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HP DesignJet Z3200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of HP DesignJet Z3200. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and durability. The print quality and price also get good views, whereas there are some negative views about the usability and performance.

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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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP DesignJet Z3200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of HP DesignJet Z3200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the print quality. The price is also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the usability and performance.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 44IN 2400X1 PLOT 200DPI 256MB USBCUST PAYS FRT

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (hp.com)

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 (hp.com)

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 (hp.com)

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 (hp.com)

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.

Certificates

Certification: / SWOP, ISO, GRACOL, 3DAP
Electromagnetic compatibility: / Compliance for Class B products: EU (EMC Directive), USA (FCC rules), Canada (DoC), Australia (ACA), New Zealand (MoC), China (CCC), Japan (VCCI), Korea (MIC) and Taiwan (BSMI)
Energy Star certified: / Yes
Safety: / IEC 60950-1 compliant, EU LVD and EN 60950-1 compliant, certified by CSA for Canada and US, Argentina IRAM, Singapore PSB, Russia GOST, China CCIB, Taiwan BSMI

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:27.2in
Height:41.2in
Weight:143.3lbs/189.6lbs
Width:49.7in/69.7in

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):
Power consumption (standby):
Power consumption (typical): / 200
Power Requirements: / 100 - 240v AC, 50/60Hz / Input voltage (autoranging) 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz), 2 A maximum / Input voltage (autoranging) 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz), 2 amps max

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Z3200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP DesignJet

Media Formats

ANSI paper sizes:A, B, C, D
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A0, A1, A2, A3, A4 / A1, A2, A3, A4
Maximum media length (imperial): / 66
Maximum media width (imperial): / 24 / 44
Maximum print length (imperial): / 300 ft; Operating system and application dependent
Maximum roll length: / 3598.4
Media sizes standard (imperial rolls): / Letter to D-size sheets, 11 to 24-in rolls / Letter to E-size sheets, 11 to 44-in rolls
Roll dimensions:24" / 44"

Media formats

Maximum roll width:24 / 44

Media Types

Art paper: Yes
Coated paper: Yes
Glossy paper: Yes
Opaque film: Yes
Opaque paper: Yes
Photo paper: Yes
Proofing paper: Yes
Roll-up film: Yes
Scrim banner: Yes
Standard tray media types:Banner, Bond paper, Matte paper / Roll
Vinyl media: Yes

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T / 10/100Base-T / Fast Ethernet
Embedded web server: / Yes
Network ready: / Yes
Networking features: / 10/100Base-T / Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / HP Jetdirect Fast Ethernet Embedded Print Server / HP Jetdirect Gigabit Ethernet Embedded Print Server
Type:Print server

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:
Operating altitude (imperial): / 9, 842 ft / 9,842 ft
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range: / 20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T): / 5 - 40
Recommended humidity operating range:
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T): / 15 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage relative humidity range: / 0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 55
Storage temperature range (T-T): / -25 - 55

Other Features

Case or master carton quantity:24
Color accuracy: / < 1.6 dE2000 / Median < 1.6 dE2000, 95% of colors < 2.8 dE2000
Color stability: / < 1 dE2000 / < 1 dE2000 in less than 5 minutes
Compatible ink types, supplies: / HP Vivera pigment inks
Control panel: / 240 x 160 pixel greyscale graphical display with Asian fonts support, 4 direct-access buttons, 7 navigation buttons and 2 bicolour lights (Ready, Processing, Attention, Error)
Driver updates: / Latest Windows printer drivers information available at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and more information on all printer drivers available at http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html?pageDisplay=drivers
Functions:
Installation steps:
JetDirect Compatible Products: / Y
Line accuracy: / +/- 0.010 mm / +/- 0.2%
Line width minimum: / 0.0022 in
Maximum optical density (black): / 2.5 / 2.5 maximum black optical density (4 L* min) with HP Premium Instant Dry Photo Gloss media
Non-printable area (imperial cut-sheet): / 0.2 x 0.67 x 0.2 x 0.2 in
Print repeatability: / Average < 0.5 dE2000, 95% of colors < 1.4 dE2000
Print repeatability note:< 0.5 dE2000
Printing material waterfastness: / Water-resistant on a range of HP creative and speciaty papers
Quantity per pallet: / 1
Roll maximum input: / 1
UNSPSC-code:43211501
Weight:143.3 / 189.6

Paper Handling

Custom media sizes: / 216 x 279 to 1118 x 1676 mm / 216 x 279 to 610 x 1676 mm
Cut sheets: Yes
Lateral margins:5 mm
Margins, leading/trailing edges:Roll: 5 mm or borderless; sheet: 5 mm (top), 5 mm (right), 5 mm (left), 17 mm (bottom)
Maximum length of sheet media: / 1676.4 mm
Maximum media width: / 1118 mm / 610 mm
Maximum print area:1118 x 1676 / 610 x 1067 mm / 610 x 1676 / A0 (841 x 1189 mm)
Maximum print length: / 3582.7
Maximum print size:1118 x 1676 / 610 x 1067 mm / 610 x 1676 / A0 (841 x 1189 mm)
Media handling: / Sheet feed, roll feed, automatic cutter (cuts all media except canvas)
Media sizes supported (imperial): / A, B, C, D / A, B, C, D, E
Media thickness:0.0315 / 0.8 / 1.24 / 31.5 / > 0.0315 / > 0.8
Media thickness (by paper path): / 31.5mm / Up to 31.5 mil
Media types supported: / Photographic (satin, gloss, semi-gloss, matte), proofing (semi-gloss, high-gloss contract, semi-gloss contract, matte), fine art printing material (smooth, textured, watercolour, satin, aquarella, litho-realistic, canvas), self-adhesive (indoor, vinyl, polypropylene), banner and sign (display film, indoor banner, scrim, polypropylene, Tyvek, outdoor, billboard, PVC-free), bond and coated (bond, coated, heavyweight coated, super heavyweight plus matte, coloured), technical (tracing, translucent bond, vellum), film (clear, matte, polyester), backlit, fabric/textile (flag, polyester, silk)
Media weights by paper path: / 133 lb
Non-printable area roll media (imperial): / 0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 in (full bleed available on glossy/satin roll media)
Print margin cut-sheet: / 0.197 x 0.669 x 0.197 x 0.197 / 5 x 17 x 5 x 5
Print margin roll: / 0.197
Recommended media weight: / 500
Recommended media weight (imperial): / 133 lb / 500 g/m2
Roll bottom margin:5 mm (borderless on glossy roll media)
Roll external diameter: / 5.28 / 5.31 / 5.35
Roll left margin:5 mm (borderless on glossy roll media)
Roll paper: Yes
Roll right margin:5 mm (borderless on glossy roll media)
Roll top margin:0.197
Standard media sizes: / All standard sizes larger than A4
Supported media weight (imperial):133
Supported media weight(s): / 133

Performance

Built-in processor: / Mobile Intel Centrino
Drive device, buffer size:256
Hard Drive Capacity: / 80
Internal memory: / 256
Maximum internal memory:
Processor frequency: / 600

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN data rates:10/100/1000Base-T / 10/100Base-T
I/O ports: / 1 10/100Base-T Ethernet RJ-45 port, 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port, 1 EIO Jetdirect accessory slot / 1 1000Base-T Ethernet RJ-45 port, 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified port, 1 EIO Jetdirect accessory slot
Interface: / 1 10/100Base-T Ethernet RJ-45 port; 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified port; 1 EIO Jetdirect accessory slot / 1 1000Base-T Ethernet RJ-45 port; 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified port; 1 EIO Jetdirect accessory slot / Ethernet, USB 2.0 / RJ-45, USB 2.0, EIO / USB 2.0, RJ-45
Optional connectivity:

Power

Power consumption (typical):200
Power Requirements:100 - 240v AC, 50/60Hz / Input voltage (autoranging) 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz), 2 A maximum / Input voltage (autoranging) 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz), 2 amps max

Print Quality

Drivers included: / Yes
Ink drop: / 4 pl (lc, lm, lg, pK, E, G), 6 pl (M, Y, mK, R, GN, B)
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 1200
Minimum line width: / 0.0022 / 0.00220
Print quality (black, best quality): / 2400 x 1200
Print quality (black, draft quality): / 1200
Print quality (black, normal quality): / 1200
Print quality (color, best quality): / 2400
Print quality (color, draft quality):1200 x 1200
Print quality (color, draft uality): / 1200 x 1200
Print quality (color, normal quality): / 1200 x 1200
Print resolution (color, normal quality):1200 x 1200
Printer management: / HP Web Jetadmin
Printing colors: / Blue, Cyan, Green, Grey, Light cyan, Light magenta, Magenta, Red, Yellow / Blue, Cyan, Green, Light cyan, Light magenta, Magenta, Red, Yellow / Blue, Gloss enhancer, Green, Grey, Light cyan, Light grey, Light magenta, Magenta, Matte black, Photo black, Red, Yellow / Blue, Gloss enhancer, Green, Light cyan, Light grey, Light magenta, Magenta, Matte black, Photo black, Red, Yellow
Printing material lightfastness:Approximately 200 years
Standard printer languages: / PCL 3 / PCL 3, PDF 1.6, PostScript 3 / PCL 3, PDF 1.6, PostScript 3, TIFF / TIFF

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Color management: / HP Color Center, HP Vivera pigment inks, HP embedded spectrophotometer
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 1200
Number of print cartridges: / 12
Print cartridge volume (metric):130ml
Print head: / 6 (magenta and yellow, light magenta and light cyan, photo black and light gray, matte black and red, gloss enhancer and gray, blue and green)
Print head nozzles: / 12672 / 2112
Print technology: / Thermal Inkjet
Printing colors:Blue, Cyan, Green, Grey, Light cyan, Light magenta, Magenta, Red, Yellow / Blue, Cyan, Green, Light cyan, Light magenta, Magenta, Red, Yellow
Standard printer languages:PCL 3 / PCL 3,PDF 1.6,PostScript 3 / PCL 3,PDF 1.6,PostScript 3,TIFF

Printer

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
Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Large-format printer

Printing

Print speed (best quality):12.4 / 12.4 min/page / 12.4ppm
Print speed (color image, best quality, glossy paper): / 2.6 m2/hr\n27.8 ft2/hr
Print speed (color image, draft quality, coated paper): / 17 m2/hr\n182.9 ft2/hr / 182.9 ft2/hr
Print speed (color image, normal quality, coated paper): / 92.4 ft2/hr / 92.4 ft2/hr\n8.6 m2/hr
Print speed (color image, normal quality, glossy paper): / 47.6 ft2/hr\n4.4 m2/hr
Print speed (normal quality):12.4 min/p / 3.8ppm / 7.2 / 7.2 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, best quality, D coated paper): / 12.2 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, best quality, D glossy paper): / 12.4 / 12.4 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, best quality, metric A1 glossy paper): / 12.4 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, draft quality, A1 coated paper): / 2 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, draft quality, D coated paper): / 2 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, draft quality, D glossy paper):2
Print time (color image ISO N5, normal metric A1 coated paper): / 3.8 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, normal metric A1 glossy paper): / 7.2 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, normal quality, D coated paper): / 3.8 / 3.8 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, normal quality, D glossy paper): / 7.2 / 7.2 min/page

RAM

Installed Size:256MB

Scanner

Type: None

Scanning

Scan file formats:JPG, TIFF

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software: / HP Printer Utility / Printer drivers, HP Printer Utility including HP Color Center / Printer drivers, HP Printer Utility including HP Color Center, HP Advanced Profiling Solution
Downloadable software:Latest Windows printer drivers information available at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and more information on all printer drivers available at http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html?pageDisplay=drivers

Sound Emission

Acoustic power emissions: / 6.5 B(A) (active/printing), 4.4 B(A) (standby)
Acoustic power emissions (standby): / 4.4 B(A)
Acoustic pressure emissions:
Acoustic pressure emissions (standby): / 29 dB(A)
Noise Level:49
Printing noise level:49

System Requirements

Browser supported: / Internet Explorer 5.0 and higher, Netscape 6.0.1 and higher, Safari for Mac OS 10.3 and higher, Mozilla 1.5 and higher
Compatible operating systems: / - Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64-bit), XP Home, XP Professional, XP Professional x64, Server 2008 (32/64-bit), Windows Server 2003 (32/64 bit), Windows Terminal Services\n- Citrix MetaFrame\n- Mac OS X v 10.4, v 10.5 / Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64-bit), XP Home, XP Professional, XP Professional x64, Server 2008 (32/64-bit), Windows Server 2003 (32/64 bit), Windows Terminal Services, Citrix MetaFrame, Mac OS X v 10.4, Mac OS X v 10.5 / Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64, Windows Server 2008 (32 & 64-bit), Windows Server 2003 (32/64 bit), Windows, Citrix MetaFrame, Mac OS X v 10.4, Mac OS X v 10.5, Mac OS X v 10.6 / Windows Vista/XP Professional/Server 2003/Server 2008\nMac OS X v 10.4/0.5/10.6 / Windows XP/Vista/7;\nWindows Server 2008/2008 R2/2003;\nMac X 10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7;\nCitrix XenApp/XenServer
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements: / Microsoft Windows XP Home, XP Professional: Intel Pentium 4, 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB available hard disk space\nMac OS X v10.4, v10.5: PowerPC G4, G5, or Intel Core Processor, 1 GB RAM, 2 GB available hard disk space / Windows Vista/XP Professional/Server 2003/Server 2008\nMac OS X v 10.4/0.5/10.6 / Windows XP/Vista/7;\nWindows Server 2008/2008 R2/2003;\nMac X 10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7;\nCitrix XenApp/XenServer
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh: / Mac OS X v10.4, v10.5: PowerPC G3 or Intel Core Processor; 256 MB RAM; 1 GB available hard disk space
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

Weight & Dimensions

Designjet model size (metric): / 24 / 44
Dimension note (imperial): / For US, CA, LAR, EMEA (49.7 x 26 x 15.4 inches for AP) / printer with stand
Dimension note (metric): / For US, CA, LAR, EMEA (1262 x 661 x 391 mm for AP) / printer with stand
Dimensions (W x D x H):111.8 / 61
Dimensions (WxDxH): / 49.7 x 27.2 x 41.2 / 69.7 x 27.2 x 41.2
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H): / 49.7 x 27.2 x 41.2 / 69.7 x 27.2 x 41.2
Package dimensions (W x D x H): / 57.8 x 30.7 x 29.1 / 77.3 x 30.7 x 30.7
Package dimensions (WxDxH): / 57.9 x 30.7 x 29.1 / 77.4 x 30.7 x 30.7
Package weight: / 195.1 / 224.9 / 271.2 / 3121.7 / 3597.9 / 4.34 / 4338.7
Package weight (imperial):225 lb (US, CA, LAR, EMEA), 195 lb (AP) / 271 lb
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H): / 57.9 x 30.7 x 29.1 / 77.4 x 30.7 x 30.7
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):57.8 x 30.7 x 29.1 / 77.3 x 30.7 x 30.7
Pallet weight: / 271.2
Pallet weight (imperial):271
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD): / 49.7 / 69.7
Size: / 24 / 44 / 49.7 / 69.7
Weight: / 143.3 / 189.6 / 2292.8 / 3033.6
Weight (imperial):189 lb / For US, CA, LAR, EMEA (103.6 lb for AP)\n143 lb