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HP DesignJet Z3200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of HP DesignJet Z3200. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the durability. The print quality also gets good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the size, while some have doubts about the usability and performance.

price, print quality, durability

performance, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP DesignJet Z3200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of HP DesignJet Z3200 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on People really like the print quality. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the usability and performance.

price, print quality

performance, usability

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP DESIGNJET Z3200 44IN 2400X1 PLOT 200DPI 256MB USBCUST PAYS FRTHP DESIGNJET Z3200 24IN 2400X PLOT 1200DPI 256MB USBCUST PAYS FRTHP DESIGNJET Z3200PS 44IN 2400X PLOT 1200DPI 256MB USB CUST PAYS FRT

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: rswartzfager (

Purchased the z3200ps to replace the hp designjet 500.


unless you really need a high detail photo plotter you may want to look else where, i am sure there are less expensive plotters that use fewer cartridges.

Does a great job for printing a highly detailed photos, thats if you start with a photo with a 8 meg + or larger file size. Does a good job with rolled or sheet fead paper

Its very expensive to maintain the ink. To replace all the ink costs over $1100.( it uses 12 large ink cartridges.)the plotter shuts down if the ink cartridge passes the exp. date or the cartridge gets close to empty, (not empty). Which seems to waste in

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: louisjaffe (

So far so good


Our cartography studio has had this machine only a few days. It replaces an HP 1055cm that reliably ran countless prints over seven years or more. That four-ink printer actually produced better results on plain paper than the new Z3200ps does. However...

On-board colorimeter, easy paper loading, fast hardware RIP. Printer functions as stand-alone print server for multi-workstation office. Both matte and glossy blacks are online; no waste ink when switching media

Poor results on uncoated paper, even smooth, white, heavy-weight stock. Must use coated media. Still plenty of gotcha's in color-managed print procedures. Very large chassis: 70 inches wide x 27 inches deep (44-inch print width)

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Photomagica (

HP Designjet Z3200 44-in Photo Printer


I'm a fine artist who prints my own work and the work of other artists for display in galleries and museums. I also teach digital printing.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Neobrit (

HP Designjet Z3200 24-in Photo Printer


I was part of a team to decide how to replace our aging/finicky Epson 7600. Of course, without thinking, the first choice was an Epson 7900. Although, at some point early in the decision making process we were reminded of Epson's competitors -- HP and...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Safariguy (

HP Designjet Z3200 24-in Photo Printer


I've owned several HP and competitor pigment ink printers over the years and travel worldwide on photo shoots. The HP Z3200 produces stunning prints on archival paper that I classify as "my best prints ever". My family, friends and clients praise the...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: renopic (

HP Designjet Z3200 44-in Photo Printer


I would rate my tech and photography skills as amateur - plus. This was a significant purchase for me and I spent some time researching and comparing. The printer, all the features and software that comes with it is incredible. It truly lives up to any...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

With HP 73 Chromatic Red ink, this 12-ink HP Designjet Z3200 delivers long-lasting gallery-quality prints in black and white and color. It enables easy calibration and profiling with its embedded spectrophotometer and also delivers great ink efficiency.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP DesignJet


Type: None


Type:Print server


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 3
Large Format Printer Size:24"/44"
Large Format Printer Size (metric):1118 mm/610 mm
Max H-Resolution B/W:2400dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Roll (44 in)/Roll A1 (24 in)
Max Printing Speed Color:2min/page
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Backlit paper / Banner paper / Coated paper / Fabric / Film / Fine art paper / Photo paper / Proofing paper
Output Type:Color
Type:Large-format printer


Installed Size:256MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Apple MacOS X 10.5 / Citrix MetaFrame / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition