Media

SD card   SD Card Micro SD|SD Card|SDHC Card|SDXC Card Micro SD|SD Card|SDHC Card|SDXC Card
Memory stick   Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Stick PRO Duo

Cost Per Page

Plain Text Page (Highest yield vendor ink)   3.3  cents per page 3.1  cents per page 4.7  cents per page

Performance

Macworld Labs (Quality)

Print quality: Text

Very Good Good Very Good Good
Print quality: Color photo

Very Good Very Good Superior Superior
Print quality:PDF

Good Very Good Very Good Superior
Scan quality: Color photo

Good Very Good Very Good Fair
Scan quality: Line art

Good Very Good Good Very Good
Copy quality

Good Very Good Very Good Very Good

Macworld Labs (Speed)

Print speed: Text

ppm

8.2 7.4 11.3 8.0
Print speed rating: Text

Very Good   Superior  
Print speed: Color photo

seconds for 8X10 photo

110.32 64.28 157.0 113.12
Print speed rating: Color photo

Good   Good  
Print speed: PDF

seconds for 4-page PDF

66.95 129.53 135.0 259.38
Print speed rating: PDF

Superior   Very Good  
Scan speed 1

seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi

48.7 44.8 48.1 38.4
Scan speed 2

seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi

92.8 88.4 94.6 76.9
Scan speed rating

Good   Good