16ppm Multi-function Printer CLX-3185


Whether you’re printing out a presentation for that big meeting or scanning a few favourite photos to send to family members, the versatile 3-in-1 Samsung CLX-3185 printer lets you do it all. And do it with absolute convenience. Take the ultra-handy Print Screen button that lets you print everything on your screen. Just one quick touch and you’re printing with impressive, high quality colour with up to 2400 x 600 dpi. And it’s not only simple to use and powerful, it’s quiet, fast and compact. And it does much more than print – its multi-purpose functions let you scan and copy. 3.5 5 4 reviews

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  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from: www.recycle-more.co.uk

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

16ppm Multi-function Printer CLX-3185


  • The versatile 3-in-1 Samsung CLX-3185 makes printing easy with its one-touch Print Screen button

Capture what catches your eye

Capture what catches your eye
Samsung’s AnyWeb Print software lets you go hunting and gathering on the Web. You can utilise the CLX-3185 to easily select, drag, and drop content from different web pages onto a printable scrap board in your browser window, all while you surf the web. It’s an easy way to collect, arrange, and edit useful reference points and resources you can only find on the web for big projects or even just for fun.

Your printing experience just got a lot more colourful.

Your printing experience just got a lot more colourful.
The CLX-3185 easily delivers colour accuracy through premium quality 2400 x 600 dpi resolution with absolute ease. Also, with toner particles that are smaller and more uniform in shape than traditional toner particles, you’ll be impressed with accurate colours and beautiful, glossy printouts (LumiFine Advanced Toner).

One less noisy office distraction

One less noisy office distraction
You shouldn’t have to struggle to hear yourself think while sitting at your own desk. That’s why the Samsung CLX-3185 is engineered to be whisper quiet, generating a noise level of just 46dBA (Colour) and 48dBA (Mono), while it’s printing. That’s less than the gentle hum of a running refrigerator! A desktop printer that does its work while letting you focus on yours? Cool.

A soft approach to energy efficiency

A soft approach to energy efficiency
In today’s green office environment, there’s simply no room for energy-hogging printers. That’s why the Samsung CLX-3185 features an easy-to-reach power button right on the control panel, so you can switch to an energy-saving standby mode at the push of a button. Want to print? Just press the button again to power back up, and you’re ready to go.
From the monitor to the page with just one touch

From the monitor to the page with just one touch

The CLX-3185's Print Screen button – conveniently located on the printer control panel – lets you print the contents of your screen, quick and easy, even when you’re away from your desk. Just one touch is all it takes. Choose the Active option and you print only the window that’s currently active on your PC, choose the Full option and print full images of all windows open on your screen. Now you can print everything, anytime

Lessen your wait, not your expectations

Lessen your wait, not your expectations
Quit losing productivity waiting around for your documents to print – the Samsung CLX-3185’s fast print speed (16 ppm for mono, 4 ppm for colour) will have you back to work in no time. In Ready Mode, the CLX-3185 features a First Page Output Time (FPOT) of only 14 seconds for black and 26 seconds for colour, satisfying your need for speed. An impressive 2400 x 600 dpi print resolution satisfies your demand for quality.
A one-touch eco copy button that is convenient and earth-conscious.

A one-touch eco copy button that is convenient and earth-conscious.

Located conveniently on the front of the printer panel, the Eco-Copy Feature makes it easy to help the environment. Select from 2up / 4up mono or colour print modes and watch –CLX-3185 combine multiple pages into a single print out, saving time, paper, toner, money, and even the environment.
It multi-tasks so you don’t have to.

It multi-tasks so you don’t have to.

Productivity is a key to running any office or professional workgroup. The ultra-versatile, fast-printing CLX-3185 is designed to deliver productivity. Now you can print, copy and scan with convenience, ease and speed. Why clutter a corner of your office with several different machines when all you need is one versatile device – the 3-in-1 CLX-3185 laser multifunction printer.
Ideal for small, stylish spaces and busy places.

Ideal for small, stylish spaces and busy places.

Measuring an ultra compact 416 x 378 x 310.4 mm (16.38 x 14.89 x 12.2 inch), the Samsung CLX-3185 easily fits on any desktop leaving plenty of room for you to get your work done. It also offers the perfect blend of beauty and practicality. With rounded edges, elegant LED light and chic black and crème grey finish, you won’t want to hide this printer under a pile of papers. And you’ll really enjoy the convenient one-touch print screen button and power switch located on the front panel for fast, easy access. How’s that for accommodating design?
Navigation Ring Key

Navigation Ring Key

Always know the status of your print job with the CLX-3185’s navigation feedback LED pattern. It keeps you clued in with its 11 different job status indicators, including errors and warnings.

tech specs

Dimension of CLX-3185/XAA


  • Function
    Colour Print, Copy, Scan


  • Speed(Mono)
    Up to 16 ppm in A4 (17 ppm in Letter)
  • Speed(Colour)
    Up to 4 ppm in A4 (4 ppm in Letter)
  • First Print Out Time (Mono)
    Less than 14 seconds (From Ready Mode)
  • First Print Out Time (Colour)
    Less than 26 seconds (From Ready Mode)
  • Resolution
    Up to 2400 x 600 dpi effective output
  • Emulation
    SPL-C (Samsung Printer Language Colour)
  • Duplex



  • Speed(Mono)
    Up to 16 cpm in A4 (17 cpm in Letter)
  • Speed(Colour)
    Up to 4 cpm in A4 (4 cpm in Letter)
  • Resolution
    Text, Mixed, Magazine Mode : Up to 600 x 600 dpi, Photo Mode : Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • First Copy Out Time (Mono)
    Less than 18 seconds
  • First Copy Out Time (Colour)
    Less than 45 seconds
  • Zoom Rate
    25 ~ 400% for platen
  • Multi Copy
    1 ~ 99
  • Copy Features
    ID Copy, Clone Copy, N-UP Copy, Poster Copy


  • Compatibility
    Twain : Win 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 2008 / Win7 / 2008 R2, WIA : Win XP / 2003 / Vista / 2008 / Win7 / 2008 R2
  • Method
    Colour Flatbed Scanner
  • Resolution (Optical)
    Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Resolution (Enhanced)
    Up to 4800 x 4800 dpi
  • Scan to
    Client (PC), Folder

Paper Handling

  • Input Capacity and Types
    130-sheet Cassette
  • Output Capacity and Types
    80-sheet Face Down
  • Media Size
    76.0 x 152.4 mm (3" x 6") ~ 216.0 x 355.6 mm (8.5" x 14.0")
  • Media Type
    A4, A5, A6, Letter, Legal, Executive, Folio, ISO B5, JIS B5, Transparency (Mono Print Only), Glossy Photo 220 g/m©÷, Envelope, Labels, Cardstock, Recycled

General Feature

  • LCD
    2-Line LCD
  • Memory/Storage
    128 MB
  • OS Compatibility
    Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 2008, Windows 7 / 2008 R2, Mac OS X 10.3 ~ 10.6, Various Linux OS including Red Hat 8.0 ~ 9.0, Mandrake 9.2 ~ 10.1, SuSE 8.2 ~ 9.2 and Fedora Core 1 ~ 4
  • Interface
    Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • Noise Level
    Printing : Less than 46 dBA (Colour), Less than 48 dBA (Black), Copying : Less than 50 dBA
  • Duty Cycle, Monthly
    Up to 20000 pages
  • Dimension (WxDxH)
    416 x 378 x 310.4(16.38 x 14.88 x 12.22")mm
  • Weight
    14.24 kg (31.4 lbs)


  • Black Toner Cartridge
    Average Continuous Black Cartridge Yield : 1500
  • Yellow/Magenta/CyanToner Cartridge
    Average Continuous Yellow / Magenta / Cyan Cartridge Yield : 1000
  • Imaging Unit
    Approx. 24000 Pages (Mono), 6000 Pages (Colour)
  • Waste Toner Container
    Approx. 10000 pages (Mono), 2500 pages (Colour)


Owners Overall Ratings

16 out of 19 (84%) customers recommend this product

  • Features4.1/5.0
  • Performance4.1/5.0
  • Design4.0/5.0
  • Value4.5/5.0

Owner Reviews

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  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance1/5.0
  • Design3/5.0
  • Value1/5.0

Simply, it's a stupid printer !

really slow, a lot of paper jam problem in the printer, asking for changing the cartage really quickly!!!!!



  • Features3/5.0
  • Performance3/5.0
  • Design3/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

A good deal for a color laser.

We have owned this model for a year or so and no problems. One reason we like it is because even when you don't print anything for a month or severalmonths there is no worry about dried ink tanks or clogged inkjet nozzles.

It is dependable.

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  • Features3/5.0
  • Performance4/5.0
  • Design3/5.0
  • Value4/5.0

Good printing, but needs a way to feed envelopes manually.

Good printing, scanning etc., but it should have a separate way to feed envelopes - even manually would be ok.



  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0


I just recieved and setup my CLX#!*%/XAA printer and as of using it for an hour now Im very impressed with its performance and quality. As this is not my first Samsung product Im certain it will deliver as all my other products Ive purchased from them indirectly.

Great work! Ill be buying Samsung again in the future for certain.

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Universal Print Driver Guide

0.91 MB, pdf, ENGLISH


Other Manuals (10)

Software (18)

  • Easy Printer Manager

    Win 2000/XP/2003/ Vista/2008/Win 7(32,64bit), 43.28 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE


  • PC fax Utility

    Win 2000/XP/2003/2008/Vista/Win 7/Win 8/Win 8.1 (32bit,64bit), 10.22 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE


  • Scan OCR program

    Win 2000/XP/2003/2008/Vista/Win 7/Win 8/Win 8.1 (32bit,64bit), 35.03 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE


  • Easy Document Creator

    Win XP/2003/2008/Vista/Win 7/Win 8/Win 8.1 (32bit,64bit), 24.33 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE


  • Set IP

    Mac OS 10.5 ~ 10.9, 0.22 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE


  • Easy Color Manager

    Win 2000/XP/2003/2008/Vista/Win 7/Win 8/Win 8.1 (32bit,64bit), 16.18 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE


  • Easy Printer Manager

    Mac OS 10.5 ~ 10.9, 48.25 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE


  • Easy Wireless Setup

    Mac OS 10.5 ~ 10.9, 7 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE


Driver (10)

  • Universal Print Driver

    Win XP/2003/2008/2012/Vista/Win 7/Win 8/Win 8.1(32,64bit), 21.2 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE


  • Printing & Scan Driver

    Linux, 15.44 MB, gz, MULTI LANGUAGE


  • Scan Driver

    Mac OS 10.9, 23.99 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE


  • Universal Scan Driver

    Win XP/2003/2008/2012/Vista/Win 7/Win 8/Win 8.1(32,64bit), 22.49 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE


  • Scan Driver

    Mac OS 10.4 ~ 10.8, 35.8 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE


  • Smart Panel

    Mac OS 10.4 ~ 10.9, 6.78 MB, gz, MULTI LANGUAGE


  • Print Driver

    Mac OS 10.4 ~ 10.9, 6.58 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

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    3. Select [Anywhere] under [Allow applications downloaded from]
  • Smart Panel

    Win 2000/XP/2003/ Vista/2008/Win 7(32,64bit), 15.5 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE


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