HP Designjet Z3100 Large Format Photo Printer

Hewlett-Packard Q5669A#BCC

HP Photosmart 8450

Hewlett-Packard Q3388A#ABA

Stylus Pro 7600

Hewlett-Packard C7790A#ABA

HP Officejet Pro 8100 N811A Printer

Price Best Price: $559.00
Best Price: $100.00
  • 2.5-inch color LCD
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Excellent text prints
  • Camera memory card slots
  • Excellent image quality and print speed
  • Great monochrome images
  • Borderless printing
  • Archival-quality prints
  • Many media
  • Fast performance
  • Cheap toner
  • Smooth-looking photos
  • Back of photo paper has an unpleasant texture
  • Mac OS X print driver still in development
  • Swapping between matte and photo black inks is costly
  • Color palette can be orangey
  • Standard warranty is just one year
At A Glance

Xerox's Phaser 6700/DN produces nice output and does so quickly, but the single-year warranty is disappointing.



Part Number Q5669A#BCC Q3388A#ABA C472001UCM CM752A#B1H


USB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parallel Port     Yes  


Storage Size 40 GB      

General Information

Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard
UPC Code 882780654204 829160452081 88698310779 886111547371
Manufacturer Part Number Q5669A#BCC Q3388A#ABA C7790A#ABA CM752A#B1H
Brand Name HP HP HP HP
Product Name Designjet Z3100 Large Format Photo Printer Photosmart 8450 Printer Designjet 10ps Printer Officejet Pro 8100 N811A 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.

Studio-quality 8-ink color and black-and-white photos, rich photo editing features, and networking

HP Designjet 10ps printers deliver fast, photo-quality, color-accurate comps and proofs with the look and feel of offset prints. HP offers graphics customers the choice of a user-based HP RIP or a server-based HP RIP for workgroups. For pre-press professionals, HP includes a pre-press RIP based on Heidelberg® technology.

Get professional color for up to 50% lower cost per page than lasers. Easily print on the go, and increase productivity with wireless and wired networking, plus automatic two-sided printing. Rely on HP to help conserve resources.

Product Model Z3100 8450 10ps N811A
Product Type Inkjet Large Format Printer Inkjet Printer Inkjet 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 Designjet Officejet Pro
Product Series   8400   8100


Standard Memory 128 MB 64 MB 16 MB 128 MB
Maximum Memory   64 MB 16 MB  
Memory Technology       DDR3


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
  • HP Photosmart 8450 Photo Printer
  • HP 97 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge
  • HP 99 Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge
  • HP 100 Gray Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge
  • Power supply
  • Power cord
  • Quick Start Booklet
  • User's Guide
  • CD-ROM with HP Image Zone Software for Windows and Mac, including HP Instant Share
  • DeskJet 10ps
  • 13" x 19" tray
  • USB 5 m cable
  • Power cord
  • Software RIP CD
  • HP ink supplies
  • HP printing material
  • User documentation CD
    • Officejet Pro 8100 N811A Printer
    • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
    • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
    • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
    • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
    • Shopping Card
    • Power Cord
    • Duplexer
    • CD-ROM
    • USB Cable
    • Setup Poster
    • Getting Started Guide
    Additional Information  
  • Resolution Technology: HP PhotoREt Pro
  • Display Type: 2.5-inch diagonal adjustable color image LCD
  • Memory Card compatibility:

  • CompactFlash Type I and II
  • SmartMedia
  • Secure Digital
  • MultiMedia Cards
  • Memory Stick
  • XD
  • USB flash drive
  • Color accuracy:
  • Internal color sensor and automatic closed-loop color calibration for color accuracy and consistency, print to print, printer to printer
  • Automatic PANTONE® calibration, offset emulation, ICC profiles for Macintosh® and Windows® and Apple® ColorSync compatibility provide color matching at every step of your workflow
  • 100% SWOP coverage on HP proofing gloss, semi-gloss and matte B+ media
  • Six-color writing system with HP color layering technology delivers a wide color gamut with smooth transitions

    Fast printing:
  • Server-based RIP options supply fast return to application time for better productivity
  • Modular ink delivery system with long-life printheads and separate ink cartridges minimize user intervention

    Designed for professionals:
  • Graphic designers: Freelancers, small graphic design studios and agencies, in-house graphic design departments, publishers

    Makes you more effective:
  • Impressive client presentations with real size and color
  • Fewer iterations and higher customer satisfaction
  • Greater productivity with instant output
  • Lower costs and faster turnaround with in-house printing and proofing

    Offers the RIP capabilities you need:
  • Color profile, emulation and calibration tools deliver accurate, consistent results-plus the ability to add new emulations and media profiles
  • Layout management features let you control the appearance of your page, including scaling and preview options
  • Job handling features allow you to see the queue, and cancel or reprint jobs to make you more efficient
  • Print management options allow easy media selection and ICC profile selection

    The HP Designjet printing solution:
    HP printers, ink systems, and printing material-engineered and tested together to ensure uncompromising print quality, performance, and reliability.

  • Top: 3 mm
  • Bottom: 12 mm
  • Side: 5 mm

    Margins when duplexing:
  • Top: 12 mm
  • Bottom: 12 mm
  • Side: 5 mm

    Color management:
  • 6-color printer (C, M, Y, K, Lc, Lm)
  • Internal color sensor
  • Automatic closed-loop-color calibration
  • Automatic PANTONE® calibration
  • ICC color profile support
  • Press emulations
  • Apple ColorSync compatible

    Drivers included:
  • Adobe® PostScript® 3 with HP software RIP
  • Windows 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000
  • Macintosh 8.6 or later (MacOSX in classic mode)

    Network & Communication

    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet Ethernet   Fast Ethernet
    Ethernet Yes Yes   Yes
    Wireless LAN       Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard       IEEE 802.11n

    Physical Characteristics

    Height 41.2" 7.6" 8.8" 11.2"
    Width 49.7" 21.1" 17.4" 19.5"
    Depth 28.8" 15.8" 28.5" 25.4"
    Weight (Approximate) 2288.0  oz 281.6  oz 440.0  oz 387.2  oz
    Form Factor Floor Standing Supported Desktop Desktop Desktop


    Limited Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
    Additional Warranty Information      

    24-hour, 7 days a week Web support, business hour phone support within warranty period

    Media Handling

    Media Size 300 ft Letter, Legal, Executive, Envelope No. 10, Panoramic, Index Card - 4" x 6", Banner, 8.50" x 11", 5" x 7" 3" x 5", 13" x 19" Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", Legal - 8.50" x 14.02", Government Legal - 8.50" x 12.99", Executive - 10.51" x 7.24", Statement - 8.50" x 5.51", 3" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 5.12" x 7.09", 8" x 10", 3.94" x 5.91", L, 2L, Envelope No. 10, Monarch Envelope, C6 Envelope - 4.49" x 6.38", C5 Envelope - 6.38" x 9.02", DL Envelope - 4.33" x 8.66", A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.27", A6 - 4.13" x 5.83"
    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 Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Photo Paper, Banner Paper, Envelope, Transparency, Label, Index Card, Greeting Card, Iron-on Transfer Matte Paper, Inkjet Paper, Heavy Media, Transparency, Plain Paper Plain Paper, Thick Paper, Bright White Paper, Presentation Paper, HP Premium Media, Matte Paper, Photo Paper, Inkjet Paper, Glossy Paper, Specialty Paper, Greeting Card, Brochure Paper, Flyer Paper, Trifold Brochure, Hagaki Card, Card Stock
    Standard Input Media Capacity   100 sheets 150 sheets 250 sheets
    Media Handling   1 x Input Tray 100 Sheet 1 x Input Tray 150 Sheet 1 x Input Tray 250 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 150 Sheet
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed   1 1 1
    Number of Input Trays Supported       2
    Borderless Printing       Yes
    Maximum Input Media Capacity       500 sheets
    Maximum Print Size       Legal - 8.50" x 14.02"


    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      
    Maximum Print Width 24"      
    Maximum Photo Print Speed   27 Second    
    Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm)   20 0.6  
    Duplex Printing   Manual   Automatic
    Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm)   20 10  
    ISO Color Print Speed (ppm)       16
    Color Cartridge Type       Individual Color Cartridge
    ISO Mono Print Speed (ppm)       20

    Fonts & Emulation

    Language Emulation HP PCL3/GUI PCL 3 GUI, PML PCL 3 GUI, PostScript 3 PCL 3 Enhanced, PCL 3 GUI

    Display & Graphics

    Display Screen Type   LCD    

    Power Description

    Off-Mode Power Consumption   9 W   270 mW
    Standby Power Consumption   11 W   270 mW
    Operating Power Consumption       3.84 W


    Duty Cycle   3000 pages per month   25000 pages per month

    Processor & Chipset

    Processor Speed       360 MHz


    Macworld Labs (Speed)

    Print speed: Text


    Print speed rating: Text

    Print speed: Color photo

    seconds for 8X10 photo

    Print speed rating: Color photo

          Very Good
    Print speed: PDF

    seconds for 4-page PDF

    Print speed rating: PDF