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MFC-J430w All-in-One Inkjet Printer

by Brother

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Price Best Price: $385.00
Best Price: $350.00
Best Price: $100.00
Best Price: $169.00
Pros
  • Automatic duplexing
  • Dramatic photo output
  • Extremely affordable ink
  • Fast print speeds on plain paper
  • Generous paper capacity
  • Nice output quality
  • Average or better speed
  • High-capacity inks are economical
Cons
  • Expensive color inks
  • Difficult push-scan setup
  • Expensive black ink
  • Short, 90-day warranty
  • No automatic duplexing
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number 2253121 C11CB92201 5288B019 MFCJ430W

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 886112446543 10343882997 95205850185 13803128291

Ports and Connections

Wireless connection 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

Cost Per Page

Plain Text Page (Highest yield vendor ink) 3.7  cents per page 3.1  cents per page 7.0  cents per page  

Storage Media

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

Performance

Macworld Labs (Quality)

Print quality: Text

Superior Very Good Very Good Very Good
Print quality: Color photo

Very Good Superior Superior Very Good
Print quality:PDF

Very Good Very Good Good Good
Scan quality: Color photo

Good Very Good Good Good
Scan quality: Line art

Good Good Fair Good
Copy quality

Very Good Very Good Good Good

Macworld Labs (Speed)

Print speed: Text

ppm

3.8 11.3 5.6 8.2
Print speed rating: Text

Fair Superior Good Very Good
Print speed: Color photo

seconds for 8X10 photo

134.19 157.0 225.0 110.32
Print speed rating: Color photo

Good Good Fair Good
Print speed: PDF

seconds for 4-page PDF

115.81 135.0 373.05 66.95
Print speed rating: PDF

Very Good Very Good Fair Superior
Scan speed 1

seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi

39.9 48.1 36.9 48.7
Scan speed 2

seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi

73.1 94.6 86.1 92.8
Scan speed rating

Very Good Good Very Good Good