Samsung CLX-3185FW A4 Colour Laser Printer


4.3 / 5 (7  reviews)

"samsung printer

Got printer up and running with windows quite quickly, Ubuntu may take a bit more time. Didn't get much success with WPS..."

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Key Features
Back Key Features
  • Print/Scan/Copy/Fax
  • Up to 4ppm Colour Print
  • Up to 16ppm Mono Print
  • USB, Network & Wireless
  • 2400 x 600 dpi Print
  • SPL-C (Samsung Printer Language Colour)
  • 150 Sheet Input Tray
  • 360Mhz Processor
  • 128MB RAM
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
  • 4800 x 4800dpi Scan
  • 600 x 600 dpi Copy
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What's in the Box?

What's in the Box?

  • Samsung CLX3185FW colour multifunction printer
  • AC Cable (UK)
  • CD/DVD (including Software/ Utilities/ Drivers and User Manuals)
  • Setup Guide
  • OPC Drum
  • 1000 page black toner cartridge
  • 700 page CMY toner cartridges
Detailed Specification

Detailed Specification


Speed Colour Up to 4ppm Colour Print
Speed Monochrome Up to 16ppm Mono Print
Product Group Output A4
Printer Standard Resolution 2400 x 600 dpi Print
Double Sided Printing (Duplex) Manual


Scanner Optical Resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi Scan
Scanner Resolution Enhanced 4800 x 4800dpi Scan
Scan Facility Present Yes
Scanner Type Colour Flatbed


Copy Speed Colour 4ppm Color Copy
Copy Speed Monochrome 16ppm Mono Copy
Copier Reduce/Enlarge 25 to 400 (Platen) 25 to 100 (ADF)% Copy
Copy Resolution 600 x 600 dpi Copy
Copy Facility Present Yes


Fax Speed 33.6Kbps Fax
Fax Facility Present Yes


Interface Type(s) USB, Network & Wireless
Network Interface 10/100 BaseTX Network
Network Ready Yes
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Status Display 2-Line LCD
USB Port Yes
USB Ports 1 x USB 2.0
Wireless Ready Yes

System Specification

Processor 360Mhz Processor
Memory (Maximum) 128MB RAM


Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac Compatible

Media Handling

Paper Handling Input 1 150 Sheet Input Tray
Automatic Document Feeder Yes
Maximum Copies 1 to 99
Maximum Paper Size Legal
Media Supported Envelopes, Labels, Card stock, Transparency, Papers(Pre-printed, Glossy, punched, recycled)
Paper Handling Output 100 Sheets face down
Paper Size A4

Barcodes & Labels

Barcode 8808993738359

Duty Cycle

Monthly Duty Cycle 20k Pages Per Month


Mono or Colour Printer Colour
Multifunction Summary Print/Scan/Copy/Fax
Technology Laser Printer
Dimensions 416mm (W) x 378mm (D) x 344.2mm (H) - Weight 15.2kg
Product Summary Samsung CLX-3185FN A4 Colour Laser Printer
Product Type A4 Laser Printer


Emulations SPL-C (Samsung Printer Language Colour)

In the Box

In The Box Samsung CLX3185FW colour multifunction printer, AC Cable (UK), CD/DVD (including Software/ Utilities/ Drivers and User Manuals), Setup Guide, OPC Drum, 1000 page black toner cartridge,700 page CMY toner cartridges

Cartridges Included

Black 1000 Pages
Cyan 700 Pages
Magenta 700 Pages
Yellow 700 Pages
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Overall Customer Rating

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  • Bruce Badman 06 April 2012 4.5 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 4 Performance 4 samsung printer

    Got printer up and running with windows quite quickly, Ubuntu may take a bit more time. Didn't get much success with WPS button but had no problems once set up with windows. Impressed with android phone app.simple and seems to work very well. Failed on first attempt to email from printer directly, it is a bit dull entering email addresses on a numeric keypad. Overall very pleased with purchase.

  • Andy Marsh 07 March 2012 4.75 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 5 Performance 4 Great little printer!

    Got this printer to replace an inkjet all-in-one because I was fed up having to spend time cleaning nozzles, etc. every time I wanted to print something! Had the Samsung setup and printing from Mac and Windows on my wi-fi network in under 10 minutes. Print speed is quite fast and text quality is very good, colours are a little dark though. Printer utility options, such as checking toner levels, don't appear to work on Mac.

  • : 23 February 2012 3.5 / 5 Value 4 Features 3 Quality 3 Performance 4 Up + running in no time!

    This printer arrived as promised by Printerland the day after ordering it. All seems to be working fine although I have not yet waded through the manual supplied on the disc. It seems possible that not all advertised features are compatible with my Mac (despite advertising literature suggesting it was Mac compatible)-but early days so I may be mistaken. Paper trays seem very flimsy so extreme care will be need not to break them. The display is not backlit. Why not?? - It would have been so easy and cheap to have included this feature

  • Bernard Clarke 19 January 2012 3.25 / 5 Value 4 Features 3 Quality 3 Performance 3 Samsung Printer

    This laser Samsung Printer does the job I need for my office and is good at everyday printing (email, letters, reports, etc.). It is not so great for photo printing or blocks of colour on pages (e.g. flyers). The cartridge levels also reach zero far too long before the cartridge really needs replacing. Samsung gave cashback on the purchase :) and has a royal mail returns system to recycle empty cartridges. Price of cartridges seems to be falling too.

  • cheskel klein 10 January 2012 5 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 5 Performance 5 Could not ask for better

    The website is very very easy to use , if you need help by phone they answer quick, delivery is super fast..... Printer, I am very very happy with its neat and small yet very good. Recommended in every way Keep up the good work Mr Klein

  • Sergio Pagliarini 09 January 2012 5 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 5 Performance 5 Samsung CLX3185FW All-in-One Colour Laser Printer

    Easy to install. I connected XP and Windows 7 PCs as well as MACs on Snow Leopard and Lion OS without troubles. For Lion OS, being a fairly new released OS, I chose to download the latest software from Samsung. The "easy install" CD software allows to connect the first PC/MAC to the printer via a USB cable. This is to transmit IP address and other network information from the printer to the router. Connection of all other PCs/MACs wirelessly thereafter happens straightaway on installing the printer software on each machine. The quality of printing is superb. The fax has an option to connect a telephone with answerphone with automatic recognition of incoming faxes. A real bonus for home/small offices without a dedicated fax line. The printer is small and compact, suitable for small offices. It has a helpful multiple sheet feeder for copying/scanning. A true gem machine.

  • Timothy Jackson 22 December 2011 4.25 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 3 Performance 4 Good for small office

    This prihter is neat, easy to set up and to use and pretty quiet. It also gives good quality printing. However, it's not the fastest - not a real issue for me, in practice - and, above all, it prints much darker, saturated colours than other printers I've tried. The support from Printerland has been good, Samsung less so.

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All print speeds, running cost calculations and consumable life cycles are MANUFACTURER ESTIMATES based on 5% per page coverage. Images are used for illustration purposes only

Running Costs

-All consumable life cycles are manufacturer estimates based on 5% coverage per A4 page

*Estimation based on toner/ink cartridges only and excludes long life components such as image drums and fusers.

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