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Océ ColorWave 500


Océ ColorWave 500

Océ ColorWave 500

All-in-one, colour work-group printer for CAD/GIS and graphics applications

An all-in-one colour printer, the Océ ColorWave 500 is the ideal solution for work-groups, featuring powerful technologies to support CAD, GIS and graphics applications with instant-dry and water-resistant prints.


  • Instant-dry and water-resistant prints on uncoated media at speeds of 225 A1/h in black & white and 212 A1/h in colour; plus integrated output options
  • 2 to 4 rolls with width up to 1067mm (42”)
  • Swift running at peak hours with the help of Intel® Core™ i3 processor, dual hard drive and 8GB RAM; ideal for project environments
  • Fast processing and great predictability in end-to-end PDF workflows with Adobe® PDF Print Engine 3 (APPE3)
  • Enhanced security ensured with Windows® 8 embedded controller, secure cloud connectivity, on-board user authentication feature and optional removable hard disk
  • Optimal up-time and quality thanks to automatic nozzle failure correction on the fly
  • New media path design that operates without touching printed area
  • Great results in scanning highlighted areas and mixed originals with optional built-in colour scanner
  • 10.6 inch touch screen with tablet like gestures; accessible through mobile and cloud connected devices
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified system offers savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort; and with virtually no dust or ozone emission

Detailed Features

Versatile and ideal for multi-user project groups

A highly productive workgroup printer, the ENERGY STAR® qualified Océ ColorWave 500 features an optional built-in colour scanner and integrated output options. The system is ideal for applications such as CAD, GIS and graphics in the manufacturing, architecture, construction and design industries. It supports in-house or remote work-groups and central print rooms with a requirement for instant dry and water resistant prints on roll-based media.

The next generation of CrystalPoint technology

The next generation of CrystalPoint technology comes with a new media path design in order to support you with higher print quality. With the 4 coloured Océ TonerPearl system, you will get excellent adhesion properties even on uncoated media.

Ideal for Multi-user Environments

Don’t compromise on speed and quality, even at peak hours. The Océ ColorWave 500 comes with an Intel® Core™ i3 processor, dual hard drive and 8GB RAM. Thanks to the embedded Adobe® PDF Print Engine 3, you will get accurate previews and fast processing speeds with end-to-end PDF workflows.

Reduced need for servicing

Océ PAINT technology repairs nozzle failures automatically, even on the fly. You will get extended imaging device life and fewer requirements for daily maintenance.

Intuitive touch screen and easy accessibility

Enjoy great usability thanks to an intuitive touch screen with tablet-like gestures. Using the Océ ClearConnect touch screen, you can easily preview, print, retrieve, create sets, zoom-in, zoom-out, select rolls and print profiles, see toner levels and connect to 3rd party software applications.

Colour scanning

The integrated colour scanner with patented Océ Colour Image Logic® ensures high quality scans regardless of the condition of the original. It automatically optimises scans by clearing background noise and capturing detail, even from mixed originals that include text, highlighted lines and photos.

Secure and connected

Securely print from and scan to your USB, tablet, mobile phone or cloud server by using user authentication features.

Product Specification


Printer Description Colour work-group printer for CAD/GIS and graphics applications
Imaging technology Océ CrystalPoint Technology brings instant-dry, water-resistant prints even on uncoated media
Print resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Print modes 4 different quality modes and Océ Print assistant (OPA)¹
Consumables 4 colour TonerPearl system; Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black
Print speed B&W: 225 A1/h, Colour: 212 A1/h or up to 247 m²/h mechanical printing speed¹
Media capacity 2 - 4 rolls in 1 - 2 drawers
Size (WxDxH) 2100 mm x 900 mm x 1580 mm
Weight 252 kg¹
Standard output option Top Delivery Tray (Capacity up to 75 sheets)


Océ POWERsync The architecture that combines controller, Adobe® PDF Print Engine 3 (APPE3), fast processor and high capacity RAM
Océ PAINT (Piezo Acoustic Integrated Nozzle Technology) Automatically repairing nozzle failure even on the go
Océ ImageLogic Patented optimisation process for copying and scanning


Controller Windows® 8 (64-bit) embedded controller
Processor Intel® Core™ i3
Memory 8 GB RAM
Video card Intel® HD Graphics, 1GHz
Hard disk 2 x 500 GB
Interface Ethernet 100 Mbits/s, 1 Gbit/s, TCP/IP: DHCP,IPv4, IPv6, https, Discovery: WSD, LPD, NetBios
Page description language TIFF 6.0, JPEG1.02, HPGL, HPGL2, C4, Calcomp 906/907/951, CALS 1, NIRS, NIFF, PS3/PDF1.7/APPE3 (optional)
Printing protocol LPR, LPR to DRP, FTP, WebDAV, Collaborate, WSD print
Back channel protocol SNMP printer MIB, Océ Wave interface 1.3, WSD, OCI
Security E-shredding, IPsec, HTTPS, extended security protection for administrator, audit logging, User authentication on local UI for FTP, SMB and WebDAV; Configurable HTTPS Certificates, Removable Hard Drives (optional), Access Management (optional)
Cloud support Unlimited user authentication on cloud via WebDAV or a third party provider such as Microsoft SharePoint®, Dropbox®,,, Google Drive™, Microsoft SkyDrive®, Amazon®, Cloud Safe®, My Disk®


Supported types of media rolls Max. roll diameter: 180 mm; Max. roll weight: 20 kg; Media loose on core
Media thickness 0.2 mm (8 mil); Film: 0.065 - 0.2 mm (2.5 - 8 mil)
Maximum media length 200 m (656 feet)
Media width 297 mm - 1067 mm (11" - 42"); Automatic width detection
Media weight Paper: 60-160 g/m2 (16-43 lbs); Film: 2.5 - 4.5 mill
Media cutting Automatic, manual or off
Supported media types Uncoated papers, uncoated Tyvek, self-adhesive papers, self-adhesive coated vinyl, blue back papers, polypropylene films, polyester films, light blocks films, soft banner, instant dry photo paper, backlit paper
Description Built-in Océ Scanner Express II (Optional)
Technology Colour Contact Image Sensor (CIS) scanner works based on Océ Image Logic technology
Scan resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Scan speed 14.6 m/min (Black&White); 4.8 m/min (Colour)
Original width 208 - 914 mm (8.2 - 36"); Automatic width detection
Original length 208 - 16000 mm (8.2 - 630")¹
Original thickness Up to 0.8 mm (0.03")¹
Zoom 10 - 1000 %
Scan formats TIFF, PDF, PDF/A, JPEG, CALS, multi-page PDF, multi-page PDF/A and multi-page TIFF
Scanning destinations USB drive, FTP, SMB, controller, mobile device via Océ Mobile WebTools, WebDAV Cloud, Collaborate
Scan protocol FTP, SMB, Scanning to cloud
Naming Naming scanned files on Océ ClearConnect touch panel
Size scanner (WxDxH) 1097 x 308 x 140 mm (43 x 12 x 5.5")
Weight scanner 25 kg


Description Océ ClearConnect multi-touch user panel
Screen size 10.4"
Resolution 800 x 600 pixels
Number of colours 16.2 Million
Technology Projective capacitive touch screen
Operation 3 buttons for [Wake-up], [Stop, interrupt, abort] and [Home]; Multi-touch tablet like gestures
Features Custom positioning (Tilt from -4° to +45° and turn from -45° to +180°); Operation status light (red, green)


Sound pressure level Ready: 36 dB(A); Active: 57 dB(A)
Sound power level Ready: 4.7 B(A); Active: 6.9 B(A)
Ozone concentration 0 mg/m3
Heat emission Ready: 214 W, Active: 395 W
Power requirements 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Power consumption Sleep: 2.5 W; Ready; 199 W; Active: 380 W
Environmental labels CE, TüV GS, CETECOM, c-UL-US, RCM, ENERGY STAR®, FEMP
Recycling Printer is made of steel and highly recyclable plastics; minimum 86% of the engine can either be upcycled or recycled.
The packaging for toner cartridge can be reused as maintenance cassette and is made of recyclable plastic. Good deink ability of prints.


Drivers Océ Wide Format Printer Driver 2 for Microsoft Windows®, Océ PostScript® 3 driver
Job submission tools Océ Wide Format Printer Driver 2 for Windows®, Océ PostScript® 3 driver, external locations (SMB, FTP, LPR, WebDAV), Mobile devices via Océ Express WebTools¹, Océ Publisher Select 2, Océ Publisher Mobile, USB flash drive, Cloud services.
Supported by Adobe® PostScript® 3, Adobe® PDF Print Engine 3 (APPE 3) and Onyx software.
Océ ClearConnect touch screen Jobs can be queued in the Smart Inbox. They can be viewed, edited, deleted, sent, saved and resubmitted on the panel. The software settings can be changed on Océ Express WebTools. You can view printer status and access the online help document in many languages and manage 3rd party applications.
Scan-to-file You can scan to file via Océ Scanner Express and send files to USB, local drives, mobile devices, or your personal space on a cloud environment via SMB, FTP, WebDAV. You can name files and check plot on the fly.
Hardware Océ Scanner Express II, Additional roll drawer, EsTe 4311 full fold series, EsTe 2400 fanfold, Océ Delivery Tray (Capacity up to 150 sheets), Take-Up Module, Receiving rack
Software Océ Account Centre, Océ View Station, Access Management¹, Onyx, Adobe® PostScript® 3, Adobe® PDF Print Engine 3 (APPE 3), Administrative Logon, 3rd Party Enabler
Print modes ¹ Océ Print Assistant is a tool that determines the best print mode automatically based on file content
Print speed ¹ Measurements are based on printing CAD file at high-speed print profile
Weight ¹ For 1 printer and 1 drawer
Original length ¹ Depending on the file type
Original thickness ¹ For non-rigid media only
Job submission tools ¹ Océ Express WebTools enables you to manage the device remotely on the web
Software ¹ Access Management is a user authentication tool that enables users to access the printer by entering user credentials on the ClearConnect touch screen or swiping cards if there is connected card reader. Authorization is managed by using Active Directory.
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  • My Disk is a trademark of My Disk Ltd.
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