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CLX-3185 16PPMColour LaserMultifunction Printer


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Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • 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:

  • 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.

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At a Glance
  •  A screen print and eco copy button that gets it all done in one touch?
    No Problem

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 600dpi 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.

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 utilize 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.

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.

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 (16ppm for mono, 4ppm 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 600dpi print resolution satisfies your demand for quality.
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

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

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

Our easy one-touch eco copy button lets you combine four documents into one document, saving you valuable time. This feature is conveniently located on the front panel, and only takes one step. Once you choose eco copy, it becomes your default setting. You’ll have time to get more done while saving paper, toner, money and ultimately 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 310.4mm (16.38 x 14.89 x 12.2inch), 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


  • FunctionColour Print, Copy, Scan


  • First Print Out Time (Mono)Less than 14 seconds (From Ready Mode)
  • First Print Out Time (Color)Less than 26 seconds (From Ready Mode)
  • ResolutionUp to 2400 x 600dpi effective output
  • EmulationSPL-C (Samsung Printer Language Colour)
  • DuplexManual
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  • First Copy Out Time (Mono)Less than 18 seconds
  • First Copy Out Time (Color)Less than 45 seconds
  • ResolutionText, Mixed, Magazine Mode : Up to 600 x 600dpi, Photo Mode : Up to 1200 x 1200dpi
  • Zoom Rate25 ~ 400% for platen
  • Multi Copy1 ~ 99
  • Copy FeaturesID Copy, Clone Copy, N-UP Copy, Poster Copy


  • CompatibilityTwain : Win 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 2008 / Win7 / 2008 R2, WIA : Win XP / 2003 / Vista / 2008 / Win7 / 2008 R2
  • MethodColour Flatbed Scanner
  • Resolution (Enhanced)Up to 4800 x 4800dpi
  • Scan toClient (PC), Folder


  • CompatibilityN/A
  • Modem SpeedN/A
  • ResolutionN/A
  • MemoryN/A
  • Auto DialN/A
  • Fax FeatureN/A

Paper Handling

  • Input Capacity and Types130-sheet Cassette
  • Output Capacity and Type80-sheet Face Down
  • CapacityN/A
  • Media Size76 x 152.4mm (3" x 6") ~ 216 x 355.6mm (8.5" x 14")
  • Media TypeA4, A5, A6, Letter, Legal, Executive, Folio, ISO B5, JIS B5, Transparency (Mono Print Only), Glossy Photo220 g/m2, Envelope, Labels, Cardstock, Recycled
  • ADF Document SizeN/A

General Features

  • LCD2-Line LCD
  • InterfaceHigh-Speed USB 2.0
  • Noise LevelPrinting : Less than 46dBA (Colour), Less than 48dBA (Black), Copying : Less than 50dBA
  • Memory/Storage128MB
  • OS CompatibilityWindows 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
  • Dimension (WxDxH)416 x 378 x 310.4mm
  • Weight14.24kg (31.4lbs)


  • Black Toner CartridgeAverage Continuous Black Cartridge Yield : 1500
    * standard pages (ships with 1000 pages Starter Toner Cartridge)
    * Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798
  • Yellow/Magenta/Cyan Toner CartridgeAverage Continuous Yellow / Magenta / Cyan Cartridge Yield: 1000 standard pages (ships with 700 pages Starter Toner Cartridge). Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798
  • Imaging UnitApprox. 24000 Pages (Mono), 6000 Pages (Colour)
  • Waste Toner ContainerApprox. 10000 pages (Mono), 2500 pages (Colour)

Ratings and Reviews (22)

Overall Ratings

17 out of 22 (77%) customers recommend this product





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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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Arkansas - Gender: - Age:

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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Great Product

Nice Printer beats all Ink Jet printers in overall quality

Chicago - Gender: - Age:
UNSURPASSED Quality vs Price

This is an AWESOME Color Laser Printer for the price. I love EVERYTHING about this Printer! Beautiful Print Quality, excellent toner use and the price is just so affordable I can't believe I actually own a COLOR LASER PRINTER!!

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