Lindquist is an accomplished photographer, sculptor,
designer, author and gadgeteer. He is best known for his
pioneering contributions to the Studio Woodturning /
His artworks are in major museums, corporate and private
collections throughout the US and abroad, including the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; The Smithsonian
American At Museum, Washington, DC; The Chicago Art
Institute; Yale University Art Gallery; Boston Museum of
Fine Art; Bank of America Corporate Collection; Hewlett
Packard Corporation, Barcelona, Spain; Victoria and
Albert Museum, London, England, among many others.
He has been photographing since the the mid-1960s,
working with small, medium and large format cameras, and
currently owns and operates a 15,000 sq. ft. studio and
archives in north Florida, near Tallahassee, the
Currently, along with sculpting and designing, Lindquist
is involved in numerous areas of photographic endeavor,
including product, nature, people, abstract and
experimental photography, and remote control systems.
Lindquist Studios owns four HP Z Series printers; (1)
44" Z3100, (1) 24" Z3200, and (2) Z3200ps 44" printers.
"I got my first HP
Z3100 printer in 2005 shortly after watching a video by
Michael Reichmann, Founder of Luminous-Landscape.com. I
had been investigating the amazing features of the
printer and knew right away that it was the printer for
me. At the time, the only sure way to a good color
workflow was buying custom made profiles, or getting the
equipment to make custom profiles by yourself, in-house.
The thought of doing that just bored me to tears as I
knew it would be labor intensive for me, and I only
wanted to photograph, edit, and then print, quickly and
"When the Z3100 came on the scene, with its embedded
spectrophotometer, it literally rocked the large format
printing world. Created by a crack team of 300
scientists of all kinds in Barcelona, Spain, it quickly
became a force to be reckoned with, especially with the
amazing Vivera inks the Barcelona color scientists
created, boasting 200 year longevity and the ability to
create and install ICC Profiles automatically. Since
then, I have been working with our four Z Series
printers, printing, maintaining, and repairing from
those early beginnings. Thanks much in part to the
amazing Luminous-Landscape forum and the international
participants professional and hobbyists alike, I have
learned a great deal and try to share my knowledge by
way of this journal about fixing and taking care of HP Z
Series Printers, or “Z’s,” as I call them. You're
welcome to browse my notes, maybe there is something to
help you with a problem. They're just notes, so I can
remember what I did as I have gone along appreciating
and enjoying these marvelous printers. Special thanks to
the HP Barcelona Team!"
Z3200.com • Mark Lindquist • Z3200 • Notes
Mark Lindquist from various threads on Luminous-Landscape
" Mark Lindquist was kind enough to share a lot of info with me
about where to find parts and the process of working on these
As far as I can see he is the most knowledgeable and
helpful guy Hp ever had on their side.
Us Z users seem to be almost
a cult following at this point in history."
"Well the spectro works and everything looks great. Best
linearization I’ve had in some time....thanks so much for your
"I’m very happy. When I printed out the Atkinson target everything
looked perfect and my
grayscale patches and transition tonal was as smooth as a baby’s
butt. So it’s working somehow."
John Dean, Dean Imaging,
"Mark, A good summary you made
there. Too often we forget the right solutions
for the common Z problems and you packed them in an educating
Met vriendelijke groet, Ernst Dinkla, Holland
700+ inkjet media white spectral plots
"Mark, you are definitely the winged lion when it comes to Zs and
your offer will get you many brownie points in heaven.
There are crossroads in life and one must make decisions which may
be right or may be wrong. I have made the decision on the Z.
I would not want to put you to the trouble of endlessly helping me
on this machine and I am not going to spend another hour or dollar
"Final feedback on this thread... ...super thanks to Mark for Z
knowledge as well as emotional support!!"
"Mucho thanks to Mark. I now have two printers and all I need
Ian99, Toronto, CA
"Hi Mark, Thanks again for
all of your help. You know this Z series very well!
Downgrading the Utility version to the one you sent me, 5.29, did
the trick. I've got the full functionality now, and it's running
on my newest MacbkPro under OS10.11 (El Capitan). Also, the initial
problems I was having trying to get the printer to
go from absurdly long "processing" times to actual printing was
solved by your other suggestion as well, i.e., to fully turn off
and unplug the printer plus delete and reinstall the driver in the
Mac "Printers and scanners" preference pane.
My new Z3200PS is now running like a champ, and even playing nicely with
Apple's color sync utility.
I can now use ACU to "print as color target", and thus try profiling the Z
with other profiling apps I own.
The standard profiling on the Z does a decent and incredibly
convenient job, but bigger patch counts and perhaps
some newer profiling algorithms may help to coax every last bit of
quality out of this very cool Z3200..."
"I took the Mark Lindquist
z3200 crash course "Printing 103", and I think I Aced!"
"That was pretty special to step me though the process. I
printed a B&W and the profile I made
the way you stepped me through (making sure I got the right
"That one was just beautiful. So then I thought what had I been
missing without the quad, so I ran the HP profile,
and while it looked decent, there was much more punch to the print and
profile we custom made!"
"I'm taking Mark's word over the other tech that I'm not working
I already purchased the lps belt, the HP oil, the improved bushings
(he sent me 2), the fan."
"Thanks for everything Mark! I don't know if I could have gotten out
of this without your guidance.
Your documentation of this printer is also something to praise.
"Mark is good! (One of the) few of the top guns on the forum with
Phil Indeblanc (Luminous-Landscape Forum member)
I very much
appreciate the thank-you notes and emails. I have a super busy
schedule and unfortunately I can't answer all questions individually.
If you have an issue with your printer, bring it to the
Landscape forum if you can't fix it from the info on these pages.
It's a great resource for many issues and it has great folks on it!
That way, you can benefit from other opinions as well.
Please remember, I have made this page for my own notes - as I get older
I forget how I fixed something, so this is a kind of journal. If
you use the information, do so at your own risk. If it works, I'm
a genius. If not, I warned you. Take care of your printer
and it will take care of you.