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HP DesignJet Z9+ Large Format PostScript® Photo Printer - 44", with Spectrophotometer (W3Z72A)

  • Color images:print speed: 185 ft²/hr
  • HP Thermal Inkjet; 9 ink system
  • Automatic roll feed, cut sheet feeder, 500 GB HDD, touchscreen display
  • FCC Class A emissions - for use in commercial environment
  • Dynamic security enabled printerSee all Specs

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Product # W3Z72A#B1K
Deliver photo-quality prints 2.5 times faster[1] without losing quality. Simplify your workflow with new tools in the HP Applications Center.[3]
Professional photographers, graphic designers and print service providers who want to create high-impact indoor prints consistently and accurately
This printer is intended to work only with cartridges that have a new or reused HP chip, and it uses dynamic security measures to block cartridges using a non-HP chip. Periodic firmware updates will maintain the effectiveness of these measures and block cartridges that previously worked. A reused HP chip enables the use of reused, remanufactured, and refilled cartridges. More at:
http://www.hp.com/learn/ds
30% post-consumer recycled plastic; Free, convenient HP ink cartridge and printhead recycling with HP Planet Partners; Highest WIR Print Permanence Ratings in the Industry; Compatible with FSC®-certified HP large format printing materials and HP Recycled Satin Canvas, and a range of recyclable HP media with a take-back program; ENERGY STAR® certified; EPEAT® registered

AMAZING—Deliver high quality with confidence

Impress the most demanding customers with smooth transitions and sharp details thanks to HP Pixel Control. No need for light inks using new high-definition HP printheads with dual drop technology. Achieve expanded gamut with RGB HP Vivid Photo Inks and the embedded spectrophotometer.[1] Get superior gloss uniformity by upgrading your printer to include HP Gloss Enhancer.[2]

FAST—Work without delays

Spend less time on media changes and adjustments with dual roll support and automatic roll switching.[3]

SIMPLE—New tools for you and your customers

Easily design applications from posters to banners and canvas with the HP Applications Center.[5] No disruption to your workflow, keep using your current RIPs, validated with HP RIP certification program.[6] Get remote visibility and control to better manage your print production environment with HP PrintOS. Enjoy one-click printing that also helps reduce media waste using HP Click printing software.[7]

Technical details

Functions

Print

Print speed, maximum

Fast: 769 ft²/hr on plain media; Normal: 185 ft²/hr on coated media; Best: 48 ft²/hr on glossy media[1]

Resolution (color)

Up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi

Print Technology

HP Thermal Inkjet

Number of print cartridges

9 (cyan, magenta, yellow, matte black, photo black, chromatic red, chromatic green, chromatic blue, gray), optional gloss enhancer

Product disclaimer

This printer is intended to work only with cartridges that have a new or reused HP chip, and it uses dynamic security measures to block cartridges using a non-HP chip. Periodic firmware updates will maintain the effectiveness of these measures and block cartridges that previously worked. A reused HP chip enables the use of reused, remanufactured, and refilled cartridges. More at:http://www.hp.com/learn/ds

Compatible ink types

Pigment-based

Print languages

Adobe PostScript 3, Adobe PDF 1.7, TIFF, JPEG, CALS G4, HP-GL/2, HP-RTL

Mobile Printing Capability

Direct print from mobile apps on iOS, Android and Chrome OS; email printing with HP ePrint and HP Smart app for iOS and Android.

Connectivity, standard

Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T) (802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab); Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified interface for direct printing from USB flash drive

Network ready

Standard

Memory, standard

128 GB (virtual)[9]

Hard disk

500 GB self-encrypting

Non-printable area (cut-sheet)

0.2 x 0.67 x 0.2 x 0.2 in

Guaranteed minimum line width

0.0031 in (ISO/IEC 13660:2001(E))[6]

Line accuracy

±0.1%[5]

Color stability

< 1 dE2000 in less than 5 minutes[8]

Print repeatability

Average < 0.5 dE2000, 95% of colors < 1.4 dE2000[8]

Maximum optical density (black)

4 L* min/2.5 D[8]

Finished output handling

Roll feed, rear sheet feed, media output bin, automatic horizontal cutter

Media sizes supported

A4, A3, A2, A1, A0

Media sizes, custom

8.3 x 11 to 44 x 66 in

Media types

Photographic, fine art printing material, self-adhesive, banner and sign, bond and coated, backlit

Media sizes, standard

8.3 to 44-in wide sheets; 11 to 44-in rolls

Roll external diameter

5.3 in

Media thickness

Up to 31.5 mil

Power

Input voltage (auto ranging): 100-240 V (±10%), 50/60 Hz (±3 Hz), 2 A max

Power consumption

<100 W (printing); <32 W (ready); <6.5 W (sleep); 0.1 W (off)

Operating temperature range

41 to 104ºF

Mechanical print time, US D color image, best mode, glossy

7.2 min/page[2]

Mechanical print time, US D color image, normal mode, glossy

4.2 min/page[2]

Warranty

1 year limited hardware warranty

Software included

HP Click printing software, HP PrintOS, HP Web Jetadmin, HP DesignJet Utility including HP Color Center, HP Partner Link, HP JetAdvantage Security Manager (optional), HP SmartStream (optional), HP SmartTracker (optional)

Dimensions (W X D X H)

71 x 27.4 x 39.3 in

Weight

207 lb

Package weight

286 lb

What's in the box

HP DesignJet Z9+ PostScript Printer, printheads, introductory ink cartridges, printer stand and media bin, spindle, 3-in core adapter, quick reference guide, setup poster, power cord

Sustainability Impact

30% post-consumer recycled plastic; Free, convenient HP ink cartridge and printhead recycling with HP Planet Partners; Highest WIR Print Permanence Ratings in the Industry; Compatible with FSC®-certified HP large format printing materials and HP Recycled Satin Canvas, and a range of recyclable HP media with a take-back program; ENERGY STAR® certified; EPEAT® registered

Recommended Media

HP Universal Instant-dry Satin Photo Paper (FSC® certified)[11] (Recyclable)[12]; HP Artist Matte Canvas; HP Heavyweight Coated Paper (FSC® certified)[11] (Recyclable)[12]; HP Everyday Matte Polypropylene (Recyclable)[12]; HP Premium Matte Photo Paper (FSC® certified)[11] (Recyclable)[12]

Dynamic security

Dynamic security enabled printerCertain HP printers are intended to work only with cartridges that have a new or reused HP chip or electronic circuitry. These printers use dynamic security measures to block cartridges using a non-HP chip or electronic circuitry. Periodic firmware updates will maintain the effectiveness of these measures and block cartridges that previously worked. Reused HP chips and electronic circuitry enable the use of reused, remanufactured, and refilled cartridges.

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HP DesignJet Z9+ Large Format PostScript® Photo Printer - 44", with Spectrophotometer (W3Z72A) is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 8.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by Printing company from Ink issue The set of starter inks had a few that were empty and the machine wouldn't go through set up without adding new set
Date published: 2023-08-24
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Does this printer print to the edge of the page, borderless?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this HP DesignJet Z9+ Large Format PostScript&reg; Photo Printer is compatible with borderless printing.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-07-14

The media type states it prints on Photographic, fine art printing material, self-adhesive, banner and sign, bond and coated, backlit. Wondering where to purchase these items like paper, self adhesive paper, banner, etc. Can you give me more information.

Asked by: Robbbby
Thank you for your question! These paper products can be found on most major office store retailers' websites, along with most HP retail partners.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27

Designjet Z9 can print CAD drawings?

Asked by: E and J
Thank you for your question! Yes, the HP DesignJet Z9+ Large Format PostScript&reg; Photo Printer can indeed print CAD drawings.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27

What is the printing capacity until the cartridges are empty?

Asked by: Tecnorizando
As there is no standard size or type print for the HP DesignJet prints, there are no estimates on how many prints can be obtained with a single cartridge. Page sizes and print designs greatly impact the amount of ink used per print.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-11-01

What is the longevity specifications of the prints? Both in an exposed environment and under glass environment please.

Asked by: Woodmeister1963
Thank you for your question! While HP does not have published statistics on the longevity specifications at this time, please visit http://www.wilhelm-research.com/ for assistance with an answer to this question.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27

Hello. If I were to purchase the HP DesignJet Z9+ Large Format PostScript&reg; Photo Printer - 44&quot;, with Spectrophotometer (W3Z72A), could someone from HP come and set everything up? If so, what would the cost be?

Asked by: Discount Printing
At this time, HP does not offer on-site setup services. Support is available for help with setup however and can be found at this link: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/setup-user-guides/hp-designjet-z9-postscript-printer-series/21158678
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-08-18

Why is it that the printer takes 9 different colors and yet when you click on the link on the product page for ink you only show 6 for purchase?

Asked by: Carl DODEA
When checking the recommended supplies and support section on this product page, ten different ink cartridges are shown(including the Gloss Enhancer P2V87A) and the printhead is shown. Please scroll down to this section and click the right arrow twice to view the full selection of ink cartridges.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-10-18

Does this have bluetooth and wifi capabilities? If so, can you turn both off and print from a connected laptop using a usb connection? I need a plotter where both can be disabled.

Asked by: jbh17
Thank you for your interest in this HP DesignJet Z9+! According to the specifications, this DesignJet comes with USB and Ethernet connections only. This should fit your specified needs perfectly!
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27
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