HP Designjet Z3100 Large Format Photo Printer

Hewlett-Packard Q5669A#BCC
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HP Photosmart Pro B8850 Photo Printer

Hewlett-Packard Q7161A#B1H
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HP Designjet 4500PS Large Format Printer

Hewlett-Packard Q1272A#A2L
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HP Photosmart 7260 Photo Printer

Hewlett-Packard Q3005A#ABA
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Price Best Price: $1,299.00
Best Price: $396.00
Pros
  • Supports thick fine-art media
  • Very good print quality, especially on matte and fine-art papers
  • Long-lasting prints on HP media
  • Good software utilities
  • Produces neutral black-and-white prints
  • Sturdy design
  • Good photo print quality
  • Easy paper handling
Cons
  • Glossy prints show some bronzing
  • Slower than comparable photo printers
  • Undersaturated colors. company
  • Blacks not true
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number Q5669A#BCC Q7161A#B1H Q1272A#A2L Q3015A#ABA

Interfaces/Ports

USB Yes Yes   Yes
FireWire/i.LINK     Yes  

Storage

Storage Size 40 GB   40 GB  

General Information

Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard
UPC Code 882780654204 883585472512   808736575249
Manufacturer Part Number Q5669A#BCC Q7161A#B1H Q1272A#A2L Q3005A#ABA
Brand Name HP HP HP HP
Product Name Designjet Z3100 Large Format Photo Printer Photosmart Pro B8850 Photo Printer Designjet 4500PS Large Format Printer Photosmart 7260 Photo Printer
Marketing Information

With Designjet Z3100 Large Format Photo Printer achieve consistent & accurate color with the embedded spectrophotometer with i1 color technology. HP Vivera pigment inks deliver true gray neutrality under different lighting conditions and produce smooth continuous tones and deep rich blacks.

Photosmart Pro B8850 Printer produces archival, professional-quality photos in sizes up to 13" x 19" using the eight high-capacity Vivera inks. Prints 13" x 19" photos in as little as 90 seconds and 4" x 6" photos in as little as 10 seconds. Sizes range from 3-1/2" x 5" to 13" x 19". Prints without borders on a range of matte and glossy media, including plain paper, photo paper and digital fine-art media up to .7mm thick. Prints 28 black/white pages per minute and 26 color pages per minute with up to 4800 optimized dpi. Photo printer features 64MB memory, 200-sheet input tray and USB 2.0 connectivity. Weighs 37.7 lb. Energy Star compliant.

Accurate lines and high image quality:
With the ability to deliver up to 2400 x 1200 dpi and 0.1% line accuracy, the HP Designjet 4500PS Printer creates sharp, professional-quality images. And patented dyebased color and pigment-based black HP inks produce accurate lines and images to perfect the job.

The HP Photosmart 7260 photo printer delivers easy true-to-life photo printing in 6-ink color or up to 4800-optimized dpi*. At the touch of a button, it is so quick and easy to download, print and save your photos. Just slip your camera's memory card into a compatible slot and print - no PC required! Or, use your printer's save-to-PC button to easily save photos to your computer. Photos resist fading for generations - twice as long as most traditionally-processed photos!** And, it's a snap to print fabulous borderless photos using the convenient 4 x 6-inch photo paper tray and HP Premium Plus Photo paper. * up to 4800 x 1200-optimized dpi color when printing from a computer and 1200-input dpi
** based on Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc., using the HP 58 Photo Inkjet print cartridge on HP Premium Plus Photo paper
Product Model Z3100 B8850 4500PS 7260
Product Type Inkjet Large Format Printer Inkjet Printer Inkjet Large Format Printer Inkjet Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com http://www.hp.com http://www.hp.com http://www.hp.com
Product Line Designjet Photosmart Pro Designjet Photosmart

Memory

Standard Memory 128 MB 64 MB 256 MB 16 MB
Maximum Memory       16 MB
Memory Technology       DRAM

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • Designjet Z3100 Large Format Photo Printer
  • Spindle
  • Printheads (6 x 2 colors)
  • Ink cartridges (12 x 69 ml)
  • Media high gloss photo sample roll (24 in x 15 ft)
  • Stand
  • Rear tray
  • Adaptor Kit for spindle (2)
  • Quick reference guide
  • Set-up poster
  • USB cable
  • Power cord
  • HP Start-up kit including printer software and training
  • Photosmart Pro B8850 Photo Printer
  • 8 x Ink Cartridges
  • Quick Start Poster
  • Software on CD
  • User's Guide
  • Power Supply
  • Power Cord
  • Print Heads
    • HP Designjet 4500PS Large Format Printer
    • Roll Module
    • Power cord
    • Setup Poster
    • 8 x Printheads
    • Media sample
    • Maintenance kit
    • 4 x Ink cartridges
    • Ink cartridge insert
    • Ink printhead insert
    • 4 x 3" spindle adaptor
    • 8 x Printhead cleaners
    • Customer Service Guide
    • Stand and basket assembly
    • Documentation & Drivers CD
    • Quick Reference Guide and holder
  • HP Photosmart 7260 photo printer
  • HP 57 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge (17 ml)
  • HP 58 Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge (17 ml)
  • Power Supply
  • Basics Guide
  • Setup Poster
  • CD with hp photo & imaging software for Windows and Macintosh
  • HP Memories Disc Creator Software
  • Electronic Documentation
  • HP Media Sampler
  • Additional Information  

    Custom Media Sizes:

  • Main Tray: 3 x 5 to 13 x 19 in
  • Specialty Tray: 3 x 5 to 13 x 19 (single sheet only)
  •   Print Speed (With Optional Black Print Cartridge):
  • Black:
    • Draft Mode: Up to 16 ppm
    • Normal Mode: Up to 7 ppm
    • Best Quality Mode: Up to 0.7 ppm
  • Color:
    • Draft Mode: Up to 12 ppm
    • Normal Mode: Up to 4.7 ppm
    • Best Quality Mode: Up to 0.7 ppm
    Memory Card Compatibility:
  • CompactFlash Type I and II and Microdrive
  • SmartMedia
  • Secure Digital/MultiMedia Card
  • Memory Sticks (Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro, Magic Gate)
  • XD-Picture Card
  • External I/O Ports:
  • 2 USB Ports (1 USB on the back of the printer for PC and Macintosh connections, 1 USB port on the front for connection to HP digital cameras with direct printing capability)
  • Resolution Technology:
  • PhotoREt IV
  • Network & Communication

    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet   Fast Ethernet  
    Ethernet Yes   Yes  

    Physical Characteristics

    Height 41.2" 13" 53.2" 5.7"
    Width 49.7" 30.9" 76" 17.1"
    Depth 28.8" 23.5" 31.5" 5.1"
    Weight (Approximate) 2288.0  oz 603.2  oz 6528.0  oz 96.0  oz
    Form Factor Floor Standing Supported Desktop Floor Standing Supported Desktop

    Warranty

    Limited Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

    Media Handling

    Media Size 300 ft Letter, Legal, Tabloid, Executive, 3.50" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 11" x 14", 11" x 17", Super B - 13" x 19", Custom Size 24" x 575 ft, 36" x 575 ft, 42" x 575 ft, A1 Letter - 8.50" x 11", Legal - 8.50" x 14", Executive - 7.25" x 10.50", 3" x 24.60", Index Card - 3" x 5", 4" x 6", Custom Size
    Media Type Glossy Paper, Semi-gloss Paper, Proofing Paper, Fine Art Paper, Adhesive Vinyl, Film, Banner, Scrim Banner, Backlit, Bond Paper, Coated Paper, Heavyweight Paper Photo Paper, Fine Art Paper, Coated Paper, Inkjet Paper, Plain Paper, Label, Index Card, Greeting Card, Brochure Paper, Iron-on Transfer, Bordered Media Coated Paper, Glossy Paper, Heavyweight Paper, Inkjet Paper, Tracing Paper, Photo Paper, Plain Paper, Semi-gloss Paper, Translucent Bond, Vellum, Film Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Photo Paper, Glossy Paper, Transparency, Label, Card Stock, Iron-on Transfer, Banner Paper
    Standard Input Media Capacity       200 sheets
    Media Handling       2 x Input Tray 100 Sheet
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed       2

    Software

    Software Included

    Printer drivers (HP PCL 3 GUI)

         

    Technical Information

    Platform Supported PC, Mac PC, Mac PC, Mac PC, Mac
    Maximum Print Resolution 2400 x 1200 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi 2400 x 1200 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi
    Number of Colors 12   4  
    Print Color Color Color Color Color
    Maximum Color Print Speed 150 ft�/h   1000 ft�/h  
    Maximum Print Width 24"   42"  
    Maximum Photo Print Speed   90 Second    
    Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm)   26   9
    Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm)   28   10

    Fonts & Emulation

    Language Emulation HP PCL3/GUI PCL 3 GUI HP GL/2, HP RTL, TIFF, CALS/G4, Adobe PDF 1.5, Adobe PostScript 3 PCL 3 GUI, PML
    PostScript     Yes  

    Reliability

    Duty Cycle   1000 pages per month   1000 pages per month

    Power Description

    Off-Mode Power Consumption       2.10 W
    Operating Power Consumption       6.60 W