I Need a New Printer

Oce ColorWave 900Well, I really don’t need a new printer, but if I did I think I would like Canon’s new Océ ColorWave 900. I would be the envy of all my friends. Imagine never having to wait or at least never having to wait more than a few hundred milliseconds for a printed page. This printer produces up to 12,000 pages per hour, printing 3.4 billion drops per second. What this means is that it can produce a full color printed page in 195 milliseconds or about one-fifth of a second. Now what am I going to do with that remaining four-fifth of a second?


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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4 Responses to I Need a New Printer

  1. Kathy says:

    what’s the ink budget like for that thing?

  2. hueynews says:

    that looks big – does it scan and/or print photos?

  3. Croppinmama says:

    LOL-speaking of printers, can you post your top picks for a good quality photo printer including ‘wide-format’ models? Thx.

  4. Sherrie says:

    It just makes me think of all those “time starved moms” out there.

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