I’ve printed with both Canon and Epson for years. Back in the 90’s I got really turned off to HP. And yet when I finally selected a wide format printer for our business here in Prescott I went with an HP. Why?
After reading review after review of the latest in wide format printers I kept coming up with the Z3100. So, based on great reviews I decided to give HP another shot.
I’m glad I did!
From the moment we unpacked the printer (the new non-damaged one) everything has seemed a little too easy. The packing of the printer couldn’t make setup easier. Somebody sat down and actually engineered the packing layout if you ask me.
Within an hour Ian and I had the printer assembled. It definitely takes two people to set it up due to size. Ian was impressed, and I was pondering what the 60″ printer would have looked like. A small car most likely.
Setting up the print heads and ink cartridges was easy too. The printer guides you through it, the quick install guide walks you through it, and I think anyone who can read could set the printer up and prep it for printing. Just way too easy.
After putting the printer together I had to align the print heads, calibrate the printer, etc. Not hard at all.
Since assembling the printer we’ve done 19 wide format print jobs. How do I know that? The printer tells me it. Pretty darned amazing!
In the period of a week I believe I’ve really figured out the new 3100. It’s the easiest wide format I’ve ever dealt with. Since the 90’s I’ve dealt with wide formats for both Sprint & AT&T. I was the guy who was called first when things stopped working. And I can tell you, none of those printers offered what this one does.
Wow, I must really like the product.
And no, this isn’t my whole HP write up. I’ll get into detail at a later time. Not enough time this morning.
The bottom line though is that we’re truly up and running now and I’m blown away. Yesterday I had 3 clients waiting for print jobs first thing. A fourth came through to ask a few questions about scanning, printing, and minimum sizes. Fun and busy day.
By the way, all 3 new clients are extremely satisfied with their prints (3 24×36″ prints), and all 3 are planning on coming back with more work for me!
Wonder when the gallery will be my full time job????? 😉