Most Inkjet printers have been associated with catering for home use; however, this is not the case with Brother MFC-J430w wireless printer despite its amazing low price tag. Besides home use association, Inkjet printers are popular for their multi-function capabilities which includes; printing, scanning and copying, Brother MFC-J430w also dubbed as MFC-J425w is not an exception. Besides its low price tag, Brother MFC-J430w wireless printer possesses office features which qualify it into the office centric genre. Considering its affordable price structure, it suits both office and home use just like most entry level printers; it can serve a dual role as both an office and home printer. Unlike Canon Pixma MG8220which lacks fax functionality, MFC-J430w works perfectly as a fax machine either from a computer or just as a standalone fax machine.
Apart from acting as a fax machine, it can print documents from various sources, scan images to the computer and act as a copier either via a computer or as a standalone copier. On top of that, Brother MFC-J430w offers a 20 page automatic document feed to accept letter-size flatbed to enhance scanning of multi-page documents and legal size sheet, a feature not present on an over priced Canon Pixma MG8220 wireless printer. On the downer side, it lacks basic features necessary to establish wired connections and does not look good for photo printing either due to absence of essential features such as memory card slots and PictBridge that support printing photos directly from the camera. Despite absence of wired connectivity features, Brother MFC-J430w printer supports wireless connections via WiFi; users can as well share the printer in a Micro-office or at home using WiFi.
There are various features and functionalities that put Brother MFC-J430w wireless printer on the crossroad in determining which environment it’s best suited; apart from home and office use, one can as well argue its best suited as a personal printer considering 100 sheet tray paper limitation. In terms of quality, Brother MFC-J430w/J425w output is considerably above board for most business purposes while its graphics failed to score standard expectations but meets non business expectations. Basing on the elaborated features, its clear this printer was not intended for photo printing purposes hence its photo printing quality is way below average with dull colors rather than vibrant; however, its copier and scanning capabilities doesn’t disappoint.
Brother MFC-J430w Features/Specifications;
- Color or Monochrome: 1 pass color
- USB Port, Wireless connection via WiFi
- Maximum standard paper size: Legal
- 100 sheet tray limited paper handling
- 20 page automatic document feed
- Fax functionality from a computer or as standalone fax machine
Brother MFC-J430w Printer Price in Kenya: $100