Some o fthe comments posted here strongly discourage the purchase of a Z3100 for single sheets.
If I'm careful in loading the paper evenly, how difficult is it?
Specifically, how many misfeeds do you get where you have to load the paper twice?
(2) The 4000 uses a straight load procedure from the front to the back for fine art sheets where the media is not bent at all.
By contrast, The Z3100 loads from back and top in a "bent" loading procedure. I assume it loads from the tray on the top, feeds it out the front to check length and alignment, and then feeds it back to the rear/top tray before printing?
Have you noticed any problems loading heavier media, like Photo Rag 316 or 460 gsm?
(The Z3100 manual says it can load paper up to 500g/m2 -- I assume that means 500 gsm?)
There is a knack to it and that is to put it slightly away from the alignmet line which alows it room to auto straighten. Once the knack is sorted I get no misfeeds BUT each sheet takes a longer to sort itself than aon my Epson 7500 and you have to press buttons on panel as each sheet loads which means i would never attempt a 100 sheet run.
The economics of roll printing compared with sheet are so good however ass to more than offset any wastage or inconvenience with extra cutting that results.
I have had no prob with HPR 308 A3 cutsheet.