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HP DesignJet Z3100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and print quality also get good feedback. Many are negative about the value for money.

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value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP DesignJet Z3100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for HP DesignJet Z3100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP DesignJet Z3100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Designjet Z3100 44-inch Photo Printer (Q6659A)Hp Designjet Z3100 42"

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Hewlett-Packard HP Designjet Z3100

 

Innovative hardware design includes built-in spectrophotometer ; Easy to create and add ICC profiles ; Handles roll and cut-sheet media to 24 inches (44-inch model also available) ; Great software utilities ; Excellent print quality ; Quad-tone...

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HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer

 

It's rare that a product—even a very good one—balances function, innovation, and performance, but that's what Hewlett-Packard has done with the Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer.

Innovative hardware design includes built-in spectrophotometer ; Easy to create and add ICC profiles ; Handles roll and cut-sheet media to 24 inches (44-inch model also available) ; Great software utilities ; Excellent print quality ; Quad-tone...

None significant

The Designjet Z3100 is a wide-format printer, coming in 24-inch and 44-inch versions, and, as such, it’s a large unit. But from the moment you open the Z3100’s crate, it’s obvious that HP's engineers were thinking about usability. The printer is...

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HPâ-'s Designjet Z3100; A Large Format Pigment Ink Printer

 

Epson, you have company! For years, serious large format inkjet printing has been owned by Epson with the 7000- and 9000-series printers.

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Putting HP's New Z3100 Photo Printer to Work

 

The recent introduction of pigment printers from both HP and Canon have finally added competition to the market that has been owned by Epson for years. Not being content to merely catch up to Epson though, HP has taken a large step forward with the new...

If you're serious about printing, the Z series is impossible to beat. Canon and Epson have a strong competitor now, which is great for all of us. The gloss enhancer included with the Z3100 makes it possible to print outstanding gloss and satin prints...

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HP Designjet Z3100

 

At the professional corner of the HP booth HP showed their solution for the professional photographer; the HP Designjet Z3100 photo printer. According to the spokesman of HP the company has listened to what professional photographers really want with...

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Hewlett-Packard Designjet Z3100

 

The HP Designjet Z3100 is a wide-format, fine-art printer that offers great prints, updated technology features

Simple setup; the print driver lets you automatically add custom paper types; impressive detail and colour accuracy

Takes up to half an hour to take the printer out of the box and setup

It's rare that a product – even a very good one – balances function, innovation, and performance, but that's what Hewlett-Packard has done with the Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer. The ease of use, excellent print quality, and smart design touches have...

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HP Designjet Z3100 review

 

For the past decade, Epson printers have sat at the pinnacle of the professional photo market, their hallmark being top-notch print quality, solid performance, and archival print life. In the past year, however, Epson's two primary rivals - Canon and...

It's rare that a product - even a very good one - balances function, innovation, and performance, but that's what Hewlett-Packard has done with the Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer. The ease of use, excellent print quality, and smart design touches have...

TIPA Award!

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Best Large Format Printer: HP Designjet Z3100

 

The HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer is a professional printer available in 24 or 44in models. The 12-ink printing system with HP Vivera pigment inks improves gamut, durability and printing quality in colour as well as in black & white. Color control...

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HP Designjet Z3100 review

 

The HP Designjet Z3100 is a wide-format, fine-art printer that offers great prints, updated technology features. But as a professional calibre photo printer, only those with deep pockets need apply.

It's rare that a product - even a very good one - balances function, innovation, and performance, but that's what Hewlett-Packard has done with the Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer. The ease of use, excellent print quality, and smart design touches have...

Editor's Choice!

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HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer

 

It's rare that a product - even a very good one - balances function, innovation, and performance, but that's what Hewlett-Packard has done with the Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer.

Excellent print quality ; quad-tone black-and-white print capabilities ; innovative hardware design includes built-in spectrophotometer ; easy to create and add ICC profiles ; great software utilities ; handles roll and cut-sheet media to 24 inches...

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It's rare that a product - even a very good one - balances function, innovation, and performance, but that's what Hewlett-Packard has done with the Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer. The ease of use, excellent print quality, and smart design touches have...

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Product Specifications

Print exquisite results with breakthrough color accuracy and consistency with HP's 12-ink Designjet. Revolutionizing the large format market with breakthrough innovations and leading-edge quality, the HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer 12-ink printing system with HP Vivera pigment inks delivers exquisite, lasting color and black-and-white prints and a broad color gamut. The first printer ever to include an embedded spectrophotometer, you're ensured breakthrough accuracy and consistency across a variety of papers, without additional costs. All this, and you can count on HP for easy, reliable printing.
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