Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex





Digital Color Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex

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Fast, Reliable High-Impact Color for Small Businesses. The Brother HL-3170CDW is a perfect choice for the small business looking for a fast, reliable digital color printer. It packs big business features like duplex printing into an affordable, compact printer designed to fit your small business workspace and budget. It prints high-impact color and crisp black documents at up to 23ppm, so it’s ideal for businesses that primarily produce black business documents, but also need to print professional-quality color documents in-house from time to time. It also offers wireless printing from your mobile device via± AirPrint®™, Google and Wi-Fi Direct™.

Main Features

  • Blazing Fast Printing. Fast color and black print speeds up to 23ppm to help improve your productivity.
  • Flexible Connectivity. Easy to install on your wired or wireless network or print locally via USB‡: from your computer.
  • High-Impact Business Printing. Produce crisp black and high-impact color business documents at up to 600 x 2400 dpi resolution using Brother’s Digital LED print technology.
  • Versatile Paper Handling. 250-sheet capacity paper tray adjustable for letter or legal and a straight-through paper path via manual feed slot for envelope printing.
  • Mobile Device Printing. Wireless printing from your mobile device via‡: AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print™, Brother iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace and Wi-Fi Direct®.
  • Help Lower Your Operating Costs. High capacity color toners available (approx. 2,200 pages each‡) to help lower your cost per copy.
  • Deep Sleep Mode. Deep Sleep mode to conserve energy when printer is not being used (uses <1W).
  • At your side support. Free online, call or live chat support for the life of your product.
  • Automatic Two-Sided Printing. Automatic duplex for two-sided printing to help save paper.
  • Help Control Your Color Printing Costs. Use the Secure Function Lock feature to set color page counts or restrict color printing for up to 25 users.
  • Duplex printing, wireless networking, and print speeds up to 23ppm make the Brother HL-3170CDW an ideal choice for small businesses that print primarily in black, but also need in-house, high-impact color printing. Outperform your competition with affordable, high-impact color printingIf you’re looking for a fast, reliable color printer with automatic duplex (two-sided) printing for your small business, the Brother HL-3170CDW may be exactly what you need. It takes big business features and packs them into an affordable, compact printer designed to fit your small business budget and workspace. It prints brilliant color documents that help your business make an immediate professional impression and stand out in the crowd. You’ll get all of this, a one-year limited warranty, plus free phone support for the life of your product!
  • More cost-saving features help you make the most of your printing budget.Brother designed the HL-3170CDW to help small businesses save money when printing. You’ll find lots of ways to stretch your printing dollar, including:
    • Two-Sided (Duplex) Printing automatically produces two-sided color business documents to help save paper.
    • New High Capacity Replacement Color Toners provide approximately 7.5 percent lower color cost per copy versus Brother standard capacity replacement color toners.2
    • Secure Function Lock limits accessibility to selected functionality on a per user basis to help reduce unnecessary use as well as paper and toner consumption.
    • Deep Sleep Mode uses less than one watt of power when not in use.
    • Auto Off Mode powers off the unit when not in use to reduce energy consumption.
  • Save up to 60% by printing your color documents in-house!The HL-3170CDW utilizes Brother Digital LED Print Technology to print brilliant color at up to 600 x 2400 dpi for professional-looking results. Plus, when you print using High-Capacity Replacement Toner Cartridges, you’ll save up to 60% vs. what you’d pay at your local copy center.1 With print speeds up to 23ppm in both color and black, and automatic duplex (two-sided) printing, you won’t waste time waiting for your important printouts. Using the HL-3170CDW can be like bringing the local copy center right to your office.
  • Mobile device printing and a variety of connectivity options make the HL-3170CDW at home in any office.Enjoy the convenience of printing wirelessly3 from your Apple®, Android™, Kindle Fire™, or Windows® Phone 7, and Windows® Phone 8 mobile device. Print via AirPrint™, Google Cloud Print™, the free Brother™ iPrint&Scan app, Cortado Workplace, or Wi-Fi Direct™. Plus the convenient wireless 802.11b/g/n connection helps reduce cables and clutter in your office – simply place your printer in an area that will allow you to share with others. You can also install the HL-3170CDW on a wired network, or connect locally to a single computer via Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection (cable not included).
  • At Your Side with award-winning performance and FREE phone support for the Life of your product

    At Brother, our goal is to provide you with printers and all-in-ones that you can depend on to consistently deliver high performance, reliability, and value for your business. But don’t just take our word for it. Brother Printers and All-in-Ones were recognized as #1 for Reliability and #1 for Overall Satisfaction in the Business Choice Awards, an annual reader-driven survey on hardware, software, and services used in business environments. But our commitment doesn’t stop there: we stand behind your purchase with FREE phone support for the life of your product. Whether you have a product question or a technical issue, Brother is always At Your Side.Additionally, a survey of Brother color and monochrome laser printer and all-in-one customers revealed that 93% of Brother laser owners are satisfied with the reliability of their Brother laser printer and that 91% of Brother laser owners would recommend Brother laser printers to a friend, family member or colleague.Disclaimers:The Business Choice logo is a trademark of Ziff Davis, Inc. Used under license. Reprinted with permission. ©2018 Ziff Davis, Inc. All rights reserved.
    1 Based on Brother cost per copy (MSRP) calculation vs. nationwide copy centers as of October 2012.
    2 TN225 (CMY) vs. TN221 (CMY). Up to 7.5% claim based on cost per copy using cartridge MSRP. TN225 cartridge is sold separately.
    3 Requires connection to a wireless network. See for more details, availability and mobile device compatibility.


Connectivity & Compatibility

Bluetooth Compatibility N/A
Mobile Device Compatibility‡ AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print™, Brother iPrint&Scan, Mopria®, Wi-Fi Direct®
Near Field Communications‡ N/A
One-Push Wireless Setup AOSS, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™
Standard Interface(s) Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Ethernet, 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet, Wi Fi Direct, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Supported Network Protocols (IPv4) ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS Name Resolution, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR Responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port 9100, IPP/IPPS, FTP Server, TELNET Server, HTTP/HTTPS Server, TFTP Client and Server, SMTP Client, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, ICMP, Web Services (Print/Scan), CIFS Client, SNTP Client
Supported Network Protocols (IPv6) NDP, RA, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR Responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port 9100, IPP/IPPS, FTP Server, TELNET Server, HTTP/HTTPS Server, TFTP Client and Server, SMTP Client, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, ICMPv6, Web Services (Print/Scan), CIFS Client, SNTP Client
Wi-Fi Certified Yes


Carton Dimensions (W” x D” x H”) 23.5″ x 20.5″ x 13.75″
Carton Weight (lbs) 46.5
Unit Dimensions (W” x D” x H”) 16.1″ x 18.3″ x 9.4″
Unit Weight (lbs) 39

Document Handling

Maximum Paper Capacity‡ 250-sheet input capacity


LCD Display 1-Line
Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle‡ 30,000 pages
Optional Memory No
Recommended Monthly Print Volume‡ 300 to 1,500 pages
Standard Memory (MB) 128
Toner Save Mode Yes

Paper Handling

Duplex Printing Capability Yes
Media Type Plain, Glossy Paper ‡, Bond, Envelopes, Labels, Recycled Paper
Multi-purpose Tray Capacity‡ (sheets) 1
Output Paper Capacity (sheets) 100
Paper Handling Size – Manual Feed Letter, Envelope, Custom Sizes (3.0-8.5″ (w), 5.0-14” (l)), Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6
Paper Handling Size – Paper Tray Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6
Sheet Weight – Manual Feed (Min/Max) 16-43 lbs. (bond)
Sheet Weight – Multi-Purpose Tray (Min/Max) 16-43 lbs. (bond)
Sheet Weight – Paper Tray (Min/Max) 16-28 lbs. (bond)
Standard Paper Input Capacity‡ (sheets) 250


ENERGY STAR® Certified Yes
EPA ENERGY STAR® TEC Value (kWh/Week) 1.9
Machine Noise (Ready/Printing) Avg. 33.0dB / Avg. 53dB
Operating Environment: Humidity 20-80% (w/o conedensation)
Operating Environment: Temperature 50-90.5 degrees F
Power Consumption – Power Off/Deep Sleep/Sleep/Ready/Printing <0.61W/70W/410W
Power Source 120V AC 60 Hz


Black Print Speed (max. ppm) 23
Borderless Printing No
Color Print Speed (max. ppm) 23
Consumable Type 4 Toner Cartridges and Drum
CPU (Processor) Speed (MHz) 333
Emulation(s) BR-Script3‡, PCL6 (PCL XL Class 3.0)
First Page Out Time‡ (max. sec.) 16 (Black) / 16 (Color)
Print Technology Color LED
Printer Driver Compatibility‡ Windows, macOS®

Security Features

Security Functions Setting Lock, Secure Function Lock
Wireless Network Security WEP 64/128 bit, WPA/PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), 802.1x, EAP (LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS)

What’s Included

Carton Contents‡ 1 Set of Starter Toner Cartridges (BK/C/M/Y) (1,000 pgs each‡) (1) DR221CL Drum Unit Set (15,000 pgs‡) CD-ROM – Includes Printer Drivers Quick Setup Guide
Warranty 1 Year Limited