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Brother HL-3170 CDW Brilliant Color Laser Printer, AirPrint Enabled for iPad & iPhone (update 3) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🍎🍎🍎

January 25, 2015

Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Laser Printer, AirPrint Compatible with iPad & iPhone. This Laser Printer is an amazing performer. We have been HP laser users for decades, but, Brother is a real charm. It was on sale at Office Depot at a price that about the cost as replacing the laser cartridges for our trusty HP Laser. My thought, lets have a backup printer at a nominal cost. This Brother Printer is Half the size and 30% lighter than the relatively huge HP lasers. We highly recommend this Compact Brother 4-Color Laser Printer.

Setting up the Brother HL-3170 CDW a compact True CMYK Color Laser printer is really fast. It took more time for me to remove the little pieces of blue tape and other packing spacers, adding 250 sheets of paper into the Tray, than it took for the Printer Wizzard to find my in-home Router’s SSID. Entering your NetWork password, in my case 8-digits, and the Brother Color Laser Printer is fully operational. Oh, BTW, to protect the printer’s internals, plug the printer into a high quality Surge Protection recpticle, to save the delicate electronics from Lighting and other Line-Surge Spikes; we use Belkin 6-outlet surge protectors.

We own and use this Brother Laser Printer. The Print Quality is outstanding. Since we do almost everything on our iPads, having Apple AirPrint compatibility is a huge convenience for us. Having used this printer for 6-months, we found the printer an AAA+ in every respect, notice the printing examples below.

Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Laser Printer vs Printing at the FedEx Store or Office Depot Printing Center. When you’re in a hurry and have the Print Job in PDF format stored on a data-stick, going into these fine print-depots is a wonderful convenience. In this case one can have 5 booklets containing 56 pages, printed, with clear-covers and Spiral-bound with 32 pound paper-stock for about $50/book, and viola your done. But there is an alternative…

Recently I prepared a 56-page Color Brochure to be given to Doctors regarding DNA Screening when meeting with them. Taking the 22 MB file to two retail stores, I received quotes averaging $50/book: two-sided printing, full Color, Spiral-Binding, with clear covers Front & Back. The printed results were wonderful, albeit expensive. Totally amazing, in that I was able to create the graphics, and constructed the entire 56 page Booklet on my iPad-mini using Five iPad Apps, namely: Pages, Photoshop Express, Photogene 4, PDF Expert, PDF Creator.

Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Laser Printer. Let print the booklet with this printer, on 28 pound Hammermill smooth stock, then take it to the FedEx store for Binding only. So what are the Costs. The Printer First. Presently on sale at Office Depot for $229 which includes “4 starter cartridges” that will print 575 pages. The math: $229/575 = $0.40/page (which includes the cost of the printer). The paper costs $0.03/page, the Covers $1.20, Spiral-Binding $3/book.

In sum, The Cost for Each 56 page Booklet:

✔️ Printing: $22.40
✔️ Paper: $1.68
✔️ Covers: $1.20
✔️ Binding: $3.00
✔️ The Total: $28.28
✔️ The New Printer will Print 10 Booklets
✔️ After Printing 10 Booklets you Have the Printer with empty ink cartridges
✔️ Add 4 replacement high-capacity cartridges from Amazon for $300 which will print 2200 pages, and print another 39 booklets
✔️ The revised Cost per page equates to $0.18/page
✔️ Recall above, the cost-per-page was $0.40/page, however, this figure included the $229 cost of the printer.

Therefore, Do yourself a favor, Buy the Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Wireless Laser Printer, for your printing needs, one or two-sided printing, as you’ll Save $28.28 per booklet printing it your self. This cost is almost half the $50/book cost, even with buying a Brand New Printer. Thereafter, once you buy the full-set of 4-replacements cartridges, you’ll save more, as printing will cost will drop to $22/booklet, as the cost-per-page for the Toner is $0.18/page. The only downside, the printing time is about 90 minutes. The Duty Cycle of this amazing little Power-House is 30,000 pages/month.

The Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Laser Printer is Apple AirPrint Compatible, an all important feature for us, whether its for Home or Office use. With over 600,000 iOS devices in circulation, its a wise move to have AirPrint capability. Some day soon, AirPrint the interface will eliminate all "Printer Deivers" which are an annoying Applet to constantly have to update depending on your Hardware.

The Brother HL-3170CDW is a perfect choice for the small business looking for a fast, reliable digital color printer, at under $300 price tag. It packs big business features like duplex printing into an affordable, compact printer designed to fit your small business workspace and budget.

The Brother HL-3170CDW 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.

The Brother HL-3170CDW also offers effective secure wireless printing from your mobile device via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace and Wi-Fi Direct.

✔ Fast color and black print speeds up to 23ppm to help improve your productivity

✔ Automatic Two-Sided Printing

✔ Easy to install on your wired or wireless network or print locally via USB from your computer

✔ Produce crisp black and high-impact color business documents at up to 600 x 2400 dpi resolution using Brother’s Digital LED print technology

✔ 250-sheet capacity paper tray adjustable for letter or legal and a straight-through paper path via manual feed slot for envelope printing

✔ iOS Apple iPad and iPhone Device Printing

✔ High capacity color toners available (approx. 2,200 pages each) to help lower your cost per copy

✔ Deep Sleep mode to conserve energy when printer is not being used (uses <1W)

✔ 1-year limited warranty with free phone support for the life of the product

✔ Direct Link for the Brother’s Color brochure:

✔ iPhone photograph of the top 5″ of the printed Biography Page, has been tightly-Cropped to shows the testure of the paper and the 6-point-type of the “Resume Current though…, printed on HL-3170CDW Brother printer, the print almost has an “embossed” effect, it is very crisp even with very small font sizes, the hardest to deliver. Office Depot has this printer on “Sale” for $229 today, March 10, 2014.

✔ The PDF file for the resume is shown at DropBox:

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