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Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer

  • Up to 23 ppm
  • 600x2400 dpi
  • USB, Wireless and Ethernet Compatible
  • Duplex Printing
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • CARL M.
  • 2/14/2015 6:45:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

This review is from: Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: All good

Cons: none

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  • Michael S.
  • 2/12/2015 6:20:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsEpic For Small Business

This review is from: Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: Fast printing of extremely high quality, using the least expensive ink of any printer we compared. LD brand ink has worked great for us, printing thousands of high color, high gloss, product labels. No annoying popups saying, "counterfeit / remanufactured ink detected", when using reasonably priced ink. Great reliability so far, after lots of use. 8 networked PCs print to this printer in our office, and there have been none of the typical "queue" errors we see often with other brands... Really a no-brainier.

Cons: At first, we were getting some smudges & ink inconsistencies when we used high-gloss label paper. Setting up different printing profiles for different styles of paper made a HUGE difference, and is incredibly important if you want the best quality prints. It took us a few tries to nail-down the specific settings, but once that was done. Below, I've copied our favorite preferences.

Our Glossy Label Paper Settings:
Print Quality: 2400dpi
Source: Tray (manual feed is a pain, if you do any volume printing)
Media Type: Gloss
Document Type: Photo/Image
(All others set to default - Hit "Add Profile" to save this setting)

Our Matte Label Paper Settings:
Print Quality: 2400dpi
Source: Tray
Media Type: Label
Document Type: Photo/Image
(All others set to default - Hit "Add Profile" to save this setting)

If you are printing to standard paper, all default settings work perfectly. None of this was reason to lose an egg, just a lack of experience with the printer.

Other Thoughts: We analyzed MANY color laser printers before settling on the HL-3170.

1) No HP (or other brand) bloatware. Simple, non-intrusive device management without any additional unwanted stuff.

2) Incredibly low cost of ink that lasts awhile, via LD (the brand we use), Rosewill, and other manufacturers. Considering the quantity of pages to dollar, this is a huge benefit.

3) Excellent reliability, even after thousands of pages printed. We have 8 PCs networked to this printer, and the performance is just stellar.

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  • Steven R.
  • 1/17/2015 1:03:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat color laser printer

This review is from: Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: This printer warms up very quick and prints just as quick! I knew this isn't meant for very detailed graphics but it does the job very well. The toner is holding up excellent. Exactly what I expect out of a Brother laser printer, quality.

Cons: None.

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  • Scott S.
  • 1/14/2015 10:45:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good printer

This review is from: Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: Decent print speed. Good tech support. I had a little trouble getting this to work as a stand alone wifi printer. Called Brother Techsupport and they quickly determined that I had USB selected in the setup instead of wireless. Once I made this change the printer has worked flawlessly on either Win7 or Mac IOS 10 operating systems.

Cons: No Cons

Other Thoughts: Good printer, excellent price.

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  • Chris S.
  • 9/14/2014 10:35:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome value

This review is from: Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: Affordable color laser.
Cheap color printing.
Toner does not dry up like inkjets do.
Duplex mode saves paper.
Works perfectly on Linux.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I always buy Brother printers because of their Linux support. I easily found and installed the driver from the Arch User Repository.

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  • Jonathan P.
  • 8/13/2014 9:42:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsbrother Hl-3170cdw

This review is from: Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: Color Laser, Low Cost, Wireless, Duplex, Easy Setup, I was printing in less than one hour of the printers arrival to my home to the two laptops. Can print from IPhone with Brothers printer application.

Cons: Toner & Drum

Other Thoughts: 1st Laser Printer. Will never purchase an Inkjet type printer. Cost dropped 21% after I purchased. At 71% of retail price this printer is a good purchase for home or very small business use.

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  • Gary Z.
  • 8/6/2014 10:55:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: BRILLIANT

Cons: None

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  • Richard K.
  • 7/9/2014 7:32:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid, no problems

This review is from: Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: Easy to connect, no problems with wireless configurations, plays well on the network. Powers up pretty quickly, and serves as a solid printer for our house. I like the fact that I'm not wasting ink since we go through spurts of using a printer with lengthy times of rarely printing. I like the fact that it can duplex well.

Cons: As most reviews will tell you, it works great on standard printing tasks. I wouldn't be using this for full desktop publishing work, nor for printing out high quality photos (which is what W*lm*rt or Shutterfly are for), but for standard home and office use this is a solid printer.

The only serious issue I have with the printer is the size. It's much larger than your standard inkjet, or even than my Brother DCP-7065DN monochrome laser printer. I technically understand why that is, but you should realize that a color laser printer isn't an inkjet and will take up a fair bit more real estate than what you might be used to.

Other Thoughts: It's a solid replacement for an inkjet for me. The colors are solid but not spectacular. If you're not tweaking every bit of performance out of your inkjet this will actually work better, but it's really not well suited to printing photos.

Yeah, I'd buy it again.

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  • Mark B.
  • 4/24/2014 10:53:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Printer

This review is from: Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: I currently own 3 of these and two other older models. For the initial cost of the unit and quality of the print you can't beet it. Granted it is no high end printer but its still great for everyday business needs.

Cons: none

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  • David K.
  • 3/26/2014 10:32:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnother Great Brother Printer

This review is from: Brother HL-3170CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: This was purchased to add the ability to print in color off of any network added workstation. Since adding this printer to the office there has been over 10,000 trouble free pages printed off of this unit. This is being used in a small office environment in which most of the printing workload is being handled by other printers. It was very easy to install this printer onto the network and have it available to all workstations.

Cons: Toner cartridges price compared to length of life.

Other Thoughts: Great unit that met the needs of application well. I would definitely purchase this printer again and/or recommend it to another business/person.

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