Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer
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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 352 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (193)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (35)

80%

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

 

Installation software disappoints

I found the installation more difficult on two computers operating Win 10, than I expected. The system is served by a Netgear C3700 modem/wifi router. I was able to get the printer...Read complete review

I found the installation more difficult on two computers operating Win 10, than I expected. The system is served by a Netgear C3700 modem/wifi router. I was able to get the printer to work briefly using WIFI. After turning off the computers and rebooting the next day, the printer did not respond to the wireless setup. I am currently using a USB connection, and it works well. I did not try an Ethernet connection; there were not enough open ports available on my modem. I tired printing on some Christmas Card/glossy cardstock, and experienced streaking and smearing. I have not experienced the same degree, of that type of problem, using a laser printer in the past. If I were in the position to purchase a new printer, I would step-up to a laser unit. When using the glossy cardstock, I found the printer grabbing and positioning the card to be less than firmly positive, making it difficult to tell if the cardstock was properly positioned. This grab and position manual feed-through feature is more positive, and works well, when using normal printer paper of custom sizes. The automatic duplex printing works well, along with color rendering on non-photographic compositions. I have not tried photo cardstock or picture reproduction from digital media. Regular printer paper feeds well from the automatic tray. The set-up instructions are a bit more challenging than some printers I’ve used in the past. The instructions are very inclusive in documenting set-up options, except when it comes to differentiating the use of the units LED screen and buttons vs software options offered from the printer, “print choices� when selecting “print.� A lot of thought has gone into the set-up instructions in an attempt to make them more than adequate for a sophisticated user to get the most out of their printer. Printer construction compares well with, perhaps even better, than other printers in this price range. I would rate it as a good value for the price paid.

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5.0

works- no hassle setup

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from Lafayette, IN, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

Wanted a lazer printer to print Signage and produce Iron on templates for wood carving. Color printing produces better quality pictures than the inkjets I am using. Very versital printer, fast printing speeds.

 
3.0

Great printer, but does not awaken from deep sleep

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from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

I purchased this printer so I can print wirelessly from all of my computers and devices. The output is great, but there is a little problem, the printer will often remain asleep when a print job is sent. This requires powering it off, and then on again in order to be able to print. Brother had me ensure that the latest firmware was applied, and had me create a new TCP/IP port for a fixed IP address for the printer, but the problem persists. For this reason, I am not recommending this printer for wireless use.

 
5.0

Great printer!

By 

from ohio

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

Great tech support. As a Mac user, I wish that I had given up on my HP years ago. Never could get tech support to support wireless on it

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Home Printer

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from Houston, DE

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

This is a great home color laser printer that comes at a reasonable price and with toner cartridges reasonably priced too.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Printer - Easy Setup

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from Colorado, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

My first Brother wireless laser printer was purchased in 2009 and it is still running strong. Was easy to set up and have been through about 4 cartridges so a few thousand pages have been printed I would guess. We have a need now for color and full duplex printing, so after researching printers from different companies, I decided on this printer, one reason being the satisfaction with my first Brother printer. I have not been disappointed. The setup was very easy and fast. I did not need to connect any cables to the printer for setup nor have to do anything that requires much thinking. (This also due to advances in connection methods within the industry.) We have printed a few dozen color and double sided pages and the quality is excellent. The printer does have a large footprint, but that is normal for a full color printer I think. It also has the capability to print legal size pages as well as pass through for envelopes. Almost forgot, I quickly and easily set up my printer and cell phone so that I can print directly from my phone. Great printer at a great price. Highly recommended...

 
4.0

Very nice color printing, great WIFI response,

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from Alabaster, AL, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

The Brother printer is my standby printer to save on the color cartridges, but works well and has no problems with WIFI printing from my mobile computers, however, it is very bad at envelope printing (or heavier papers) since it requires one-at-time feeding. Of course the price is competitive.

 
4.0

Brother HL 3017CDW

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from Carencro, La

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

Colors are wonderful. No USB cord, Manual Feed can be frustrating. Especially if paper jam is under the ink cartridge. Ink Cartridges can be expensive. This unit is not for some one who prints everyday.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Work horse

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from SC

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

The printer prints well, clear, fast, and dependable for our small business. When there was a problem as a paper plastic clip inside broke, it was sent to me quickly. Good customer service.

 
5.0

GREAT COLOR, SPEED IS VERY GOOD

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from California, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

great printer, the only negative is the the on/off switch, to small, hard to use.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good return on investment

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from Birmingham, AL, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

Great product for home office; excellent color, fast printing, low toner consumption. A good value. The only thing brothers needs to add is software for showing remaining toner levels

 
4.0

Great Printer Tthat Won't Break the Bank

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from Raymond, WA, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

This is an economical to use printer with duplexor. We really like this printer, it came with full toner cartridges. It prints well, graphics, images are not excellent but good enough for sales sheets, etc. that we use when selling to customers. I find it helps some to up the dpi on the images when I prep them.

 
5.0

HL-3170CDW

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from Waukesha, WI, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

Great printer for printing large volumes but a negative on the black cartridge only covering 1000 pages to start.

 
5.0

Great for every day use

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from White Plains, MD, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

I knew it was not photo quality so for printing emails, fliers documents etc...it's perfect!

 
5.0

Lots of features, easy to use!

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from Jacksonville, FL, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

We had an ink-jet before this and the ink cartridges were killing us in costs! And the color cartridge would use all the yellow before the cyan and magenta and wasn't always useful to "carry on". BUT, the Brother with separate toner cartridges is Great; even found how to see how much is left in each (from the front panel). It puts itself in 'deep sleep' to save energy - we don't have to worry about turning it off/on to 'kill-a-watt'. The options screen when printing a document is easy to use and follow and with more options than we had before (4 ways to do 2-sided). Besides the paper tray, it has manual feed for special paper/transparencies. It's Great, we Luv it!

 
5.0

Great printer for office and home

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from San Bruno, CA, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

I have three of the printers, two at work and one at home. Works well at both locations. I can take pictures with my cell phone and print them directly with ease. At home where we don't use it too often, don't have to worry about ink jets getting clogged up.

 
5.0

Impressed!

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from Fort Wayne, IN, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

I have only had the printer about a month and have used it very little. I have had no problems with it so far. Text and graphic printing is very good and photographs are acceptable. I was a little leery about the purchase after reading reviews indicating that setup, especially wireless, was a significant problem. I did not encounter any problem, and had the printer up and running in under 30 minutes. This is the second Brother printer I have purchased. The other is a monochrome HL-5250DN which I purchased about three years ago. Very satisfied with that one.

 
4.0

prints great

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from South Carolina, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

good print quality, I whish it wood copy also. I bought it so I wouldn't have to go to the store to buy ink so many times.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Had to return bcs graphics printing insufficient

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from Scarsdale, NY, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

I had to return this product because the graphics printing was insufficient for our needs.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

NOT SO HOT...

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from San Francisco, CA, United States

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

I've had three of these, they were all replacements for the original one! Constant paper jams, roller marks, toner problems. This is ONLY good for a first time user of laser printers. its much slower than my other brother printer, and the duplex printing is extremely slow. Not fast enough for a small business to make brochures etc.

 
4.0

Very Quiet, Good Printer

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from Jackson Heights, NY

Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer:

I think this printer is a very good entry level color printer that is very economical to use. I like to set my default color mode to monochrome (for text), and change to color print mode (for images) when necessary. This feature conserves the color toner. Overall the print quality of this printer is very good.

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