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Packed with features like mobile printing and duplexing, the Brother HL-3170CDW provides sharp color laser printing for small businesses, at a much lower cost than expected. It is generally fast, at up to 23 pages per minute, with a first page out time of less than 16 seconds, and Brother HL-3170CDW printer toner comes in large-capacity supplies to keep the cost per page low.
Modern office users sometimes care more about how they can access a printer than other factors, and the HL-3170CDW (sometimes referred to as the HL-3170) provides a lot of options. It connects to a wireless network very easily, and includes WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) for quick setup on supported devices. Unlike the similar HL-3140 model, this device also includes an ethernet port.
When it comes to mobile printing, the unit includes support for Brother's own iPrint&Scan app, which is available on most popular platforms, as well as AirPrint for Apple devices, Google Cloud Print, and Cortado Workplace. Its 250-sheet paper capacity is well-suited to a small office with moderate printing volumes.
Although reviewers praised its design and feature set, some mentioned output quality issues. Some mentioned that text, graphics, and photo quality are all a bit lacking, though text was rated sharp enough for the average user, and all output would be a good fit for anything short of serious desktop publishing.
With two capacities of color toners to choose from, users can pick Brother HL-3170CDW toner cartridges based on how much color printing they do. The black Brother HL-3170CDW toner cartridge provides 2,500 pages, but color supplies come in 1,400-page and 2.200-page capacities. This can reduce spending for Brother HL-3170CDW toner, especially for those who only print occasional color documents.
Despite some mixed reviews on its output quality, the Brother HL-3170CDW is still worth a serious look as an entry-level laser printer with a solid feature set. The ability to control the cost of color supplies, and its excellent mobile printing options are worth consideration alone.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
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