Océ ColorWave® 900 Large Format Printer, Plotter, Copier & Scanner - Canon Solutions America
Océ ColorWave® 900 Large Format Color Printer

Turn speed into profitability... Large format color production printing at 12 inches per second.

The Océ ColorWave 900 large format poster printer offers a digital workflow that increases productivity, lowers running costs and increases flexibility for variable data and short run print jobs. Wide format print jobs that used to take a week to turn can now be completed in less than a day. This large format production inkjet printer features a raw print speed of 12,000 square feet per hour, 6 online media rolls and a robust stacker.

The Océ ColorWave 900 large format color printer is ideal for a vast range of display graphics applications including: point-of-sale (POS) posters; exhibition and trade show materials; counter and floor displays, and technical drawings and maps. It is an attractive proposition for wide format print service providers looking to increase print production capacity and for commercial printers looking for a powerful – yet economical – way to explore new revenue channels.

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The concept behind the Océ ColorWave 900 inkjet poster printer is to leverage Canon's expertise in developing production print systems and integrate with high speed color inkjet printing technology for large format applications. To deliver on this promise of speed, the Océ ColorWave 900 printer incorporates paper handling features from Canon's high volume large format equipment. This results in a printing machine capable of printing more than 8,000 square feet per hour at a speed of 12 inches per second.


Canon focused on creating a high volume wide format printing system that minimized downtime due to loading paper or unloading finished prints. With up to six 42" x 650' rolls online - or 13,650 square feet - operators will spend minimal time changing rolls. In addition, a dual tray stacker enables operators to unload one job while another is still printing.


When you open the papers drawers of the Océ ColorWave 900 large format printer you immediately notice the durable construction. The Océ line of large format inkjet printers is well known for its reliability and long production life, and this machine builds upon that reputation. The Océ ColorWave 900 is built to last in even the most demanding high-volume production printing environments.


Designed with exacting specifications this printer utilizes the Océ PowerM® controller to deliver repeatable results. In addition, ONYX® Thrive print workflow software can be paired with the machine to meet even the most demanding color requirements.


Description Drop on demand thermal inkjet printing
Imaging Technology Single pass aqueous inkjet technology
Ink 1.2 pL droplets
Ink Cartridges Five 2-liter ink tanks
Writing Technology Five print heads (KCMYK)
350,000 nozzles (70,400 nozzles/head)
Print Speed 12"/second
Over 12,700 ft. 2 /hour print speed
Over 8,000 ft. 2 /hour of production
Over 500 24" x 42" Posters Per Hour
Print Mode 1600 x 1600 dpi at 6 inches per second
1600 x 800 dpi at 12 inches per second
Print length x width 98' x 42"
Media Rolls Multi-roll media feeding, 3 drawers with 6 total rolls, 11" to 42" widths
Maximum Media Capacity Up to 650' rolls
Up to 13650 ft. online
Media Loading Automatic
Output Delivery 42-inch Dual Tray High Capacity Stacker folder
Auto Switching Technology The correct roll is selected automatically based on the media type and roll width Mixed jobs, without user interaction
When roll empty, next roll is automatically selected
Media Type Bond, inkjet coated paper, semi gloss, photo gloss, blueback, self adhesive, film, banner materials
Intuitive Touch Screen Supplies overview; Print job queue control / Smart inbox; Maintenance
Power Supply 230 V
Description Océ PowerM Plus controller
Client Operating System Support XP / Vista / 7 / Server 2003 / Server 2008, Terminal Server, Citrix® MetaFrame, Mac® OS 9 / OS X (Adobe® PostScript® 3/PDF driver)
Processor Intel® Core i7-860 @2.80 GHz
Memory 4 GB DDR2 DRAM
Hard Disk 3 x 250 GB
Interface 10/100/1000 Base-T with RJ45
FIle Formats Adobe Postscript 3 / PDF printing
Job submission software Adobe Postscript 3 / PDF printing; Smart inbox, print and history queue on the user interface; Océ Express WebTools, browser based remote submission tool; Océ Publisher Select, job submission tool to submit multiple files with different setting including preview & stamping
Printer drivers Adobe® PostScript® 3 driver
Ozone emissions Zero
Power requirements Voltage: 200 - 240 Vac; 50/60 Hz
Energy Auto-off: <0.5 watt
Standby: <250 watt
Run-mode: <1000 watt
Size print engine
(W x D x H)
6.7' x 3.7' x 5.2' (202 x 110 x 158 cm)
Weight print engine 882 lbs. (400 kg)
Size dual tray high capacity stacker 5.3' x 6.3' x 3.7' (160 x 190 x 110 cm) (W x D x H)
Weight stacker 309 lbs. (140 kg)



Océ ColorWave 900 System awarded the iF Design Award 2015 for outstanding product design

iF Design Award 2015 for outstanding product design

Product Demos

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Océ ColorWave 900 inkjet poster printing system

Large format color production at 12 inches per second

The Océ ColorWave® 900 system is an extremely high speed large format color printer, producing at speeds of over 12,000 square feet per hour. It is the ideal solution for those looking to boost their digital productivity for a wide variety of applications, including posters, maps and technical documents. Unlike traditional large format inkjet systems, the Océ ColorWave 900 printer can maintain maximum productivity regardless of image content, ink coverage or media type.

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Turn speed into profitability

In the competitive large format print market, staying ahead of the competition is the key to profitability. Staying ahead demands equipment that can quickly and reliably deliver consistent color at competitive prices. The fast and durable Océ ColorWave® 900 printer is designed from the ground up to deliver consistent prints quickly, reliably and at a price that can help you achieve a fast ROI.

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