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Brother MFC-J430W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1571 reviews of Brother MFC-J430W. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the design and noise are generally positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the ink consumption and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the paper handling and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-J430W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Brother MFC-J430W from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Views about the print quality and size are overall positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the noise and connectivity, and comments are divided on the durability.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-J430W A4 All-in-One Wireless Colour Inkjet PrinterBrother LC1220 Ink Cartridge Multicoloured Value Pack - Black/ Cyan/ Magenta/ YellowBrother MFC J430W x5 Compatible Printer Ink Cartridges

Nov, 2015

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Brother MFC-J430w


Unlike most $100 inkjet multi-function printers (MFPs), the Brother MFC-J430w ($100 street)—also available through some sources as the MFC-J425w—leans much more toward being office-centric rather than being a home printer. Given the price, that's a...

Prints, scans, copies, and faxes. WiFi. Better than par text quality. Fast speed for business applications

No wired network support. Slow photo speed. Low paper input capacity

With a low paper capacity, but fast speed and good-quality text, the Brother MFC-J430w is a good fit as a personal printer in a small or home office.

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (

Brother MFC-J430w Review: Fast MFP for Little Cash


For a printer that retails for only $100 (as of January 3, 2012) and is heavily discounted online, the Brother MFC-J430w color inkjet multifunction (copy/fax/print/scan) gets things done in a hurry: Text pages print at a brisk 7.6 pages per minute or...


Expert review by: Sarah Meyer (

Brother MFC-J430w Review: Low Cost, Limited Features


We've reviewed the MFC-J825dw and the MFC-J625dw so it's time for the budget friendly MFC-J430w.

Fax functionality ; Wireless Connectivity ; Mobile printing

Photo quality ; Lack of features

With the Brother MFC-J430w, the old saying "You get what you pay for," is quite appropriate. For less than $100, you'll get a basic all-in-one with a few nice features including fax functionality, mobile printing, wireless connectivity and a 20-sheet ADF.

Jan, 2012


Expert review by: William Harrel (

Brother MFC-J430w


It's remarkable how much more you can get in an all-in-one (AIO) printer when you're willing to spend a little more. Case in point: Recently, we looked at Brother's $149.99 MFC–J825dw and were pleased with its long list of productivity and convenience...

High-quality prints, copies, and scans ; Fast ; Entry-level price

No automatic duplexer ; Somewhat high cost of consumables ; Slow processing when printing pages in reverse order

The $99 MFC-J430W has many features important to small and home offices, and it prints good-looking documents respectably fast. But $50 more could land you a much more full-featured printer. Choose cautiously.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Francis D'sa (

Brother MFC-J430W Review


The MFC-J430W by Brother, one of the largest and well-known manufacturers of MFP and AIO units, is an all-in-one printer which features print, scan, copy and fax. Most of these AIOs are usually similar in looks, but differ in features. Let's have a...

The MFC-J430W by Brother is a great AIO option for those who need speedy document printing, good quality photos. It's a compact AIO with wireless networking abilities at an economical price making it even more attractive. Of course the fact that it...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Simon Handby (

Brother MFC-J430W review


A home office MFP that's affordable to buy and run, but its performance is only average

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Jon L Jacobi (

Brother MFC-J430w review


For a printer that retails for only £108 and is heavily discounted online, the Brother MFC-J430w colour inkjet printer (copy/fax/print/scan) gets things done in a hurry: text pages print at a brisk 7.6 pages per minute or faster. Other strengths...

If your scanning and printing needs are minimal, but you want jobs to be done in a hurry, the Brother MFC-J430w is a cheap and efficient option. The output is serviceable, the ink is affordable, and - aside from the lack of automatic duplexing - the...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Brother MFC-J430W


If you don't need photo wizardry from your all-in-one, Brother's MFC-J430W home office printer still does the business with print, copy, scan and fax.

Well-featured software bundle, Easy to use, ‘inverted’ ADF, Wireless connection with WPS

Pale colour photo copies, No photo card readers, Small LCD display

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Preetom Goswami (

Brother MFC J430W Printer Review


Brother has always enthralled its clients with scintillating printers. Lately, the company has come up with MFC-J430W. It is blessed with a good design and efficient printing feature. This gadget is a multi-functional printer, which can print, copy,...

PC Fax ; Wireless network ; Fast print speed

Low paper-input capacity ; Colored-copy output is not very impressive ; Lack of facility to upload photos from card or USB drive

Going through the Brother MFC-J430W Printer Review, it appears to be a good printer and is noteworthy from consumer point of view. This printer is more suitable for home and office usage. The design and the performance of the printer seem to be very...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Preetom Goswami (

Brother MFC-J430W: Review


MFC-J430W printers are endowed with numerous advanced and enthralling features, which make these a special one in the market. Brother MFC-J430W Features and Brother MFC-J430W Technical Specifications are enlisted below:

Fast speed for business applications ; Have a maximum scan area of 8.5″ x 14 ; Equipped with a scanner optical resolution of 1200 pixels per inch ; Easily support connection type such as USB, wireless and can be used without computers ; Consists of...

No wired network support ; Slow photo speed ; Low paper input capacity

After doing Brother MFC-J430W Review, a conclusion can be derived that although it has a low paper capacity but capitalizing on its fast speed and better-quality text, the Brother MFC-J430w is a worth buy as a personal printer in a small or home...

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications


Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4


Digital sender: No