The three LED indicators are back, telling you when there are errors, paper jams and when it's ready to be used. When using the Toner Save feature, you can extend your toner output by as much as 1000 extra sheets. Do keep in mind, while Toner Save is enabled, the output will be lighter.
The unit also allows for face up output where your paper exits flat through the front. This helps in case you do not want your sheets to get rolled 180 degrees through the top. There is no tray in the front to catch your sheets, but most of our sheets did not come flying out at top speeds.
The top loading tray only allows 150 sheets at once. This is the same amount that was allowed in the 1210 model. This unit is by no means a replacement for a busy office, the 150 limit is ideal for a home office environment.
The footprint of the 1430 is not large, measuring only about 13 X 14 inches. Before you turn the printer on, you need to install the included toner cartridge. Shake the toner around and install it by opening the front cover. There are two tabs on each side of the unit as shown in the above pictures. The toner has a diagram showing the exact steps to follow.
The back panel has the power switch, 3 prong power plug and the USB and parallel ports. For our review, we opted to use the USB route. The unit does NOT include a USB cable, so before purchasing this unit you may want to pick one up.
We had to use our own: