New series large format printer for technical applications

June 13th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

HP’s new DesignJet Z Printer series offers innovative large format technologies with high image quality and fast, simple output for impactful graphics and technical applications.

HP’s DesignJet Z6 and Z9+ Printer series, both available in 61 and 112 cm formats, offers a premium option with onboard vertical trimmer for fast and efficient production.

The DesignJet Z6 Printer series is designed for geographical information systems (GIS) users, print service providers, and retailers who require a simple-to-use solution for high-quality technical and graphics applications. The new printer series is designed to handle complex files with powerful processing architectures and the Adobe PDF Print Engine.

Durable, high-contrast prints

Users can achieve true-to-colour prints and an expanded colour gamut with RGB HP Vivid Photo Inks, featuring chromatic red, chromatic green, and chromatic blue, the i1 embedded spectrophotometer and HP Pixel Control. Pixel Control is a digital colour pipeline designed for consistent image quality delivered by controlling every print-ready pixel.

When combining HP Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) with Pixel Control, users get high image quality with nine inks compared to twelve from the previous generation HP DesignJet. Dual drop technology and high-definition printheads produce prints with clear detail and high-contrast colour. Stable pigment HP Vivid Photo Inks provide water-resistant, fade-resistant prints for long-term indoor display and, when printed on suitable water-resistant media, outdoor display.

Fig. 1: HP DesignJet Z6 printers are designed for GIS applications.

Fig. 1: HP DesignJet Z6 printers are designed for GIS applications.

Managed printing and useful tools

HP PrintOS is now offered on the HP DesignJet Z Printer series to remotely manage the print production environment. Users can also take advantage of highly secure printers with HP Secure Boot, whitelisting, authentication solutions, and HP JetAdvantage Security manager to safeguard printers and data for enterprise and government.

Enhanced for user experience

The company also announced the enhanced HP DesignJet Z6x10 printers for a better user experience. With a new design, the printers have new labelling indicating the printer colours to simplify ease-of-use. They also have new printheads and chromatic red ink formulation to deliver sharp detail and precise line quality. Optimised fast and normal print modes for heavyweight coated, polypropylene and canvas speeds up production and enhance image quality. Lastly, the new printers will have 500 GB HDD storage with more virtual memory to process complex and graphic intensive prints.

Variety of media

HP offers a wide variety of innovative media, including the new HP Recycled Satin Canvas (a 443-micron, 370 gsm crack-resistent canvas for HP aqueous inks) and HP Everyday Blockout Display Film.


The 61 cm HP DesignJet Z6, Z6x10, and Z9+ printers are available from 1 June 2018, and the 112 cm HP DesignJet Z6 and Z9+ with dual-roll and vertical trimmer are available from 1 July 2018. Midcomp Azero, part of the Midcomp Group of Companies, will distribute the printers in South Africa. Marketing director, Sean Greer, said the Midcomp Group of Companies is excited and proud to add this game changer to its product portfolio.

Contact Mariana Raath, Midcomp Azero, Tel 012 803-0428,

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