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Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
- Upon activation, the Amazon Dash Replenishment service measures the toner level and automatically orders toner from Amazon when low. This ensures that you never run out again.
- Fast, high-quality printing at up to 23 ppm. No scanner or fax function.
- Wireless and automatic two-sided printing. 18.3 x 16.1 x 9.4 inches.
- High-impact business printing, at up to 600 x 2400 dp
- 250-sheet capacity paper tray, adjustable for letter or legal,Standard Interface(s):Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
- Class 1 Laser Product, power output is enclosed
- NOTE: Refer the User Guide before use.
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Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex
The Brother HL-3170CDW is a perfect choice for the small business looking for a fast, reliable digital color printer. It packs big business features like duplex printing into an affordable, compact printer designed to fit your small business workspace and budget. It prints high-impact color and crisp black documents at up to 23ppm, so it's ideal for businesses that primarily produce black business documents, but also need to print professional-quality color documents in-house from time to time. It also offers wireless printing from your mobile device(1) via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace and Wi-Fi Direct.
- Prints up to 23ppm
- Print wirelessly(1) over your network or print locally via USB from your computer
- Adjustable, 250-sheet capacity paper tray, plus single-sheet manual feed slot for printing envelopes and thicker media
- Mobile Device Printing(1) via AirPrint, Brother iPrint&Scan, Google Cloud Print and Wi-Fi Direct
Outperform your Competition with High-Impact Color Printing
If you’re looking for a fast, reliable color printer with automatic duplex (two-sided) printing for your small business, the Brother HL-3170CDW may be exactly what you need. It takes big business features and packs them into an affordable, compact printer designed to fit your small business budget and workspace. It prints brilliant color documents that help your business make an immediate professional impression and stand out in the crowd. You’ll get all of this, a one-year limited warranty, plus free phone support for the life of your product!
Save up to 60% by Printing your Color Documents In-House!
The HL-3170CDW utilizes Brother Digital LED Print Technology to print brilliant color at up to 600 x 2400 dpi for professional-looking results. With print speeds up to 23ppm in both color and black, and automatic duplex (two-sided) printing, you won’t waste time waiting for your important printouts. Using the HL-3170CDW can be like bringing the local copy center right to your office.
Brother designed the HL-3170CDW to help small businesses save money when printing. You’ll find lots of ways to stretch your printing dollar, including:
- Two-Sided (Duplex) Printing automatically produces two-sided color business documents to help save paper.
- New High Capacity Replacement Color Toners provide approximately 7.5 percent lower color cost per copy versus Brother standard capacity replacement color toners(2).
- Secure Function Lock limits accessibility to selected functionality on a per user basis to help reduce unnecessary use as well as paper and toner consumption.
- Deep Sleep Mode uses less than one watt of power when not in use.
- Auto Off Mode powers off the unit when not in use to reduce energy consumption.
Mobile Device Printing and a Variety of Connectivity Options
Enjoy the convenience of printing wirelessly(1) from your Apple, Android, Kindle Fire, or Windows Phone 7, and Windows Phone 8 mobile device. Print via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, the free Brother iPrint&Scan app, Cortado Workplace, or Wi-Fi Direct. Plus the convenient wireless 802.11b/g/n connection helps reduce cables and clutter in your office - simply place your printer in an area that will allow you to share with others. You can also install the HL-3170CDW on a wired network, or connect locally to a single computer via Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection (cable not included).
|Brother HL-3140CW||Brother HL-3170CDW||Brother HL-3180CDW||Brother MFC-9130CW||Brother HL-L8260CDW||Brother HL-L8360CDW|
|Max. Print Speed (clr/blk)||19 ppm / 19 ppm||23 ppm / 23 ppm||23 ppm / 23 ppm||23ppm / 23ppm||33ppm / 33ppm||33ppm / 33ppm|
|Functions||Print / Copy / Scan||Print / Copy / Scan / Fax|
|Input Paper Capacity (std. / max. sheets)||250 / 250||250 / 250||250 / 250||250 / 250||300 / 1,050 (3)||300 / 1,300 (3)|
|LCD Display||1-Line||1-Line||3.7" Color Touchscreen||3.7" Color Touchscreen||2-line||2.7" Color Touchscreen|
|Standard Interfaces||Wi-Fi, USB||Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB||Wi-Fi, USB||Wi-Fi, USB||Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, USB||Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, USB, NFC|
|Automatic Doc Feeder Capacity (pgs)||N/A||N/A||N/A||35||N/A||N/A|
|In-Box Toner Yield (blk/color pgs)(5)||1,000 / 1,000||1,000 / 1,000||1,000 / 1,000||1,000 / 1,000||3,000 / 1,800||3,000 / 1,800|
|Replacement Toner Yields (blk/color pgs)(5)||2,500 / 1,400 or 2,200||2,500 / 1,400 or 2,200||2,500 / 1,400 or 2,200||2,500 / 1,400 or 2,200||3,000 or 4,500 / 1,800 or 4,000||3,000 or 4,500 or 6,500 / 1,800 or 4,000 or 6,500|
|Recommended Monthly Print Volume (pgs)||Up to 1,500||Up to 1,500||Up to 1,500||Up to 1,500||Up to 3,000 pgs||Up to 3,000 pgs|
1. Requires connection to a wireless network.
2. TN225 (CMY) vs. TN221 (CMY). Up to 7.5% claim based on cost per copy using cartridge MSRP. TN225 cartridge is sold separately.
3. Requires additional purchase.
4. Requires internet connection and an account with desired service.
5. Based on yields in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798 (letter/A4).
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|Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping|
|Color||Dark gray||Dark/light gray||—||White||Grey||White|
|Printer Connectivity Type||Wi-Fi; Ethernet; USB||Wireless;USB||Wi-Fi; USB||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi|
|Item Dimensions||18.3 x 16.1 x 9.4 in||18.3 x 16.1 x 9.4 in||19 x 16.1 x 16.1 in||16.5 x 17 x 10.8 in||19.1 x 16.1 x 12.3 in||19.1 x 17.4 x 12.3 in|
|Item Weight||39 lbs||37.5 lbs||47.8 lbs||1.3 lbs||47.9 lbs||48.1 lbs|
|B&W Pages per Minute||23 pages_per_minute||19 pages_per_minute||—||19 pages_per_minute||31 pages_per_minute||31 pages_per_minute|
|Media Size Maximum||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch||—||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch|
|Operating System||Windows, Mac||Windows, Mac||—||Windows, Mac||Windows, Mac, Linux||Windows, Mac, Linux|
|Print Media Type||Paper (plain)||Unknown||Paper (plain), Envelopes||Envelopes||Paper (plain), Glossy film||Paper (plain)|
|Resolution||600 x 2400||600 x 2400||—||—||—||—|
|Additional Features||Network-ready, auto-duplex, wireless, color||color, wireless, Network-ready||Auto-Duplex||Auto-Duplex||—||Network-Ready|
The HL-3170cdw is an affordable, fast, reliable Digital Color Printer for small businesses. It features automatic two-sided printing, wireless networking and prints high-impact color and crisp black documents at up to 23ppm. It's compact and offers versatile paper handling with a 250-sheet capacity 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 (uses <1W). The optional high yield color toners (approx. 2,200 pgs. each^) 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, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint&Scan, and Wi-Fi Direct. Requires connection to a wireless network. See brother.com for details, availability, and mobile device compatibility. Approximate yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798 (Letter/A4).
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Here is how to fix this - open the top of the printer, then simultaneously press the "Secure" and "X Cancel" buttons. This will put the printer into a special service mode. Use the + and - buttons to scroll to whichever toner you want to reset. Each color should have three options which, I believe, allow you to tell the machine what type of 'new' toner cartridge is installed. I think "Y.TNR-STR" is yellow cartridge standard, "Y.TNR-HC" is for the high yield yellow cartridge and "Y.TNR.STD" is for a standard yellow cartridge. Once you've selected the cartridge you want to tell it you're installing hit the "OK" button and will get an "OK reset cancel" type screen. Hit the up arrow to reset. Now you're back to printing in style!
Replace your toner cartridges need to be replaced, not when it tells you to.
UPDATE: 8/28/2016 I could not get Airprint from my iPhone to work. In searching for fixes I found that there was a firmware update for this printer. I was afraid an update might take away the ability to use the above method to correct toner levels but I am happy to report the updated firmware still lets you correct toner levels. I still can't get Airprint to work but PrintCentral Pro for the iPhone does work.
This printer is amazing. Has great color and auto duplex works like it should. If you know how to setup a router to have wifi password, setting up the wifi on the printer shouldn't that difficult. When you first plug it in, (no need to plug it into a computer or anything), it'll ask you to setup WLAN. Press ok, find your wireless network name, press ok, put in password, press ok, done. Now all the macbooks, windows, iphones, and ipads in the house can print wirelessly.
My only complaint is the starter cartridges that came with it. Like how most printer companies make their money, this printer decided to stop working because the black toner was low. I checked printer status and it shows it printed 600 pages of black! That's it for a starter cartridge?! It refuses to print unless I change the cartridge! I searched online and figured out how to reset the cartridge making it think it has a new toner inside. What you need to do is lift up the top cover and leave it unhinged. Simultaneously press the Secure and the Cancel button at the same time (with top cover open). You will see option to choose which toner you want to reset. Select the one you want, press okay and press the + to confirm reset. Done. Now you can keep using what's left in the toner cartridge which in my case had at least 50% left.
As for refills, this is going to be a tad more difficult than typical Brother cartridges. You are going to need to drill a hole a size of a dime on the top of the cartridge and then pour the ink in. Use same tape to cover up the hole you make. No need for resets gears or any of that. Just do the same procedure as above to reset it and your good to go.
All in all, I'm happy with my purchase. If you print a lot and need decent color printing (not photo quality) and want to print wirelessly, this is the printer to get.
Very sad to say but the printer bit the dust today after a little over a year of use. Printer count shows just 10,000 pages printed, but the printer started printing crinkly pages. I opened the back of the unit and the fuser (black and orange hot bars) were torn to bits. Did some research and it seems common with people who excessively print and never let the printer cool down. Was never aware of this. Just a warning for everyone!
Called Brother up, they sent out a new empty (no ink or ink tank) refurbished printer out (within 2 days) and I shipped back the broken printer. Easy peasy and Brother paid for all shipping costs. Warranty is extended extra 30 days after my ORIGINAL 1 year warranty. Although the replacement printer is refurbished, I'm satisfied with Brother's customer service.
Our small office is on three floors, so we wanted two printers -- even though each prints less than 100 pages on average, per week. We bought a Brother HL-3170CDW printer in January 2015 (10 months ago) and liked it, so we bought another in February 2015. The second printer stopped working barely a month after purchase, but only when we tried to print double-sided: the roller would crumple the paper and jam (regardless of the paper quality we used). We gave that printer to a a friend who doesn't double-side, and -- because the first printer still worked well and we had dozens of expensive new cartridges -- we purchased another Brother HL-3170CDW printer. Big mistake. A month ago (after 6 months of light use -- under 100 pages per week), the new printer began to make a grinding noise and the roller began to disintegrate. Pieces of roller came off in flakes (see photos). TWO defective printers in one year? Oh, Brother. We will not be purchasing another.
In posting this review, I noticed a review by Luke (December 8, 2014) who wrote: "Rollers are defective and disintegrate. Brother is aware of the problem but won't do anything about it." Wish I'd seen that review before buying.
Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex