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Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer

23 ppm Black/ 23 ppm Color - USB & Wireless - 2,400 x 600 dpi - Duplex Printing - View Complete Details

Product Number: BRTHL3170CDW

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Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer - The HL-3170CDW is an affordable, fast and reliable digital color printer for small businesses. It features automatic two-sided printing and wireless networking, plus prints high-impact color and crisp black documents. It's compact and offers versatile paper handling with a letter/legal paper tray and a single-sheet manual feed slot for envelopes or thicker media. This energy-efficient printer has a deep sleep mode for conserving energy when not in use. The optional high yield color toners can help lower your cost per page, and its top-loading design makes it easy to replace and install toner cartridges. You can also print wirelessly from your mobile device via AirPrint™, Brother iPrint&Scan, Google Cloud Print™ and Wi-Fi Direct™.

  • Fast, reliable digital color printer ideal for small businesses.
  • Features wireless networking and duplex printing.
  • Prints blazing fast color and black printing.
  • Compact design.
  • Adjustable paper tray.
  • Offers mobile device printing via AirPrint™, Brother iPrint&Scan, Google Cloud Print™ and Wi-Fi Direct™.
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Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer
 
4.1

(based on 464 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (251)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (103)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (47)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

High Quality. Low Price.

As a community concert band, we need to be able to revise our flyers and handouts on a moment's notice. Our schedule changes, our music changes, and we need to print short runs...Read complete review

As a community concert band, we need to be able to revise our flyers and handouts on a moment's notice. Our schedule changes, our music changes, and we need to print short runs of our promotional material to reflect those changes. Local printers were happy to print 100 color copies for us for $100, single-sided. We would blow through our advertising budget in no time! We've been using the Brother HL-3170CDW for a couple of months, and we couldn't be happier. Excellent quality. Automatic duplex printing. We can print what we need, when we need it, at a price that isn't going to break the bank. This was an excellent investment for us..!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fuser roller wears out prematurely

I purchased one of these printers and then two more as I was thrilled with the print quality and price. So far two of them have had their fuser rollers lose their coating just...Read complete review

I purchased one of these printers and then two more as I was thrilled with the print quality and price. So far two of them have had their fuser rollers lose their coating just shortly after the one year warranty expired.

Bits of brown roller material started to come out of the printer one day in little bits and then larger and larger bits. This continued with large spots of unwelded toner occurring on the pages. Finally a large enough area wears off that the paper would feed and then terminally jam in the roller. At that point you unplug it and it becomes a paperweight.

Interestingly the rollers of both wore out on the left side in the exact same spot. On checking the internet, this seems to be a common problem with the fault in the same location, so to my eye, this seems to be a quality problem. No remedy has been offered. There seems to be a considerable side industry with an abundance of off brand rollers for sale for this printer on the internet but I couldn't be bothered.

The repair of the roller is more than the cost of the original printer so I am hoping that the 3rd printer will at least run long enough to use up the toner cartridges that I invested in. We will see but I'm doubting it. And yes, they are genuine brother toner cartridges.

I've been laser printing since the 1980's and have had some workhorse printers from
Brother but this model is quite a disappointment.

Reviewed by 464 customers

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5.0

Great Features

By 

from Coralville< IA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

Fast, easy to hook up and works with older computer systems, duplex printing, Lg paper tray. No by Pass, but ok
Would like a more precise tool box

 
5.0

Love it!

By 

from Frederick, MD

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

Great price for color laser printer. Fantastic copies from MacBook Pro or iPhone. I haven't had to purchase refill cartridges yet but love it so far. I do miss ability to copy a single page but that is minor, as I photograph the page and then print it.

 
2.0

Poor Manual Printing

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from Indianapolis, Indiana

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

Does a good job at standard printing, both single and double sided printing. all though a little slow on the double sided printing. My biggest problem with this printer is the "Manual" printing. I use several sizes of paper and envelopes and when I use the Manual printing I constantly get a paper jam warning. It has gotten worse. I was able to get some printing done after paper jam warnings FOR EACH PAGE. Today I tried to print 10 envelopes and after 8 paper jam warnings on the first envelope I decided use a different printer, OKI. The Brother printer is my default printer because of the double side printing. I may have to change that.

 
5.0

Fast and reliable

By 

from Belmont, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

I purchased this after unsatisfactory results with three inkjet printers that all proved unreliable. My problem with inkjet printers probably relates to my inconsistent demand cycles, and my tendency to use aftermarket ink cartridges. However, my recollection of older color laser jets is that they were slow and expensive. This laser jet was a very pleasant surprise. Not only was the price reasonable, but the printer has turned out to be both fast and reliable. It doesn't print pictures as well as my prior inkjet printers, but that appears to its only weakness. I am very pleased with this printer.

 
5.0

Just right

By 

from Montreat NC

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

Bought this for home use for recipes and producing materials for non-profits. Dithered between this model, which fits my space, and its faster larger sibling. Print quality is better than the demo and it is plenty fast enough. I am completely satisfied.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very good color printer at a decent price

By 

from Bowie, MD.

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

This printer does a good job on both color and monochrome prints, including photographs with the proper paper. It also does automatic double sided printing and handles pre-punched 3 hole paper well. The toner cartridges aren't really cheap but are economical considering the number of pages per cartridge.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Brothers HL3170CDW REVIEW

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from california

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

This printer has worked flawlessly since I purchased it. My only problem is that I tried to print photo's on it and was not satisfied with the quality of the finsihed product. Ended up printing them on my H.P Photo smart printer.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Functional, Useful Printer for Both Small Business

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from Norfolk, VA

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

I have had two of these printers and have been very pleased with the performance of both of them. I purchase the first unit to support a small business I owned at the time. It made my printing needs easy to complete and was cost effective. I purchased the second one when my original unit suffered damage during a move. The second one has continues to serve me well and I can certainly recommend it to anyone who has either moderate small business or personal color printing needs.

 
5.0

Best laser printer I've owned!!

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from Ann Arbor, MI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

I've owned laser printers from three other brand names and none of them lived up to how great this printer is. I have loved since the day I brought it home. The auto-duplexing feature is amazing! No more taking the page and putting it back in the paper tray! And, it's fast!! Even in full-color. I was shocked when I saw how fast it is. Finally, all you need to do is plug it in and let it find your WiFi network and give it the password and you're good to go. I can even print to it from my mobile phone! It's simply a really great printer.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Favorite printer!

By 

from undisclosed

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

This is the only color printer in our office, so 6 desks send color printing to one machine. Easy to set up and maintain. Plenty of warning when toner cartridges are getting low. This is the second one that we have had. Liked the first enough that we replaced it with the same model.

 
4.0

Great Output

By 

from Ballwin, MO, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

Looks great, prints great. I love this brand and do recomend it to my customers. I do onsite consulting to small business and this is one of my go-to printers. I like the reliability and the cost of operation. My only problem is the software that comes with it. I have multiple brother printers and when one stops working it is usually a network problem. The tools from one installation it seems do not work on other models which makes troubleshooting a hassle. It doesn't happen often but sometimes a customer will mess the settings up and I'll end up having to remove the software and re-install just to fix it. For the little inconvenience, it is still worth staying with the brand.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works perfect for me

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from Jacksonville, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

I already have a Brother monochrome laser that I do most of my printing on I was using inkjets when I needed color but I was constantly having clogged print heads because I was using them so rarely. This is a frustration free way for me to have color when I need it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Brother HL 3170CDW Printer

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from Brandon, MS, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

I got this laser printer because I was got tired of buying ink to replace dried up ink jet ink as I don't use a printer very often. this printefr does everything as advertized.

 
5.0

Great Quality of Printing

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from Peoria, AZ, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

I print alot & needed ink that was heat-set & resistant to water staining & this does the job beautifully.

 
2.0

Needs work

By 

from Newnan, GA, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

After purchasing my new Laser printer, I was excited to give it a try. It's has been disappointing so far. I press print on a document and it will print blank pages until out of paper.

 
5.0

Works great

By 

from undisclosed

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

Works great. Very fast and quiet. Better than any other printer I've owned.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Priner

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from Cleves, OH, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

We don't print very often and this Brother printer has been very robust. The toner quality is very good and the wireless connection is stable. Paper feed is consistent. Excellent product.

 
1.0

Terrible service

By 

from Austin, TX, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

The customer service on this product is terrible. I have had my product in for repair for over 2 months and they continue to tell me it's a back order issue. The third party service provider is awful.

 
5.0

TERRIFIC!

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from Montgomery, AL, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

Very, very good color laser for the money. Double sided printing also.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Printer...Very Versatile

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from Blairsville, GA

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

I use this printer for both business and personal purposes. It has many features that were not even dreamed about when I purchased my old Oki C5200 about 15 years ago.

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