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PlotWave 450 / 550
Wide Format Printer Buyer's Guide
For product information and pricing call: 800-714-4427
Large Format Technical Document Management with Advanced Security Options
- PlotWave 450 / 550 is a highly configurable 2 or 4 roll printer and copier with optional integrated 600 dpi color/mono scanner.
- Large format printing system available in a space saving single-footprint design.
- The top delivery tray incorporates air separation technology and neatly collates and stacks up to 100 E-size plots.
- Includes a portfolio of security options on the printer / scanner / copier including disk encryption, access management, and a removable hard drive.
1. Fast and easy with ClearConnect panel
- Touchscreen with multi-touch gestures for tablet/smartphone-like interaction.
- Easily control printer and scanner/copier with your fingertips using simple touchscreen menus.
- Zoom in to view drawing title and revision blocks.
- Live Preview confirms documents are correctly scanned to avoid errors.
2. Neat document delivery
- Integrated Top Delivery Tray neatly stacks and collates up to 100 E-size/A0 documents.
- Air separation technology prevents large documents from cascading onto floor, like some conventional top stackers.
- Optional Rear Delivery Tray provides additional 150 documents (E-size/A0) capacity.
- Optional PlotWave Folder.
3. Get better copy and color scanning results
- Image Logic® Technology automatically compensates for wrinkled and light colored originals to produce superior results.
- Originals are inserted face-up and width of original is detected automatically.
- Create 1 touch Scan Templates to capture commonly used settings, or to require standardized scan settings.
4. Instant productivity with Radiant Fusing Technology
- Get instant start-up and use half the energy of comparable systems.
- Fast first print out. From cold sleep to print in hand in less than 30 seconds.
- Increase productivity even more with the 2nd media drawer option for multiple roll widths or longer unattended printing.
5. Effortless roll changing
- Up to 650 ft roll length for maximum efficiency.
- Built-in roll loading station in each media drawer.
- Media is auto-fed into the printer and roll width is auto-detected and displayed on the ClearConnect touchscreen display.
6. Reliable quality and performance
- Take advantage of superb print quality with high resolution Pico Printing at 600 x 1200 dpi.
- Award winning industrial design, with robust and durable materials.
- Extensively used areas of the printer are fabricated of metal for commercial duty.
7. Eco friendly system
- This system has the lowest sound levels and heat compared to conventional fusing systems which operate on heat and pressure rollers and fans.
- Can be located and operated within workgroup environments.
- Closed toner system is easy to refill with no clumsy toner cartridges to unscrew or spill. Toner can be added while printing.
8. Productive and secure POWERsync controller
- Get the power to handle large and complex technical documents thanks to the productive POWERsync controller.
- Concurrency. Scan and copy while printing.
- Protect confidential information with the latest security and protection features supported by a Microsoft Windows 8 embedded platform.
- The open interface of the POWERsync controller also enables the printer to embed software, like UniFLOW.
9. Flexible workflow
- This system is designed to make it easier to prepare, produce and manage complex technical documents and sets of drawings.
- Advanced tools make it easy to get documents where you need them, when you need them.
|Highlights PlotWave 450 / 550 Large Format Printer|
|Fast and easy with ClearConnect panel||The user panel works like a tablet, as you can easily control the printer with your fingertips. Swipe, spread and zoom in on details of drawings or images. Check if documents are correctly positioned and avoid errors by using the live preview.|
|Neat document delivery||Get up to 100 E-size/A0 neatly collated and stacked documents on the top delivery tray thanks to the air separation technology.|
|Get better copy and color scanning results||Color Image Logic automatically compensates for folds, wrinkles, and light colors to produce superior results. Originals are inserted face-up and paper width is detected automatically. Presets available for Grayscale, color, photo and blueprint originals.|
|Instant productivity with Radiant Fusing||Get instant start-up and use half the energy of comparable systems. With a remarkable print speed up to 8/10 (D-size/A1) and a first print out of 30 seconds you get instant productivity. Increase your productivity even more with the 4 roll option for unattended printing, and scan while printing.|
|Effortless roll changing||Save time and effort with the built-in roll loading station. Once loaded, paper is fed into the printer, cut and sized – completely automatically. Roll changing is simple and easy, with motor fed media loading, media cutter in the drawer , and automatic media width detection. Manual feed of cut sheet media is supported.|
|Reliable quality and performance||Take advantage of a superb print quality with high resolution Pico Printing at 600x1200 dpi. Image Logic automatically detects width of images to ensure first time right results.|
|Eco friendly system||The system has very low ozone emissions, low levels of heat and is "whisper quiet" at only 24 dB(A) in standby and sleep. No noisy fans like conventional systems, so it can be easily placed into virtually any environment.|
|Flexible workflow||The system is designed to make it easier to prepare, produce and manage complex technical documents and sets of drawings. Advanced software tools make it a breeze to get documents where you need them, when you need them.|
|Safeguard your security||Protect confidential information with the latest FIPS 140-2 certified security features supported by a Windows 8 embedded platform and our POWERsync controller. The open interface of the POWERsync controller also enables the printer to fit smoothly into existing software, like uniFLOW, and hardware without worrying about operational or security issues.|
|2 or 4 Rolls printing system||Productive Wide Format B&W printer with ClearConnect multi-touch user panel.|
|Stacking systems (standard)||Integrated Top Delivery Tray, Up to 100 sheets E-size/A0 capacity.|
|ClearConnect multi-touch user interface (standard)||Consistent look and feel from every angle of your workflow, standard including Smart Inbox, SmartAccess and Live Preview.|
|Media switch (standard)||Full automated media switch, to guide the media to the top delivery tray or back output depending on the user application.|
|ClearConnect Workflow software (standard)||Wide format Printer Driver 2 for Microsoft® Windows®, PostScript® 3 driver, Mobile WebTools for iOS®, Android® and BlackBerry®, Publisher Mobile for IOS® and Android®, Publisher Express, Publisher Select 2.|
|Productive scanning system (optional)||Scanner Express with Image Logic technology.|
|Folding systems (optional)||PlotWave Folder and PlotWave Folder Connection Kit. Optional Belt Delivery Unit. PlotWave Folder "fully integrated" (Level 3) with printer.|
|Stacking Systems (optional)||Canon Delivery Tray provides an additional 150 sheets (E-size/A0) capacity. Increase your total stacking capacity from 100 (Top Delivery Tray) to 250 sheets.|
|Media capacity upgrade (optional)||4 Roll Printer (addtion of 2nd media drawer) increases media capacity from 3,900 to 7,800 square feet (365 to 730 m2).|
|Workflow software (optional)||Direct Print Pro/Direct Print, Publisher Select 2, Adobe® PostScript ®3/PDF file interpreter, Reprodesk, Account Center, View Station.|
|Hardware (optional)||4 Roll Printer. Scanner Express. Removable Hard Disk. Climate Control. PlotWave Folder and PlotWave Folder Connection Kit. Delivery Tray. TPM module (required with Disk Encryption option).|
|Starter kit included||1 bottle toner (450 g), 1 bottle developer (1,750 g), 1 roll 36 inch 20 lb bond paper (75 g/m2).|
|Incredibly fast print out||Print speed up to 8/10 ppm D-size/A1.
1- click printing from USB
1- click printing from Smart Inbox or last send job (SmartAccess)
Instant start-up due to Radiant Fusing technology
|Virtually Silent* in Standby and Sleep (*under 25 dB)||Radiant Fusing technology eliminates noise.|
|Accelerated first print out time from standby mode (D-size/A1)||16 seconds|
|Accelerated first copy out time from standby mode (D-size/A1_||19 seconds|
|Average first print out time from sleep mode (D-size/A1)||30 seconds (including 1 click USB printing, file processing, top delivery)|
|Imaging technology||Electrophotography (LED) with Organic photoconductor (OPC)
Radiant Fusing Technology with Instant warm up
Clean toner refill system
Virtually no ozone emission
|Fusing technology||Radiant Fusing. Instant warm up.|
|Toner/ type||Océ black toner: 450 grams per bottle|
|Speed (print and copy)||PlotWave 450 / 550:
8/10 D-size/A1 per minute
4/5 E-size/A0 per minute
|Resolution||600 x 1200 dpi|
|Minimum line width (ISO/IEC 13660:2001E)||0.06 mm, 0.00236 inch|
|1:1 Line accuracy||< 0.3 % (E-size)|
|Size main engine (W x D x H)||Compact design: 60.1" x 31.6" x 58.9" (1527 x 803 x 1495 mm) including Top Delivery Tray|
|Weight main engine (2R Printer Only)||516 lbs. (234 kg.)|
|Media capacity||2 or 4 rolls , and manual feed of cut sheet media|
|Paper cutting||Cutters included in the drawer for fast media switching|
|Maximum paper capacity||2 Rolls (650 ft L x 36" W): 3,900 sq ft. 4 Rolls (650 ft L x 36" W): 7,800 sq ft|
|Media sizes||ARCH: B, C, D, E, E1, 30", 21", 15". ANSI: B, C, D, E. ISO: A3, A2, A1, A0, B2, B1, B2_700, B1_700|
|Media weight||Bond: 16 - 28 lb (60 - 110 g/m2). Film: Polyester 3.5 mil.|
|Roll width (min./max.)||11" - 36" (279 - 841 mm)|
|Roll widths supported||11", 12", 15", 17", 18", 21", 22", 24", 30", 34", 36", 297mm, 420mm, 500mm, 594mm, 700mm, 707mm, 841mm|
|Printed length (min./max.)||11" - 577 ft ( 279 mm - 176 m)|
|Media type||Paper: Engineering Bond, Vellum, Recycled Bond, Tinted Bond, Xtreme #27 Bond. Film: Polyester 3.5 mil|
|Automatic media handling||- automatic media selection (based on drawing size and finishing)
- automatic optimization of media selection for productivity, media saving
- automatic rotation and alignment for folding
- automatic legend detection
|Description||ClearConnect multi-touch panel|
|Size (W x D x H)||11.8" x 8.7" x 1.6" (300 x 220 x 40 mm). Touch screen: 10.4" (264 mm) color LCD (diag.)|
|Resolution||800 x 600 pixels|
|Number of colors||16.2 Million|
|Technology||Projective capacitive touch|
|Operation||3 hard buttons: [Wake-up], [Stop / Interrupt / Abort], [Home]
Multi-touch functions: tap, double tap, pinch, 2 finger pinch, swipe, flick and spread
|Interface design||Distinctive user interface with intuitive navigation and clearly defined levels of operation|
|Features||View optimization: Tilt (-4 to +45 degrees) and swivel (-45 to +180 degrees)
Status light (red, orange, green)
USB 2.0 interface with indication light
|Description||POWERsync controller with Windows 8 Embedded, 64 bits|
|PrOcéssor||Dual-Core G1620 @ 2.70GHz|
|Memory||4 GB DDR3 (standard)|
|Video||Intel HD Graphics, 1GHz|
|Hard disk||500 GB, 7200rpm (standard)|
|Interface||Ethernet 100 Mbits/s, 1 Gbit/s
TCP/IP: DHCP,IPv4, IPv6, HTTPS
Discovery: APIPA, WS-Discovery, SNMP
|Page description language||TIFF, JPEG, HPGL, HPGL2, DWF, C4, Calcomp 906/907/951, CALS, NIRS, NIFF, PS/PDF (optional)|
|Printing protocol:||LPR, FTP, WebDav, WSD print|
|Back channel protocol:||SNMP , Océ Wave interface, WS-Discovery.|
|Security||E-shredding, IPSec, IP filtering/Access Control Lists, HTTPS, audit logging, network protocol enable/disable, LDAP integration, Active Directory Integration (optional), User authentication on local ClearConnect user panel (LDAP/Active Directory credentials, smart card) for scan/copy/print. Configure HTTPS Certificates. Removable hard disk option, Optional FIPS 140-2 Certified Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and BitLocker based hard disk encryption, hard disk wipe (Only with Disk Encryption), Configurable CA certificate, Disable Network Ports and Protocols, Security Event Logging, Optional Single Sign-on (on device).|
|Cloud support||Unlimited user and or Administrator authenticated cloud support via WebDav and/or third party provider: e.g. Microsoft® SharePoint®, Dropbox®, Box.com, box.net, Google® Drive®, Microsoft® OneDrive®, Amazon Cloud Drive®, Cloudsafe®, MyDisk®. The cloud user authentication can either be preconfigured by the administrator or done by the user at the time of accessing the specific cloud|
|Transformations||Scaling; Scaling (scale-to-fit page, reduce when image too large to avoid clipping or to custom factor, scale page size to standard size) , Rotation , Shift (automatic or user defined), Adding/removing trailing/leading edge, Mirror, Black intensity in poster mode, Print optimization (standard, lines/text, poster). Color Highlight and Dark Original. Area to erase (area of interest)|
|Description||Contact Image Sensor (CIS) Color scanner with Image Logic technology|
|Scan resolution||600 x 600 dpi|
|Scan speed||Up to 47.9 ft./min (14.6 m/min) Black & white scanning
Up to 31.8 ft./min (9.7 m/min) Copying
Up to 15.7 ft./min (4.8 m/min) Color scanning
|Scan formats||TIFF, PDF, PDF/A, JPEG, CALS, multi-page PDF, multi-page PDF/A and multi-page TIFF|
|Scan templates||Virtual unlimited number of scan templates to standardize common scan settings and destinations|
|Scan destination||Local USB flash drive, FTP, SMB, Smart Inbox on Controller, Optional Local Home folder (LDAP), mobile device via Mobile WebTools, WebDav Clouds.|
|Scan naming||Preset naming with auto numbering for productive scanning or file name on the ClearConnect user panel keyboard.|
|Original width||8.2'' - 36" (208 - 914 mm)|
|Original length||8.2"- 52.5 ft (208 mm - 16 m)|
|Original thickness||Maximum 0.03" (0.8 mm) non-rigid documents|
|Zoom (copy)||1:1, Scale to media size , Scale to standard format, Custom: 10 - 1000 %|
|Original types Presets||Lines & text draft, Lines & text standard, Folded lines & text, Photo, Colored Original, Artwork, Map, Dark Original, Blueprint|
|Size scanner (W x D x H)||43" x 12" x 5.5" (1,097 x 308 x 140 mm)|
|Weight scanner||55 lbs (25 kg)|
|Sound power level||Standby and sleep modes: less than 25 dB
Print mode: less than 55 dB
|Ozone concentration||<0.001 mg/m3, < 0.000473 PPM (0.05% of permitted limit value)|
|Heat emission||Ready: 72 W, Active:1.6 kW|
|Power requirements||90 - 240 V, 50/60Hz|
|Power consumption||Sleep mode: 1 W
ready mode: 88 W
Active mode: 1.5 KW
|Safety/EMC marks & environmental labels||CE, TUV GS, CETECOM, C-UL-US, Energy Star 2.0, FEMP, Rohs, CCC, VCCC|
|Recyclables||Printer: made of steel or highly recyclable plastics: up to 95% of the engine can either be up cycled or recycled. Remaining 5% are non toxic waste.
Toner: bottles made of highly recyclable HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
|ClearConnect Workflow Software|
|Job submission||Create, retrieve and/or send jobs from drivers (Wide format Printer Driver 2 for Microsoft® Windows®, PostScript® 3 driver for Microsoft® Windows® or Apple® OS ), external locations (SMB, FTP, LPR, WebDav), Mobile devices via Express WebTools and Publisher Mobile, USB flash drive, Cloud services and optional Home folder(LDAP).
1-click printing from USB, 1-click printing from last send jobs via Print SmartAccess on ClearConnect user panel. The Smart Inbox on the ClearConnect user panel enables job preview: swipe between your jobs for print selection and preview. Pan to view the image in detail (zoom).
With the template oriented Publisher Select 2 submitter for Microsoft Windows, multiple files are supported. Print multiple times, and sort by page or set. Media saving automatically rotates print files to optimize media usage.
|Queue management||Spool memory provides a queuing system for print and copy jobs. This enables multiple users to send print and copy jobs at the same time. Customize priority settings for copy and print jobs in the queue.
The Job queue overview gives access to job names, owners and status including required media. Jobs can be paused, deleted and placed on top of the queue.
|Print management||View the counter history at preferred time periods, per job or total overview. View, create, edit and delete stamp templates.
Optional uniFLOW support, login your personal uniFLOW Queue on the ClearConnect User interface. Supports manual authentication and card readers
|Scan to file||Océ Scanner Express offers full hybrid performance with its template based scan-to-file functionality. Scan to file in 3 easy steps. Insert the original in the Color scanner, Select the template of your choice and touch the scan button. Send files, via SMB, FTP, WebDAV, SNMP(optional) to various locations such as local drives, personal Smart Inboxes, Personal home folder via active directory (optional) or the cloud application of your choice. Scan to USB or use Mobile WebTools and Publisher Mobile to scan to mobile devices.
Custom scan file naming to any location. Check plot functionality.
ClearConnect supports Live Preview during scanning on the user panel. Check and zoom in on every detail of your document thanks to the full preview functionality of the ClearConnect user panel or remote on your PC.
|Scan to Color inkjet||Scan directly to Canon imagePROGRAF IPF 800 series via Publisher Select 2|
|ClearConnect multi-touch user interface||ClearConnect enables a consistent view on your workflow from every possible angle, and job management is made easy. Default jobs can be performed by only clicking the green button (SmartAccess for Print, Scan and Copy). Behavior is customizable via Océ Express WebTools. Edit the most common used job settings for copy, scan, and print jobs. Presets can be defined in Express WebTools.
The Smart Inbox supports multi-user environments and 1-click printing via the SmartAccess for all users.
Thanks to the virtually unlimited number of Scan Templates (up to 200), scanning is as easy as 1-2-3. Insert your original, select the template of your choice and touch the Scan Button for the best scan quality thanks to Image logic.
The Express WebTools controller application supports customizable workflows. Separate work spaces give you a complete overview and full control over print and scan job management. Tasks you can manage are: Settings and configuration management, Network connectivity management, Queue management, License management, System monitoring, Scan retrieval, Print job submission. You can access the integrated Express WebTools controller application from any networked workstation.
Job Queue view to check the status of your job in the print Queue, available wherever you are with a single click.
The ClearConnect includes a context sensitive online help. Switch between languages easily on the ClearConnect user panel.
Use the Smart Inbox to view all jobs with status, job name and owner. Actions to print, print all, edit, send to..., delete and save. Custom sorting of jobs in list or group view.
What you see is what you print with Wide-format Printer Driver.
Open API for third party or own-developed applications integrated with the ClearConnect user panel.
|Mobile and Cloud||Print from and scan to the cloud application of your choice. With the help of mobile applications such as Mobile WebTools and Publisher Mobile the printer can be easily accessed and used from any location.|
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