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Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer

B&H # BRHL3170CDW Mfr # HL-3170CDW
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Product Highlights
  • 600 x 2400 dpi
  • 23 ppm Black & Color
  • Wi-Fi, Ethernet, AirPrint, Cloud Print
  • Mobile Device Printing
  • Automatic Duplex Printing
  • Input Capacity 250 Sheets
  • Monthly Duty Cycle 30,000 Pages
  • Internal Memory 128 MB

The HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer from Brother features a 600 x 2400 dpi and outputs black-and-white and color documents at up to 23 ppm. The printer's built-in 128 MB stores large print jobs in the printer itself so they won't slow down your computer.

In addition to a standard USB 2.0 connection, the printer features wired and wireless network connectivity so your whole network can share the same printer, helping to cut costs and conserve space. The printer's built-in security measures ensure proprietary data remains secure and prevents unauthorized users from printing.

The HL-3170CDW is compatible with Brother's iPrint&Scan app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices, allowing you to print directly from a compatible mobile handset or tablet. Additionally, the printer is compatible with AirPrint and Google Cloud Print.

Produce black and color business documents at up to 600 x 2400 dpi with Brother's Digital LED print technology
Color and black print speeds up to 23 ppm
Save paper with automatic double-sided printing
Share the printer over a wired or wireless network
Print wirelessly from a mobile device via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, iPrint&Scan app, Cortado Workplace, or Wi-Fi Direct
A 250-sheet paper tray handles letter and legal paper. A manual feed slot accommodates envelopes, labels, and other media
Secure Function Lock feature lets you set color page counts or restrict color printing for up to 25 users
Optional high capacity color toner cartridges yield approximately 2200 pages each
Deep Sleep mode uses less than 1.0 W of power when printer is not being used
Free phone support for the life of the printer
Performance
Printing Technology Digital color LED technology
Maximum Resolution 600 x 2400 dpi
Print Speed 23 ppm black & color
First Print Out Speed ≤ 16 seconds black & color
Compatible Toner Cartridges TN221BK Standard Yield Black Toner
TN221C Standard Yield Cyan Toner
TN221M Standard Yield Magenta Toner
TN221Y Standard Yield Yellow Toner
TN225C High Yield Cyan Toner
TN225M High Yield Magenta Toner
TN225Y High Yield Yellow Toner
Page Yield TN221BK: 2500 pages (ISO)
TN221C: 1400 pages (ISO)
TN221M: 1400 pages (ISO)
TN221Y: 1400 pages (ISO)
TN225C: 2200 pages (ISO)
TN225M: 2200 pages (ISO)
TN225Y: 2200 pages (ISO)
Memory 128 MB
Processor 333 MHz NEC VR5500
Duty Cycle Maximum: 30,000 pages/month
Recommended: 300 to 1500 pages/month
Printer Language PCL6, BR-Script3
Fonts 66 scalable fonts
12 bitmap fonts
13 bar codes
Duplex Printing Automatic
Print Features Secure Printing, Toner Save Mode
Paper Handling
Paper Types Plain, Bond, Envelopes, Labels, Recycled Paper
Paper Sizes Input Tray: Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6
Manual Feed: Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Envelopes
Manual Feed - Custom Sizes: 3.0 x 4.57 to 8.5 x 14.0" (7.62 x 11.61 to 21.59 x 35.56 cm)
Media Weight Input Tray: 16 to 28 lb
Manual Feed: 16 to 43 lb
Paper Capacity Input Tray: 250 sheets
Manual Feed: 1 sheet
Output Tray: 100 sheets
Connectivity
Interface USB 2.0
Ethernet
Wireless
Network Standards 802.11b/g/n
Network Security WEP 64/128, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), 802.1x (LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS)
Wireless Configuration 1-Push Wireless Configurations via routers with AOSS or Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Network Protocols IPv4: ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA(Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS name resolution, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, IPP/IPPS, FTP Server, TELNET Server, HTTP/HTTPS server, TFTP client and server, SMTP Client, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, ICMP, Web Services (Print), CIFS client, SNTP Client
IPv6: NDP, RA, DNS resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, IPP/IPPS,FTP Server, TELNET Server, HTTP/HTTPS server, TFTP client and server, SMTP Client, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, ICMPv6,Web Services (Print), CIFS Client, SNTP Client
OS Compatibility Windows
Mac OS
Linux
Mobile Printing Features AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace, Wi-Fi Direct
Security Function Secure Function Lock
General Attributes
Control Panel Back-lit LCD
Power Requirements 120 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Printing: 660 W
Ready: 75 W
Deep Sleep: < 1.0 W
Acoustic Noise Printing: 53 dB
Ready: 33 dB
Certifications Energy Star
Temperature / Humidity Operating Temperature: 50 to 90.5°F (10 to 32.5°C)
Operating Humidity: 20 to 80%
Dimensions 16.1 x 18.3 x 9.4" (40.9 x 46.5 x 23.9 cm)
Weight 39.0 lb (17.7 kg)
Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer
  • Introductory Black Toner Cartridge (1000 Pages)
  • Introductory Cyan Toner Cartridge (1000 Pages)
  • Introductory Magenta Toner Cartridge (1000 Pages)
  • Introductory Yellow Toner Cartridge (1000 Pages)
  • DR221CL Drum Unit Set
  • Printer Drivers
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    BrotherHL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer
     
    4.7

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (15)
    • Easy to use (14)
    • Fast print time (10)
    • Reliable (9)
    • Compact (8)

    Cons

    • Large footprint (3)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday documents (14)
    • Professional documents (12)
    • Graphics & charts (11)
    • Photos (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (13), Infrequent user (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (9), Personal (9)

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    5.0

    Fast, quality color prints, great price!

    By Dan the IT Guy

    from Pensacola, FL

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fast Print Time
    • Sharp tones & colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday documents
      • Graphics & Charts
      • Professional Documents

      Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

      We bought this printer to replace an older HP color laserjet. We have only had it for a couple of weeks, but so far is a huge improvement. The prints are better and come out very quickly. The toner carts are extremely easy to access and most of the setup can easily be done directly with the top mounted LCD. If this one continues to work this well, it will be the color laser printer of choice for our office.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Great Printer

      By Bill

      from NJ

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Durable Construction
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Print Time
      • Low toner consumption
      • Reliable
      • Sharp tones & colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday documents
        • Graphics & Charts
        • Photos
        • Professional Documents

        Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

        I love the Brother 3170CDW Printer I purchased at B&H. It prints great and it's fast. I've owned every other brand of printer and none comes close to Brother in quality and ease of use. This is used mostly by my wife to print reports and projects and she's quite happy with it. We really like that this is a duplex printer and prints both sides without a hitch. There isn't anything that I would say isn't great. I am only going to use Brother replacement toners with this.

        I bought this to replace my Brother 3070CDW printer which I used for 4 years. I made the mistake of replacing the toner cartridges in my old Brother printer with 3rd party refilled toner cartridges. every color leaked inside the printer due to the poor quality of the toner. I could never get the spilled toner out. It was my fault, no fault of the printer.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Great product

        By JB

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Infrequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Print Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday documents
          • Graphics & Charts

          Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

          Easy to set up. Color is good. This is my first Brother Laser Printer. Happy so far.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Great Bang for the Buck

          By Video Pro

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Durable Construction
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Print Time
          • Reliable
          • Sharp tones & colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday documents
            • Graphics & Charts
            • Professional Documents

            Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

            I bought this Brother color laser printer after finally being fed up with my older injet printer taking too long, using too much ink and dealing with paper jams. I did some research and found that for the price, this printer fit my needs, and more. I use it mostly for printing DVD case labels, which I do a lot of. It is fast and prints great color labels. I am not using it to print my photos (I am keeping my inkjet for that) but for everyting else, it is great. Only complaint is that since I use A4 paper for the labels, the plastic paper stopper on top really does not give enough room for this longer paper. I leave it down and let the labels fall onto the table. Also, the 4 ink cartridges it came with did not not last as long as I thought they would and the replacement ink is not cheap but it is easy to replace. You just have to use common sense and do not print a lot of deep, dark colors for your labels if you want to save on ink. It has a great menu system which is easy to navigate. Best of all, B&H had the best price (less than $ when I bought it) and has great customer service if you have any questions.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Brother Laser Printer

            By Rheezy

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Durable Construction
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Print Time
            • Reliable
            • Sharp tones & colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday documents
              • Graphics & Charts
              • Photos
              • Professional Documents

              Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

              Printing everyday documents and high-end graphic images.This is a sweet printer, I discarded two failing HP's and replaced with this one.I read a review that stated it has a large "footprint." I do not find that at all. It fits nicely into a small area (ventilated, of course).

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Great Inexpensive AirPrint Printer

              By Av

              from memphis, TN

              About Me Infrequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Durable Construction
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Print Time

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday documents
                • Graphics & Charts
                • Photos
                • Professional Documents

                Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                It's an everything printer for me - from letters to proposals - from my iPad or laptop, I love this printer. Service was awesome.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                Reliable & Reasonable cost

                By T Mo

                from Erie, PA

                About Me Infrequent User

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Durable Construction
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday documents
                  • Graphics & Charts
                  • Professional Documents

                  Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                  For business & kids' school projects. Photos are just OK. Get a slight amount of banding in large back areas. The pay-off is in low cost per copy, yet pro looking docs. If you need great-looking photos, then try something else.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  One of the Best color lasers

                  By Macisit

                  from South Florida

                  Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                  I've had many color lasers and the brother HL-3170 is by far the best. The print quality is great, you can calibrate it to swop and print from any IOS device. Highly recommended.

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                  5.0

                  Nice upgrade from inkjet

                  By wineguy

                  from Gresham, Or

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                        Express delivery came 1 day early, Set up wireless was easy. Best price on the web and free shipping. Very pleased.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Printer & Great Value!!!

                        By mikgusa

                        from San Francisco Bay Area, CA

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Print Time
                        • Low toner consumption
                        • Reliable
                        • Sharp tones & colors

                        Cons

                        • Large Footprint

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday documents
                        • Graphics & Charts
                        • Professional Documents

                        Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                        I have a Brother monochrome laser printer and was looking for low-cost color laser when I discovered the HL-3170CDW. This is a high quality printer and produces results that will rival any color laser printer. It was very easy to set-up and I love the automatic duplexing feature. B&H Photo offers excellent pricing and customer service. Highly recommended!!!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Seems good so far...

                        By Gravy

                        from Ohio

                        Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                        Pros
                        Quick print speed
                        Print from iPhone

                        Cons
                        Wifi setup is tedious if you are not using an access point
                        AirPrint over ad hoc works (finally)
                        Win7 laptop refuses to connect on ad hoc :(
                        - could be software related. Shows up in windows connection center but not in Brother's printer install software

                        Overall great printer but probably not best choice for ad hoc style networks.
                        Side note on access point/ Infrastructure network: (Had an old router laying around which I connected with and it worked great! setup was simple and quick)
                        But that conflicts with my existing setup so no go :(

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                        4.0

                        Decent Printer

                        By SAM I AM

                        from Cleveland, OH

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Print Time

                        Cons

                        • Dull tones & colors

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday documents

                        Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                        PROS: Priced right for a LED printer. Fast printing speed. Very easy wireless setup.

                        CONS: "Starter" toner cartridges rather than full sized. A bit noisy. Color quality not quite what I expected.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Excellent color laser printer

                        By Karl

                        from Westfield, IN

                        About Me Infrequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday documents
                          • Graphics & Charts
                          • Professional Documents

                          Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                          I love how this printer supports different mobile printing protocols.
                          Also, it was easy to connect to our wifi network with the control panel.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          4.0

                          Good printer, great price

                          By Jim

                          from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable Construction
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Print Time

                          Cons

                          • Large Footprint

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday documents
                          • Graphics & Charts

                          Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                          I was shopping around for a while for a replacement laser printer for home use. I really wanted a color laser and was surprised at how affordable they've become. After reading several articles online, I settled on the Brother HL-3170CDW. B&H's price was substantially better than other online retailers, as usual.I was a little concerned because the reviewers wrote that they were not that impressed with the units graphics quality, rating it so-so. For my use (mostly document printing), I think it is completly adequate. I think that it prints pictures well, too. I'm not trying to print off finished graphic design projects but that's not what this unit is intended for.The unit warms up quickly and I don't feel like I spend a lot of time waiting for the first page to print. The unit has a quiet fan that runs for cool-down after printing. The unit is not noisy.So far, I can't get the WiFi to connect to my wireless router, but I think the problem is with my equipment. I haven't called Brother technical support yet to address the issue. The USB and network cable connections work just fine.Overall, I'm pretty happy.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          4.0

                          Fast, clean, good color

                          By Hill Maiden

                          from Crescent, IA

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable Construction
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Print Time
                          • Low toner consumption
                          • Reliable
                          • Sharp tones & colors

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday documents
                            • Graphics & Charts

                            Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                            I use the 3170 to make tri-fold flyers for my vegetable farm. I love the duplex feature where it prints both sides (after flipping the second page up-side-down), This is not a super professional job, but I can get a lot of flyers out. This is the cheapest way for me after looking at printing costs from pros or trying to keep an ink jet in ink.

                            Set up was a snap. My mac-mini doesn't have a cd or dvd drive. So I downloaded the driver from the Brother web site. Everything worked really well the first time. I have it hooked direct to the mini with a cable that was NOT included. Lucky for me the cable from the old ink jet worked just fine.

                            Haven't yet tried to print from my iPad using wifi, but will do so soon, I hope.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Great buy for less money

                            By brknclays

                            from San Antonio, TX

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Durable Construction
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday documents
                              • Professional Documents

                              Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                              Used day to day for home & business. So far, so good. Best wireless printer we have had to date.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Great Value

                              By Rich in Eldo

                              from El Dorado,Ar

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday documents

                                Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                                Product is Great The service from BH was the Best Thank You So Much

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                Great results

                                By print man

                                from Spring, Tx

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Low toner consumption
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Large Footprint

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional Documents

                                Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                                The new Brother laser printer is a great addition to my home office. It was fairly easy to set up wireless (quicker had I read the instructions fully). I like that I can use black only to save color, can duplex automatically, has plenty of memory and goes into a deep sleep to conserve energy. Overall for the money a smooth, quick operating printer.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                4.0

                                Great Printer, would buy again

                                By Learie

                                from Trinidad WI

                                About Me Heavy Duty User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Auto Duplex Printing

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional Documents

                                  Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                                  Easy network for home/office. Fast duplex printing. Have been using same for about a week, no problems.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  4.0

                                  great printer, so far

                                  By chsyele

                                  from NJ

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Excellent Print Quality
                                  • Fast Operation

                                  Cons

                                  • Pricey Replacement Ink

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Casual Printing
                                  • Photos and Graphics
                                  • Professional Documents

                                  Comments about Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer:

                                  My old Brother black and white laser printer died and I replaced it with this Brother color laser printer. It seems good - it is quite new and Ive used it only a few times. It is quite heavy and I needed help getting it up to my office. I
                                  do not need the wireless feature and have it conventionally connect to the computer. Since it is very new, I do not yet have to deal with replacing expensive cartridges which I am sure will be no fun.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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