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Brother MFC-J430W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1580 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. People are impressed by the design and noise. The price and performance also get good comments. Reviews about the paper handling and durability are mixed. The ink consumption and reliability get negative views.

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reliability, ink consumption

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC-J430W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Brother MFC-J430W from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the print quality and size are generally positive. The performance and price also get good views. Some have doubts about the noise and connectivity, and there are some mixed comments about the durability.

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reliability, connectivity, noise

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

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-J430W A4 All-in-One Wireless Colour Inkjet PrinterBrother MFC-J430W A4 All-in-One Wireless Colour Inkjet Printer

Dec, 2017

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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 (printercomparison.com)

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

GOOD FOR GAMING!

Expert review by: William Harrel (computershopper.com)

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: Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Brother MFC-J430W Review - Tech2

 

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,

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: Francis D'sa (tech.firstpost.com)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (techadvisor.co.uk)

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 (trustedreviews.com)

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 (techmagnifier.com)

Brother MFC J430W Printer Review

 

Brother MFC J430W Printer Review says that it is a printer with multiple functioning abilities. It comes with some decent features too.

• 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

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):22
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):20
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4
PC free copying: Yes
Time to first copy (black, normal):24
Time to first copy (color, normal):24

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.9
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy saving mode: Yes
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):2
Power consumption (standby):5.5
Power consumption (typical):19

Fax

Auto reduction: Yes
Call waiting: No
Caller ID: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:90
Fax coding methods:JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:170
Fax resolution:203 x 392
Fax resolution (black & white):203 x 392
Fax Speed:7
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):40
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:40
Fax transmission speed:7
Group dial:6
Modem Speed:14.4
One-touch keys:

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:15
Paper input type:Cassette
Standard input capacity:100

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Google Cloud Print
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, SSID, TKIP, WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):68 - 78.8
Operating temperature range (T-T):68 - 78.8

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Borderless printing:
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Connection to PC:
Network ready: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.1 x 10.4 x 18.5
Scan speed:3.37

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:64 - 90
Borderless printing media sizes:4x6, 5x7, A4, A6, Index card, Letter
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Index card, Letter
Photo paper sizes:4x6, 5x7, 5x8, 8.5x11
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:64 - 220

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Colour faxing
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Processor family:RISC
Processor frequency:192
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: No
PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (average operating):19
Power consumption (PowerSave):2
Power consumption (standby):5.5

Printing

Maximum Resolution:6000 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):33
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):26

Scanning

Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
Input color depth:36
Input colour depth:36
Maximum scan area:A0.157 (210 x 297)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image, OCR
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF

Software

Bundled software:Brother MFL-Pro Suite\nBrother ControlCentre4 (Win)\nNuance® Paperport® 12 SE + OCR (Win)\nReallusion® FaceFilter Studio (Win8)\nBrother ControlCentre2 (Mac)\nNewSoft® Presto!® PageManager9 (Mac)
Drivers included: Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Server 2008
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:40

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.9
Height:7.09
Package weight:357.3
Weight:317.5
Width:15.9