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Brother HL-3170CDW
8.7 out of 10

Brother HL-3170CDW

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Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-3170CDW

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Overall 6
6.0

Not at all pleased with the color quality

Sharon A Grisham, Amazon
31 December 2014
  • Summary: Not at all pleased with the color quality. This is the third Brother printer I purchased and I thought the quality would be as excellent as the first two, but I was wrong. I printed the user's manual and followed the instructions exactly to improve the color copy and unfortunately, it wasn't much...
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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

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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Overall 6
6.0

Ok printer

TheWeddingPlanner, Staples
14 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Tried to print labels through the manual try and kept getting a Paper Jam notice. Apparently you have to shove the labels in or they won't grab and cause the error message. Irritating. Last night it told me I was out of paper when I wasn't. Print quality is ok.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use
  • Cons: Jams Easily
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Overall 6
6.0

Warning to home wireless network users

Motoyo Y., Amazon
23 January 2014
  • Summary: This seems like a very capable small business printer, despite the shock we had when researching replacement cartridges the price of the machine was very reasonable. It took us 5.5 hours to connect our printer to our home wireless router. This is completely unacceptable for the average person.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Jury is Still Out!

Lynn, Staples
31 October 2013
  • Excerpt: We previously had a Brother 4070, which we loved, except early on, the tray stopped working, so we had to use the manual feed. This was fine, because it took multiple sheets. After about 5 years, we kept getting "error message #32," which told us to turn it off and back on again..
  • Pros: Compact Design, Durable Construction, Easy To Set Up, Fast Print Time, Reliable, Sharp tones & colors
  • Cons: Jams Easily
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