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Same as Brother J435w,
This review is from: Brother MFC-J430W Inkjet All-in-One (Personal Computers)
Update4-5-14 Still going strong. Has not clogged with cheaper generic ink. Have only had to clean head 3x. We still love it. Brother still updates software and app for it.
Wanted to give a quick review. So far it is great. Unpacked, put paper and ink in, chose manual wifi set up, not the push one button on router, as directed by Brother. Have had problems with that with many other devices. Put set up disk in installed all included programs. Set up program saw printer, and made firewall settings automatically. Took about 15 min to install all programs. Restarted computer for good measure.
While computer was re booting, I took out my ipad, went to email, chose print, brother was there, hit print and there it was. Simple and easy to Airprint. tested my iphone, and ipod touch. All worked fine. Installed Brother app. Its good, and adds some more print options from apple devices
Computer going, started some test prints. There are many options. Draft or fast worked well. Sorry, but I forgot to mention. Printer was only connected to wireless network. It is not a wireless desk top. Was very happy it easily connected to printer thru my router with out usb cable and I now have my ubs port free.
Then went to MacBook having installed nothing, opened a web page hit print. MacBook saw Brother and asked me if I wanted to use Brother. Said yes. MacBook got a simple print driver and was ready to print almost instantly. Thanks Apple. Its a simple printer driver, but good for average user.
Got to get kids ready for camp. Will update later
1st update printed a scrapbook page from brothers free site where you add your photos to there templates. Came out nice, but not great on plain paper. Also printed a photo that was super enhanced in contrast and saturation. Print was not great. Both were are on generic matte paper. Image was clear, but colors were off on enhanced photo. Printer was not on best setting.
2nd update: Printed 4x6 on cheap kodak glossy paper result pretty good. Printed using brother app from Iphone. If cheap ink 10 pack I bought from amazon keeps same results I will be very happy. With paper and ink about 3 cents a pic.
So Far 3 8x10, 3 4x6, 25 internet pagers in fast mode, and All show almost full, have to look close to see ink went down a bit.
So far will keep as the network is still working good. Had a power failure and everything worked by itself after power came back. This is great because I have cable, which gives a new ip address after power reset.
3rd update. Starter cartridges getting say low ink now 9/1/12 5 8x10, 10 4x6, 45 internet pages, 20 black docs. Still making clean prints, never had to clean printer head. Paper tray is a little annoying. If I want to print photos. It likes it better if I put 5 blank in even when I just want 1 photo. not really a big deal since paper tray must come in and out any way. This is also true with 8x10 prints. Im usually rushing to print for kids, have had some success putting 8 x10 over paper in tray, but must put in carefully, or it may grab the regular paper under it. Air print has always worked and makes life so much easier. Wireless scanning has been useful. Haven't had fax in a while, but its nice to know it is there. Document feeder has worked well for multi page copies.
Have not had any problem with ink evaporation, Also my printer can print in "Grayscale" when color is out. This may be an option of latest firmware. Would not recommend it all the time, as letting a very little color our while printing black keeps print head ready and clean when color printing is needed.
Bottom line great so far, was super cheap at BB. BrotherJ435w