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HP DesignJet Z3100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of HP DesignJet Z3100. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and print quality. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the size and reliability.

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reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP DesignJet Z3100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP DesignJet Z3100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of HP DesignJet Z3100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the price. The usability also gets good opinions, but many are less positive about the reliability.

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71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Rick LePage (pcworld.com)

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...

None significant

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Rick LePage (macworld.com)

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...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Jon Canfield (shutterbug.com)

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.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Jon Canfield (digitaljournalist.org)

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...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Dennis Hissink (photokina-show.com)

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...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Rich Le Page (goodgearguide.com.au)

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...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Rick LePage (techadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Apr, 2008

TIPA Award!

Expert review by : TIPA (tipa.com)

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...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

HP Designjet Z3100 review

 

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...

Apr, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Rick LePage (macworld.co.uk)

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...

None

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...

Mar, 2008
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