Summary: 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 been combined into one of the best professional printers we have ever seen.
Excerpt: (1 items) 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 Hewlett-Packard—have released competitive printers in an attempt to challenge Epson’s leadership.
Pros: 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 black-and-white print capabilities
Summary: 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.
Excerpt: The recent introduction of pigment printers from both HP and Canon have finally added much needed competition to the market, which has been owned by Epson for some years now. Not being content to merely catch up to Epson though, HP has taken a large step forward with the new Z3100 and Z2100 photo printers. Both printers, available in 24" and 44" sizes, use the new Vivera pigment inks first seen in the B size HP PhotoSmart Pro B9180 printer.
Conclusion: Het zal duidelijk zijn dat de HP Designjet Z3100 een printer voor professionals is. Amateurfotografen zullen de prijs van ruim 4.500 euro ook niet willen ophoesten. Maar wanneer u een complete digitale workflow nastreeft, van camera tot grootformaat afdruk, dan zijn dit soort printers onmisbaar. Het apparaat is daarnaast te gebruiker voor proofing en het maken van speciale producten, zoals banners en canvasprints.