Enhance your productivity and lower your cost per page with business printers built to handle higher volume and faster speed. Most models offer enhanced security and are network-ready to get you up and running fast. Look for features like…
Higher-capacity memory, paper trays and ink/toner cartridges
Automatic feeding and duplexing to save time and paper
User authentication for greater security
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Create vivid documents with this Brother HL-3170CDW color laser printer that features print speeds up to 23 ISO ppm* for fast results and 128MB memory for handling complex print jobs. The built-in wireless LAN lets you easily connect to the Internet.
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Great Home Laser Printer
Posted by: SteelerBrad from: Lexington, KY on
Finally got fed up with inkjet printers, and decided to make the move to laser. After much research, landed on this Brother. Prints very fast, no annoying back and forth and slowness of an inkjet. The wireless works great as I don't have to have it near the computer desk. Was very easy to set up and have had zero printing problems. Price cannot be beat for such a quality laser printer.
55 out of 55 found this review helpful.
Cost Effective Option with perks
Posted by: MBofathens6 from: Athens Ga on
After several years of owning an inkjet that constantly ran out of ink [usually in the middle of a project] with 4 school age children, it was beyond time to find another option besides a B/W laser. This LED printer fit the bill perfect! It uses color toner cartridges that have a longer shelf life and a greater production capacity which is a must for children who are doing color graphic reports for school. It also is much easier to select B/W only when needed and it automatically prints to both sides of paper so I do not have to remember before I hit print. It also gives the option for alternate paper sizes. Best of all it offers multiple options to connect wirelessly regardless of your device [Apple, Windows, etc] so each member of the family can use. This is NOT a photo printer by any means, the dpi resolution and print technology are not conducive for it but it is perfect for everyday printing of reports and/or graphics in color or B/W at a high speed and definitely a very cost effective option for a large family or even a small business.
41 out of 43 found this review helpful.
Great color printing, love the duplex
Posted by: RonMcC123 from: Atlanta on
I love the wifi and on/off" I select Print on my document, it wakes up and prints then goes back to sleep -- I don't have to ever turn it off and on. I get great color documents. Becuase it's wireless I can put it somewhere more convenient -- it's not tethered to the PC. The duplex is wonderful and I've never had a jam. I don't have ink cartridges that keep drying up and needing to be replaced.
31 out of 33 found this review helpful.
Good for a quick, decent print
Posted by: BobBrokenBuilder from: Salem, OR on
I bought this to protest inkjets and their appetite for more ink. So far, toner hasn't run out. I expect it to last a lot longer than my last printer. That was about 1.5 years (cartridges, every few months, even with no printing...).
Wire-less was completely useless. The software that shipped with it was completely unusable on my Mac. The online area for Brother printers had what I needed, though. USB works fine.
This prints 'good' quality, but I wouldn't try printing a high quality photo. Inkjets still rule that domain...
IT IS heavier than a lowly inkjet, and it DOES take up more space than even an all- in-one inkjet.
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Good for General Use in a Mixed OS Environment
Posted by: Tahoe from: on
PRO: Auto-duplexing; color laser printing; reasonable consumables costs; can be left sitting unused for extended periods because it uses toner, not ink; decent web interface; can be set to email user when toner is low, problems, etc.; low energy consumption; works PCs and iOS devices; adjustable fuser temp; fast throughput; networkable via USB, Cat 5, and Wi-Fi; true AirPrint for Apple devices; easy setup, but not 10-min if you are one who reads directions first; decent, but not great, print quality.
CON: Mediocre color saturation and black density which cannot be adjusted denser. The color output is appropriate for nearly all personal and business purposes, but it won't leave you bragging and don't expect commercial photograph quality prints -- but then you're not paying tens of thousands of dollars either; Loud.
SUMMARY: I bought this printer when a Dell C1660w, which has incredible print quality for the price, failed to meet expectations in my mixed OS environment. It was easy to setup, especially considering I had never setup an AirPrint printer for Apple iOS devices. The PC setup, Wi-Fi setup, and AirPrint setup all went quickly following instructions. I would gladly give this printer 5-stars if the color print quality was on a par with the Dell. Recommended for mixed OS environments where a color laser printer is desired and business-grade color for charts, fliers, etc., is adequate.
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
A big leap from inkjet printer. It's worth it
Posted by: ownerwithcarpet from: New York, NY on
I'm tired of using inkjet printers. I especially hate the Epson inkject catridges with programmed chips, they forced me to keep buying new ones although there's still a half-full ink. I picked Brother after doing some research. So far I like its superior quality, fast color printing, the duplex capability, plus it works with wirelessly. Also it has Energy Saver feature and yet it still can wake up, print quite fast. I wish they make a CD/DVD print tray adapter or something so that I can print on CD/DVD directly. Brother does make another Multi Function Color Printer that does it but it's not a laser printer, it uses inkjet. I finally selected and bought this one instead. Mostly I need it for my kid's school homework or project rather than printing on a CD/DVD (if ever).
23 out of 28 found this review helpful.
This is a great printer.
Posted by: Notary123 from: NV on
I hve a home based business and print large quantities at a time. This printer has done it's job. I am really impressed, especially for the price!!
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Great printer for a beginner
Posted by: varieties from: Buffalo, NY on
Overall Great product to use and is user friendly. Would recommend to family and friends.
12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Fast and quiet. Does what we need done.
Posted by: Jeff from: on
We are real estate agents with a "home office". This Brother prints color documents fast and quietly. It does not overly heat the paper in the fuser so the paper comes out feeling as smooth and nice as it did prior to printing on 28# high quality paper. Had trouble, even with Tech support, to hook this printer up wirelessly for our wired network computers to use so hooked it up with the Ethernet cable like the color printer was it replaced. Was relatively easy to hook up wirelessly for our IOS phones and Ipads to print to. I am very pleased with this printer.
12 out of 15 found this review helpful.
A little slow on uptake but pretty good overall
Posted by: vb347 from: houston tx on
Purchased this printer to replace ever drying out ink jet. So far works very good. No problem setting up and hooking to the network. It supports air print from iPhone. The only con so far it is a little slow to start printing, but when it starts going it's going. Have not had a chance to see how long the cartridges last.