The HL-3170cdw is an affordable, fast, reliable Digital Color Printer for small businesses.

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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 for details, availability, and mobile device compatibility. Approximate yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798 (Letter/A4).

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  • Fast, high-quality printing at up to 23 ppm
  • Automatic two-sided printing
  • Wireless 802.11b/g/n interface, Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • High-impact business printing, at up to 600 x 2400 dp
  • 250-sheet capacity paper tray, adjustable for letter or legal
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does this printer still print black and white, even if the color toner is not replaced?

    Printer came with a pamphlet titled "User Settings on Color/Mono" that clearly describes how to print black only and what scenarios cause the printer to print using the color toner. It WILL print black if set to mono, even if a color toner is out.

  • Is this printer compatible with an Apple Time Capsule router?

    It should be compatible. The Apple Time Capsule Router specs say you can connect a printer via USB or Ethernet. The Brother HL3170CDW printer has both of those options.

  • Does this printer work with card stock?

    My husband and I recently purchased this printer. I used a very heavy bond card stock. At first I tried running it through the manual feed and it worked but not great since it is a 1 page manual feed. My husband suggested I try it in the regular paper tray and it worked great.

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