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Brother HL-3170CDW
9.1 out of 10

Brother HL-3170CDW

Great Deal: $279.99

Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-3170CDW

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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointed

Katie, Amazon
15 November 2015
  • Summary: I am very frustrated with this printer. It simply will not print any blue color correctly. Shades like turquoise, teal, sky blue, etc. ALL come out the same color (Royal blue) which is very disappointing to me.
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Overall 6
6.0

Worthless Wireless... Fixed... Poor Duplexing

J. Noren, Amazon
21 May 2015
  • Summary: It prints and the quality is decent. However, whenever it goes into a deep sleep, the wireless turns off and the entire printer falls off the network. The only way i have found to get it to reconnect is to shut the printer down and restart it.
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Overall 6
6.0

I've Had to Make Adjustments To Use It

Gee-T, B&H Photo
23 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I'd like to give the product a higher rating but I've had issues. The printer has physically worked OK, setup went well, the laser printer design is well done. However, my printed color output is washed-out as if the saturation has been removed and the blacks are not dark enough.
  • Pros: Durable Construction, Easy Access To Components, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Low toner consumption
  • Cons: Dull tones & colors, Heavy Not Small
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Overall 6
6.0

Had to use brute force to unlock cartridges

John Howe "beekeeper/teacher", Amazon
24 December 2014
  • Summary: I live mostly in the UK where I purchased the same model Brother after reading the reviews. It was very easy to set up and I like it .very much. Not so this time. I unpacked the printer and started the setup process following the Quick Setup Guide. Almost immediately I encountered difficulties.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Printer

Bought Printer, Staples
19 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Brother HL-3170CDW is good printer. Did not use much but I like the design.
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Overall 6
6.0

Okay printer, but dreadful installation

Graphics Guy in Arizona, Staples
11 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This printer was very well-priced, arrived on time, and was easy to unpack for installation. But the software provided (on CD) wouldn't load properly on my fully up-to-date PC. Eventually I was forced to download, from the Brother site, a stripped down printer-driver-only version of the software...
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Overall 6
6.0

Rollers are defective and disintegrate. Brother is aware of the problem but won't do anything about it.

Luke, Amazon
8 December 2014
  • Summary: Loved this printer while it worked. Unfortunately it either has a very serious engineering defect or it's built to fail. Read the other reviews. All the 5 star reviews will be back soon. I used only OEM toner, had just replaced the starter black and was still on the original colors.
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Overall 6
6.0

solid performance, print quality is OK

the writer, Staples
8 November 2014
  • Excerpt: The machine is still new, so I don't know everything about it yet. But set-up was easy. (You don't have to use the wireless feature and I am using a cable instead.) The machine is fast, and does not seem to jam.Photo printing is not as pretty as I'd hoped, though.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not fast but easy and reliable

Jen, Staples
3 April 2014
  • Excerpt: As with all printers, laser or inkjet, the cost of replacing cartridges far outpaces the original purchase price. That said, this printer is easy to set up and operate, offers a straight paper path for single pages you do not want to go through the regular "curly" path, which was one of my...
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent Printer, with One Major Annoyance

SDBus, Office Depot
28 February 2014
  • Excerpt: This printer, in general, meets my needs very well. Love the duplex printing, both color and b&w printing is adequate for business use, and it is easy to use. Except for the secondary paper tray, which is used for printing labels.
  • Pros: Good Value, Fast, Quality, Easy to Set Up
  • Cons: Jams Easily, printing labels is a chore
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