WorkForce 845

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MFC-J430w All-in-One Inkjet Printer

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Pixma MG4220

by Canon

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Price Best Price: $367.00
Best Price: $100.00
Best Price: $160.00
Best Price: $200.00
Pros
  • Extremely affordable ink
  • Fast print speeds on plain paper
  • Generous paper capacity
  • Nice output quality
  • Average or better speed
  • High-capacity inks are economical
  • Good text and photo output
  • Automatic duplexing
Cons
  • Difficult push-scan setup
  • Expensive black ink
  • Short, 90-day warranty
  • No automatic duplexing
  • Inefficient control-panel layout
  • High-priced inks
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number C11CB92201 5288B019 MFCJ430W 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 10343882997 95205850185 13803128291 13803145892

Ports and Connections

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

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

Scanning

Scanner Type Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed

Platform Support

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

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

Superior Superior Very Good  
Print quality:PDF

Very Good Good Good  
Scan quality: Color photo

Very Good Good Good  
Scan quality: Line art

Good Fair Good  
Copy quality

Very Good Good Good  

Macworld Labs (Speed)

Print speed: Text

ppm

11.3 5.6 8.2 6.6
Print speed rating: Text

Superior Good Very Good Good
Print speed: Color photo

seconds for 8X10 photo

157.0 225.0 110.32 225.22
Print speed rating: Color photo

Good Fair Good Good
Print speed: PDF

seconds for 4-page PDF

135.0 373.05 66.95 376.34
Print speed rating: PDF

Very Good Fair Superior Good
Scan speed 1

seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi

48.1 36.9 48.7 36.1
Scan speed 2

seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi

94.6 86.1 92.8 75.5
Scan speed rating

Good Very Good Good Very Good