Object of Desire: HP DesignJet Z9+ Wide-Format Inkjet Printer

August 16, 2018

By Greg Scoblete

HP’s newest wide-format inkjet printer is 2.5 times faster than its predecessor, allowing you to crank out prints at up to 600 square feet an hour. The 24-inch printer marks the debut of HP’s Pixel Control technology, which delivers an expanded color gamut when using a 9-color RGB HP Vivid inks (cyan, magenta, yellow, matte black, photo black, chromatic red, chromatic green, chromatic blue and gray). Pixel Control helps the printer increase its gamut by up to 10 percent, especially in dark colors, according to HP. You can spring for an optional gloss optimizer if you need to crank the gloss on your prints.

The Z9+ delivers up to 1400 x 1200 dpi resolution prints and accepts roll or sheet-fed media up to 24 inches wide and up to .8mm thick. There’s a Pantone Emulation mode to help you color match prints to brand colors. The Z9+ offers 128GB of virtual memory and 500GB of internal storage for loading up print jobs. There’s also a 44-inch version of the printer for those in need of even wider prints.

PRICE: $3,495

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