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HP DesignJet Z3200 44-in PostScript Photo Printer

 

(5 out of 5)
 
(5 out of 5)
Recommended by 100% of Reviewers
  • Fantastic printer!

     

    09/28/2009, posted by TGS

    We have been using an HP Z3200 for our safety poster business for about 4 months and have been extremely impressed with the unit! It produces absolutely stunning images on enhanced photo matte paper. It is quite easy to change paper rolls and the onboard calibration is a fantastic feature. From a print economy standpoint the Z3200 has exceeded our expectations. While the ink use varies quite a bit based on the image being produced, the overall average cost for a 17" x 22" print is over 20% less than we originally estimated it would be. We have found that we can get outstanding results using the 'normal' setting with 'max detail', and some of our posters even print beautifully on the 'fast' setting. Other than a small design glitch that impacts running 17" rolls (our local HP dealer did a great job coming up with a fix) the printer has been excellent. We have no hesitation recommending this printer to anyone who wants stunning prints at affordable cost.

The 12-ink HP DSJ Z3200, with new HP 73 Chromatic Red ink, delivers long-lasting gallery-quality prints in black-and-white & color. It enables easy calibration & profiling with its embedded spectrophotometer & also delivers greater ink efficiency.

It redefines the world of colour to produce the most brilliant reds, more stunning black-and whites, & a wider colour range than ever before with the 12-ink pigment system which include the new HP 73 Chromatic Red and Quad-black Ink set.

Create exceptional black-and-white prints—an HP Quad-black ink set delivers smooth transitions, neutral grays.

Get superior gloss uniformity and minimize bronzing on most glossy photo papers with HP Gloss Enhancer[3].

Achieve an expanded color gamut with 96% PANTONE® coverage[4] enabled by HP chromatic red ink.

Achieve consistent & precise colour results with HP Dreamcolor Technologies & embedded Spectrophotometer. Simplify profiling & calibration tasks which you can create, share, & export paper presets with great ease.

See consistent print-to-print color regardless of fluctuating environmental conditions with HP technologies.

Simplify your workflow— easily access, create, and share paper presets using the enhanced HP Color Center.

Get color reliability with HP Professional PANTONE® color emulation and Adobe Postscript®/PDF support[6].

Enables productive operation and great ink efficiency with automatic service routines and Optical Drop Detector.

Save time, money—embedded TIFF, JPEG, and Adobe PS3/PDF RIP enable direct job submission, queuing, nesting.

Streamline production with an HP Embedded Web Server and print previews, which help eliminate trial and error.

Stay up-to-date—HP Printer Utility software provides printer status, desktop alerts, and automatic updates.

[3] Bronzing is minimized as an image-quality issue when HP Gloss Enhancer is used. HP Gloss Enhancer can be used on photo paper, with the exception of matte-finish papers.

[4] 96% coverage of PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® and PANTONE® GOE systems, based on HP internal testing (PANTONE® approval pending).

[5] Embedded in this HP DesignJet Printer is an i1 spectrophotometer from X-Rite. Close collaboration between HP and X-Rite ensures a reliable solution that’s been thoroughly tested to meet customer demands for ease, quality, and dependability.

[6] Pending PANTONE-licensed.

[7] Based on internal HP testing, the HP DesignJet Z3200 Photo Printer series utilizes at least 30% less ink during routine maintenance operations versus select printers from other vendors.

Model size: 1118 mm

Functions: Print

Print time color image ISO N5 (normal, D glossy paper): 7.2 min/page

Print time color image ISO N5 (draft, D coated paper): 2 min/page

Print time color image ISO N5 (normal, D coated paper): 3.8 min/page

Memory, standard: 256 MB

Hard disk: Standard, 80 GB

Number of print cartridges: 12 (blue, green, magenta, red, yellow, gray, photo black, matte black, light cyan, light gray, light magenta, gloss enhancer)

Ink types: Pigment-based

Non-printable area (cut-sheet): 5 x 17 x 5 x 5 mm

Guaranteed minimum line width: 0.056 mm (ISO/IEC 13660:2001(E))

Line accuracy: ±0.2%

Color accuracy: Median < 1.6 dE2000, 95% of colors < 2.8 dE2000

Color stability: < 1 dE2000 in less than 5 minutes

Print repeatability: Average < 0.5 dE2000, 95% of colors < 1.4 dE2000

Maximum optical density (black): 4 L* min/2.5 D

Finished output handling: Sheet feed; roll feed; media bin; automatic cutter (cuts all media except canvas)

Media types: Photographic, proofing, canvas and fine art printing material, self-adhesive, banner and sign, bond and coated, film, backlit

Media weights, recommended: 500 g/m²

Media sizes standard (metric rolls): 210 to 1118-mm wide sheets; 279 to 1118-mm rolls

Roll maximum output: 91.4 m

Roll external diameter: 135 mm

Media thickness: Up to 31.5 mil

HP ePrint capability: No

Connectivity, standard: Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T); Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified; EIO Jetdirect accessory slot

Print languages: Adobe PostScript 3, Adobe PDF 1.6, TIFF, JPEG, HP PCL 3 GUI

Operating temperature range: 5 to 40° C

Operating humidity range: 20 to 80% RH

Minimum dimensions (W x D x H): 1770 x 690 x 1047 mm

Weight: 86 kg

What's in the box: HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer; spindle; printheads; introductory ink cartridges; Original HP media roll; rear tray; 3-in core adapter; quick reference guide; setup poster; USB cable; power cord; HP Start-up kit including printer software

Software included: Printer drivers, HP Printer Utility including HP Color Center