Well, my z3100 that I purchased as a replacement for an epson 7600 is finally up and running (long story there) but I am wondering if anyone with a z3100 can relate their experience with operating noises made by the machine.
Specifically, I am wondering if the fan constantly runs on your machine, even when it is powered down in sleep mode, because mine certainly does. That doesnt seem like a very power optimal behavior to me.
Also, when printing, my z3100 makes kind of a clunk sound with each pass of the print head. I am wondering if this is just the ink line ribbon slapping against some internal component, or something else that i should be concerned with.
Aside from this, I am very happy with the quality that I have seen so far with the output. I thought long and hard about this purchase, but I am glad that I made the upgrade. I can't tell you how much ink and time I wasted with the epson 7600 on keeping it unclogged (I live in a very dry climate.) For me, one of the biggest factors for making the switch was the good black and white performance, and the ability to easily switch out the printheads at a reasonable cost, if they do happen to clog up at some point.