Not sure if this is really the best place for this question, but I figure there may be some members here who are familiar with these machines. I have the choice to buy either of these machines - apart from the obvious difference in that the 2901 will print 12" wide and the 3001 8" wide, I am more interested in: 1. Quality of print 2. Scanner quality and speed am I right in thinking the 2901 is an older machine? and I know the 2901 uses MLVA to expose the paper, as opposed to the 3001 which uses a laser - I'm guessing the laser is probably superior? Any help gratefully received. Very little available on the web. thanks, Matt.