Monday, September 18, 2023

Samsung CLX-3185N Driver for macOS

The Samsung CLX-3185N is a color laser multifunction printer that offers a versatile and compact solution for small offices and home users. One of its standout features is its compact design, which makes it simple to fit into small spaces without sacrificing functionality. The printer's sleek black exterior adds a touch of modernity to any workspace.

Samsung CLX-3185N Driver for macOS
Samsung CLX-3185N

CLX reviews

In terms of performance, the printer offers impressive color printing quality with a maximum resolution of 2,400 x 600 dpi. It can handle a range of media sizes and types, making it suitable for a range of printing needs, from business documents to high-quality photos. The printer also includes copying and scanning functions, further enhancing its versatility. With its built-in networking capabilities, it can be easily shared among many users on a connection, which is a significant advantage for small areas of offices.

This color laser multifunction printer is designed with pretty good user-friendliness in mind. It features a straightforward control panel with an intuitive menu system, making it easy for multiple users to navigate and configure settings. Additionally, its Eco Print button allows users to save on paper and toner costs by selecting options for duplex printing and multiple pages on one sheet. However, one potential drawback is its relatively slower printing speed compared to some of its competitors.

Also, need: Samsung CLX-3185N Driver for Windows

In conclusion, is CLX good choice for home users and small offices seeking a multifunction and compact color laser printer. Its pretty nice print quality, multifunction capabilities, and user-friendly design make it a valuable addition to any workspace area. However, those with high-volume printing needs may find their printing speed somewhat lacking. Nonetheless, its compact size, networking capabilities, and eco-friendly features make it a reliable and cost-effective choice for everyday printing tasks of work.

Key Features

  • Printing/ Copying/ Scanning
  • Print resolution up to 2,400 x 600 dpi
  • Scan resolution up to 4,800 x 4,800 dpi
  • Copying resolution 600 x 600 dpi
  • Speed up to 16ppm mono
  • Speed up to 4ppm color
  • Memory 256 MB
  • PCL 5c and PCL 6
  • Ethernet (RJ-45) and USB 2.0
  • 350 W (power consumption in operation)


  • Compact design and impressive features
  • Fast ethernet networking features
  • Easy share this printer among multiple users on a network
  • User-friendly and Eco-conscious
  • Multifunctional powerhouse
  • It can deliver sharp and vivid results
  • Adaptable to a wide range of printing projects

Samsung CLX 3185 N Toner Cartridges

Full sets of toner cartridges

  • Compatible Samsung P4072C 4 Colour Toner Cartridge Multipack - 1.5p per page up to 1,500 pages (black) and 1,000 pages (color)
  • Samsung P4072C 4 Colour Toner Cartridge Multipack (CLT-P4072C/ELS) - 2.7p per page up to 1,500 pages (black) and 1,000 pages (color)

Black toner cartridges

  • Compatible Samsung CLT-K4072S Black toner cartridge (CLT-K4072S/ELS) - 1.5p per page up to 1,500 pages
  • Compatible Samsung CLT-K4072 Toner Cartridge Black Twin Pack - 1.5p per page up to 1,500 pages x 2
  • Samsung CLT-K4072 Toner Cartridge Black Twin Pack - 2.7p per page up to 1,500 pages x 2
  • Samsung K4072S Black Toner Cartridge (CLT-K4072S/ELS) - 2.7p per page up to 1,500 pages

Magenta toner cartridges

  • Compatible Samsung CLT-M4072S Magenta toner cartridge (CLT-M4072S/ELS) - 2.3p per page up to 1,000 pages
  • Samsung M4072S Magenta Toner Cartridge (CLT-M4072S/ELS) - 4.2p per page up to 1,000 pages

Cyan toner cartridges

  • Compatible Samsung CLT-C4072S Cyan toner cartridge (CLT-C4072S/ELS) - 2.3p per page up to 1,000 pages
  • Samsung C4072S Cyan Toner Cartridge (CLT-C4072S/ELS) - 4.1p per page up to 1,000 pages

Yellow toner cartridges

  • Compatible Samsung Y4072 Yellow Toner Cartridge (CLT-Y4072S/ELS) - 2.3p per page up to 1,000 pages
  • Samsung Y4072S Yellow Toner Cartridge (CLT-Y4072S/ELS) - 4.1p per page up to 1,000 pages

Operating System Compatibility

  • macOS 13 Ventura
  • macOS 12 Monterey
  • macOS 11 Big Sur
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave (Liberty)
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra (Lobo)
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra (Fuji)
  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (Gala)
  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite (Syrah)
  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks (Cabernet)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (Zinfandel)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (Barolo)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (Chablis)
  • Mac OS X 10.4.4 Tiger (Chardonnay)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (Merlot)
  • Mac OS X 10.3 Panther (Pinot)
  • Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
  • Mac OS X 10.1 Puma
  • Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah
  • Mac OS X 10 Kodiak (Beta)
  • Mac OS 9
You might need: Samsung CLX 3185W Driver for macOS

How to Install Driver for macOS?

To install the Samsung CLX-3185N multifunction printer driver on macOS, follow these steps:

  • Scroll down and look at the table, then download the printer driver software for macOS. You can find the driver software on the Samsung support page for the Samsung CLX-3185N.
  • Once the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start the installation process.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. You may need to select your language, agree to the terms of use, and choose the installation location.
  • Connect the printer to your computer using a USB cable or over the network. If you are using a network connection, make sure that the printer is connected to the same network as your computer.
  • Open the Apple menu and select "System Preferences." Then, click "Printers & Scanners."
  • Click the "+" button to add a new printer. The system will automatically detect the Samsung printer on the network. Select the printer and click "Add."
  • The driver for the printer will be automatically installed. You may need to enter your administrator password to complete the installation.
  • Once the printer is installed, you can print a test page to make sure everything is working properly.

How to Install Driver for macOS 10.15?

  1. Install macOS 10.14 again
  2. Install the printer
  3. Then update the driver to macOS 10.15
  4. Kept your Samsung CLX 3185 N printer driver installed and still works in macOS 10.15

If doesn't work after following the steps above, try the instructions below:

  1. Click here (official website) to download the latest driver available for the Samsung CLX 3185N Color Laser Multifunction Printer
  2. Make sure to select the correct OS X or macOS version (10.11/ 10.12/ 10.13/ 10.14) for macOS 10.15. You can select macOS 10.14 or OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.13 or later
  3. Download the driver of this laser printer machine
  4. After that, open the folder where located of the download file is and Click to open the driver file
  5. If you get the following error message when running it, the gatekeeper needs to be temporarily disabled.
  6. You need to open the terminal from the spotlight
  7. Type the command: sudo spctl --master-disable
  8. Enter the correct password and run the printer driver with the extension".pkg" again.
  9. Once the print driver has been installed, just open the driver package with the following folder path and then install the following PKG drivers (ICDM, ScanThru):
    • ScannerDriver > Mac_Installer > MAC_ICDM > ICDM.pkg
    • ScannerDriver > Mac_Installer > MAC_TWAIN > ScanThru.pkg
  10. After the drivers are installed, you can go to System preferences > Printers & scanners and add the printer by clicking on the plus (+) button > Add printer or scanner > Samsung CLX-3185N
  11. Make sure to select the specific driver and not AirPrint where it says "USE"
  12. Now, that your Samsung CLX-3185N printer has been added, you should be able to print or scan. If you want to scan, go to system preferences > printers and scanners > and select scan
  13. Enable gatekeeper (Mac security):
    • Open terminal from the spotlight
    • Typing the command: sudo spctl --master-enable
    • Enter your password
Note: Click "View" at the bottom of the table for details.

How to Install Driver for macOS 11?

After you do the above thing, please follow the steps below:

  1. Update to macOS 11
  2. Kept the Samsung CLX-3185N Color Laser Multifunction Printer driver installed and still works in macOS 11

How to Install Driver for macOS 12?

  1. Download the package for your macOS with the ".dmg" extension (look at the table row for Samsung Printer Driver V2.6)
  2. Download the 3rd-party macOS app in the table at the bottom
  3. Open the package ".dmg" file such that it mounts in Finder
  4. Open Pacifist
  5. Select Open Package
  6. Locate the package inside the mounted ".dmg" extension
  7. Select Install in the top toolbar of Pacifist, and provide your admin credentials when prompted
  8. Add your printer from System Preferences > Print and Scan > + successfully

How to Install Driver for macOS 13?

Do the steps below after the above is done (macOS 12)

  1. Then update to macOS 13
  2. Kept your Samsung CLX 3185 N driver installed and still works in macOS 13 correctly
You might need: Samsung CLX 3305FN Driver for macOS

If you want to download a driver for this laser printer, you need to click on the download links that we have provided in the table below. If you get any broken links or any problems or have any questions with the Samsung CLX 3185N Laser Printer, feel free to reach out through the contact form that we have provided.

Operating System Version Action
Samsung CLX-3185N Series Print Driver for Mac OS V5.00 Download
Samsung CLX-3185N Series Scan Driver for Mac OS V2.31 Download
Samsung CLX-3185N Series Print and Scan Driver for macOS V2.6 Download
Samsung CLX-3185N Series Third-party app for macOS V4.0.5 Download
Samsung CLX-3185N Series Manual Print and Scan Driver for macOS - View
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