MFC-J430w All-in-One Inkjet Printer

by Brother

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Price Best Price: $100.00
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Pros
  • Average or better speed
  • High-capacity inks are economical
  • Extremely affordable ink
  • Fast print speeds on plain paper
  • Generous paper capacity
  • Nice output quality
  • Good text and photo output
  • Automatic duplexing
Cons
  • No automatic duplexing
  • Difficult push-scan setup
  • Expensive black ink
  • Short, 90-day warranty
  • Inefficient control-panel layout
  • High-priced inks
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number MFCJ430W C11CB92201 5288B019 6224B002

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 Macintosh OS X 10.5 (Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.7 (Lion)|Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows XP

General Information

UPC Code 13803128291 10343882997 95205850185 13803145892

Ports and Connections

Wireless connection Yes Yes   802.11b|802.11g|802.11n|Yes
Available Interfaces       USB

Scanning

Scanner Type Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed

Platform Support

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

Storage Media

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

Cost Per Page

Plain Text Page (Highest yield vendor ink)   3.1  cents per page 7.0  cents per page 6.3  cents per page

Performance

Macworld Labs (Quality)

Print quality: Text

Very Good Very Good Very Good  
Print quality: Color photo

Very Good Superior Superior  
Print quality:PDF

Good Very Good Good  
Scan quality: Color photo

Good Very Good Good  
Scan quality: Line art

Good Good Fair  
Copy quality

Good Very Good Good  

Macworld Labs (Speed)

Print speed: Text

ppm

8.2 11.3 5.6 6.6
Print speed rating: Text

Very Good Superior Good Good
Print speed: Color photo

seconds for 8X10 photo

110.32 157.0 225.0 225.22
Print speed rating: Color photo

Good Good Fair Good
Print speed: PDF

seconds for 4-page PDF

66.95 135.0 373.05 376.34
Print speed rating: PDF

Superior Very Good Fair Good
Scan speed 1

seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi

48.7 48.1 36.9 36.1
Scan speed 2

seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi

92.8 94.6 86.1 75.5
Scan speed rating

Good Good Very Good Very Good