The Brother HL-1430 is a monochrome laser printer for low-volume use. It is a bit limited on speed, at only 14 pages per minute, but offers fairly solid print quality for the price. Lack of networking could take it out of the running for buyers in a shared environment, but Brother HL-1430 printer toner prices are very low, especially for third-party supplies.
The HL-1430 has a very basic design, with not much of a control panel to speak of, but it is quite compact. The unit measures 9.3x14.2x14.6 inches, and it weighs just 20.3 pounds, which even includes the Brother HL-1430 toner supply and drum. It can be connected via USB or parallel port, with an optional ethernet port that can be added as an upgrade.
Paper handling is adequate for personal use, but not much beyond that. The main paper tray holds up to 250 sheets, with a manual feed slot for alternative media. The unit lacks automatic duplexing, but the software can walk users through the process of turning and re-feeding pages for manual duplexing. Output is limited to 600 dpi resolution, which should be fine for everyday text documents, but it may suffer a bit on graphics and photo quality.
Users have two choices when it comes to replacement toners. The standard Brother HL-1430 toner cartridge is rated for an estimated yield of 3,000 pages, while the high capacity version is rated for up to 6,000 pages. While OEM versions of the Brother HL-1430 toner cartridge are a bit pricey, compatible versions are available from third-party sellers for much lower prices.
For basic personal use, the low price and compact design of the Brother HL-1430 could be very appealing. It falls a bit short on speed, however, and its paper handling will be too limited for busy users.
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