CLX-3185FW 16PPM Colour Laser Multifunction Printer


Whether you’re printing out a presentation for that big meeting or scanning a few favourite photos to send to family members, the versatile 4-in-1 Samsung CLX-3185FW printer lets you do it all with absolute convenience. Take the ultra-handy One Touch Wi-Fi Setting that quickly and simply connects you to your Wi-Fi network. Just one quick touch - no manual configurations or complicated passcodes. This liberating convenience is matched by impressive, high quality colour printing with up to 2400 x 600dpi. All this convenience and power, yet the compact CLX-3185FW fits easily almost anywhere. 3.667 5 51 reviews

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
  • Not only does the ultra-versatile CLX-3185FW printer let you print, scan, copy and fax, it connects you to your wireless network with its one-touch One Touch Wi-Fi Setting

Setup is a cinch with our secure, one-touch wireless connection.

Setup is a cinch with our secure, one-touch wireless connection.
The CLX-3185FW’s One Touch Wi-Fi Setting lets you connect quickly and easily. Simply select the WPS (WiFi Protected Set-up) button on the access point (router), press the WPS button on the printer and you’re done. Normally, you would have to spend time creating a wireless network name and manually entering a security key or password on all the wireless devices. But the ultra-convenient One Touch Wi-Fi Setting automatically configures - and protects - your wireless network for you.

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-3185FW 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-3185FW 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.

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-3185FW is engineered to operate quietly, at only 46 dBA (Colour) and 48 dBA (Mono), while printing. That’s less than the gentle hum of a running refrigerator! A desktop printer that does its job while letting you focus on yours.

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-3185FW’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-3185FW 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.

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-3185FW 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.
No strings attached

No strings attached

Turn your computer loose with wireless printing. There are no more cables tripping you up and no need to plug and unplug machines to identify the right printer. And better yet, a wireless printer can be shared by many computers, saving you money on hardware and energy costs. Break free from the restraints of cables and say goodbye to cable clutter with the CLX-3185FW wireless colour laser printer.
It multi-tasks so you don’t have to.

It multi-tasks so you don’t have to.

Productivity is key to running any office or professional workgroup. The ultra-versatile, fast-printing CLX-3185FW is designed to deliver productivity. Now you can print, copy, scan and fax 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 4-in-1 CLX-3185FW 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 344.2mm (16.38 x 14.89 x 13.6 inch), the Samsung CLX-3185FW series 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 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 Wi-Fi setup button and power switch that are 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-3185FW’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, Fax


  • First Print Out Time (Mono)Less than 14 seconds (From Ready Mode)
  • First Print Out Time (Colour)Less than 26 seconds (From Ready Mode)
  • ResolutionUp to 2400 x 600dpi effective output
  • EmulationPCL5C, PCL6, SPL-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, 25 ~ 100% for ADF
  • 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 toUSB, Client (PC), Folder, Application, Network


  • CompatibilityITU-T G3
  • Modem Speed33.6Kbps
  • ResolutionUp to 300 x 300dpi (Mono), Up to 200 x 200dpi (Colour)
  • Memory2MB
  • Auto DialYes
  • Fax FeatureColour Fax, PC-Fax (Mono send Only)

Paper Handling

  • Input Capacity and Types130-sheet Cassette
  • Output Capacity and Type80-sheet Face Down
  • Capacity15 sheets
  • 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 Size142 x 148mm (5.6" x 5.8") ~ 216 x 356mm (8.5" x 14")

General Features

  • LCD2-Line LCD
  • InterfaceHigh speed USB 2.0, Ethernet 10 / 100 Base TX, IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless Network
  • Noise LevelPrinting : Less than 46dBA (Colour), Less than 48dBA (Black), Copying : Less than 50dBA (Platen), Less than 52dBA (ADF)
  • Memory/Storage256MB
  • 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 344.2mm
  • Weight15.25kg (33.6lbs)


  • 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 (51)

Overall Ratings

24 out of 51 (47%) customers recommend this product





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Fantastic Product

We love this - setup was a breeze, and very easy to use.

Wisconsin - Gender: - Age:
Best laser for the dollar

It does all the I want and more. Clear crisp copies and pictures.

Mesquite, TX - Gender: - Age:
Great step up to laser

My family and I were tired of replacing small inkjet cartridges every other week (it seemed that frequent.) The expense was significant as I have a teenage daughter that prints quite a bit for school research and projects.

The cartridge cost is similar, but the quality and longevity of the laser cartridges far outweigh the cons we were experiencing with our old inkjet printer. The old unit was getting to be old as peripherals go (6 to 8 years.) I would prefer the menu driven config display to be a bit more intuitive, but the options are more than usable. The network interface was a new feature for us that is very welcome so we can share the printer with all the devices on our home network.

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USA - Gender: - Age:
Laser Wonder

I like this printer because of it smart network connectivity and also the print quality. I would surely recommend this to my family and friends- ! Yes and it is a power saver too ! (keep this in mind also)

Simon Williams

Samsung CLX-3185FW

A colour laser multifunction printer with fax, for under £300. That's a good start....

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Universal Print Driver Guide

0.91 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

22 Apr, 2013

Other Manuals (4)

Software (18)

  • Easy Color Manager

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

    11 Jul, 2014

  • Easy Printer Manager

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

    8 Jul, 2014

  • Easy Wireless Setup

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

    8 Jul, 2014

  • PC fax Utility

    Mac OS 10.5 ~ 10.9, 6.37 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    8 Jul, 2014

  • Easy Color Manager

    Mac OS 10.5 ~ 10.9, 13.9 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    8 Jul, 2014

  • Scan OCR program

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

    20 Jun, 2014

  • Easy Wireless Setup

    Win 2000/XP/2003/2008/Vista/Win 7/Win 8/Win 8.1 (32bit,64bit), 4.13 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE

    20 Jun, 2014 tooltipbox

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    Samsung Easy Wireless Setup will help you configure the wireless network settings of your printer.
  • PC fax Utility

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

    20 Jun, 2014

Driver (11)

  • Printing & Scan Driver

    Linux, 15.44 MB, gz, MULTI LANGUAGE

    9 Jul, 2014

  • Scan Driver

    Mac OS 10.9, 23.99 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    12 Nov, 2013

  • Universal Scan Driver

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

    24 Oct, 2013

  • Universal Print Driver

    Win XP/2003/2008/2012/Vista/Win 7/Win 8/Win 8.1(32,64bit), 20.35 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE

    7 Oct, 2013 tooltipbox

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    Samsung Universal Print Driver is a common single print driver solution for managing multiple printers. If you install this driver, you can use Samsung printers without installing multiple model specific drivers.
  • Universal Print Driver,PCL6

    Win XP/2003/2008/2012/Vista/Win 7/Win 8/Win 8.1(32,64bit), 13.03 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE

    7 Oct, 2013

  • Scan Driver

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

    20 Sep, 2012

  • Smart Panel

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

    20 Sep, 2012

  • Print Driver

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

    20 Sep, 2012 tooltipbox

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    Security setting should be changed in order to install drivers in Mac OS X 10.8:

    1. Run [System Preferences] under [Application] folder

    2. Select [Security & Privacy]

    3. Select [Anywhere] under [Allow applications downloaded from]

Environment (1)

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