ColorWave 9000

Key Features

Raw speed of 1,098m per hour, up to 700m2 per hour

Six 42-inch rolls (1,067mm)

1,200m input capacity and versatile media handling

1,600 x 1,600 dpi and instant-dry prints

Four colour dye ink (five ink tanks, two litres each, CMYKK)

Productive CAD workflow and Adobe PDF Print Engine 4 (APPE4)

3 x 500 GB hard drive, Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise controller

Fully integrated end-to end solution

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Specifications in detail


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High-speed printing perfected for technical documents and maps

Long description

The high-speed ColorWave 9000 wide-format printing system is the color-capable solution of choice for printing technical documents and maps in high-volume environments. Combining the largest media capacity in the market with the Single Pass inkjet technology, the ColorWave 9000 provides highly predictable productivity at the highest print quality and lowest ink consumption. Our proven knowledge of customer workflow obtained through our award-winning service organization helped us create software that now fully supports the demands of printing technical documents. With all of this and the new, top-of-the-range finishing devices that are perfectly tuned to the printer, the ColorWave 9000 is a true end-to-end solution.


Technical drawings, Maps, short term POP/POS posters

Print Technology

Single Pass Technology
Single Pass thermal inkjet technology with one print array of 5 fixed print heads that fire millions of tiny ink droplets per second from more than 350,000 nozzles (70,400 nozzles per print head). Highly efficient 1.2 picoliter drop size.

Print heads

5 fixed ColorWave 9000 printheads in one print array.


ColorWave 9000 ink
Large gamut CMYKK acqueous dye ink. 5 ink tanks containing 2 liters per ink cartridge.

Print speed

Normal print mode
18,3 m/min; 12 in/s
12 A0 per minute; 16 A1 per minute

Warm-up Time

No warm up required

Print Modes

Normal - fine details, Normal - uniform areas, Enhanced - fine details, Enhanced uniform areas.


Normal print mode: 1600 x 800 dpi
Enhanced print mode: 1600 x 1600 dpi

Minimum line width

0.0635 mm; 0.0025 in

Guaranteed minimum line width (ISO/IEC 12660:2001)

0.0635 mm; 0.0025 in

Printing System

Dimensions printer (WxDxH)

2010 x 1000 x 1290 mm; 82.7 x 39,4 x 50.8 in

Shipping dimensions printer (WxDxH)

2270 x 1195 x 1555 mm; 89.4 x 47,0 x 61.2 in

Weight printer

480 kg; 1058 lbs

Shipping weight printer

567 kg; 1250 lbs


Printer only, 6 rolls

Optional finishing devices

Folder Professional 6011; integrated full fold

Folder Professional 6013; integrated full fold + reinforcement module

Estefold 5011 integrated full fold

Estefold 5013 integrated full fold + reinforcement module

Delivery Tray

Stacker Select (Stacker Select will be available in Q4 2018)

Media Handling


AutoSwitching Technology:
• the correct roll for a print job is selected automatically based on the media type and roll width
• Automatic roll switching when end of roll is reached

Media rolls

6 rolls standard

Media capacity

Up to 1200 m, 200 m on a roll

Media weight

75 - 190 g/m2; 20 - 46 lbs

Roll length

Up to 200 m

Roll width

297 - 1067 mm; 11 - 42 in

Roll diameter

Up to 180 mm; 7.1 in

Roll core diameter

76 mm; 3 in

Max printable width

1061 mm; 41.8 in

Media types (

Uncoated paper, Surface-treated paper, Colored paper, Coated paper, Photo paper, Polypropylene, Self-adhesive Vinyl, Self-adhesive Paper, Blue Print paper



POWERsync® controller

Operating System

Microsoft Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise (64-bit)


Intel® Core™ i7-4770S



Hard Drive

3 x 500 GB

Print languages (standard)

HP-GL, HP-GL/2, CalComp, JPG, TIFF, CALS, NIRS, C4, and Automatic Language Sensing

Print languages (optional)

ColorWave 9000 PDF/APPE license provides access to Adobe® PostScript® 3 and PDF1.7. It enables the Adobe® CPSI (Configurable PostScript Interpreter) and the APPE (Adobe PDF Print Engine) 4 components

User Interface


ClearConnect multi-touch User Interface
180º rotatable touchscreen for accessing local job management, the Smart Inbox, the printer status, and maintenance control. Consistent look and feel from every angle.

Size User Interface (WxDxH)

400 x 300 x 40 mm; 15.7 x 11.8 x 1.6 in. Touch screen: 370 mm; 14.6 in



Workflow: Concurrent printing and file processing

Printer drivers

PostScript ®3 driver, Wide format Printer Driver for Microsoft ® Windows® 2

Job submission

Publisher Express, Publisher Select 3, ONYX® Thrive , Repro Desk

Job management

Print and history queue, Smart Inbox, Manage queue, Express WebTools, Secure controller access

Remote management

Remote Service

Accounting (standard)

Express WebTools

Accounting (option)

Account Center

Network information

Client Operating system support

Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bits / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 64 bits / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bits / Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bits / Windows Server 2012 64 bits / Windows Server 2012 R2 64 bits

Mac® OS 10.10 / Mac® OS 10.11 / Mac® OS 10.12 (PostScript® 3 driver support only for Mac® OS


10/100/1000 Base-T with RJ45


Network protocols: TCP/IP
Printing protocols: LPR, FTP
Backchannel protocols: SNMP v2, Wave interface , OCI


HTTPS, extended security protection for administrator, audit logging
Configurable HTTPS Certificates, Ipsec, EWT LDAP Authentication, E-shredding, access control. Allow disabling TLS 1.0 and 1.1 protocols (no response to network scan) and enable TLS 1.2 + include stronger cipher (enable/disable). Unused interfaces can be disabled, software updates are secure, and SNMP is read-only.

Environmental and Safety

Ozone emissions


Operating Temperature

15 – 30 ºC (recommended: 20 – 27 ºC); 59 - 86 ºF (recommended: 68 - 81 ºF)

Operating Humidity

20 – 80% RH (recommended: 30 – 60% RH)

Power requirements

100 - 240 V; 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption

Off: less than 0.5 W
Ready: less than 100 W
Active: less than 400 W

Accoustic sound pressure

Printing: 66 dB(A), Ready: 34 dB(A)




** cleaning cycle of approximately 30 sec, every 100 prints (default set at 40, can be adjusted)