HP Designjet Z9+ 44 inch PostScript printer

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Key Specifications

Model size

44 in


128 GB (virtual)1

Hard Drive

500 GB self-encrypting

Print speed maximum

Fast: 769 ft/hr on plain media; Normal: 185 ft/hr on coated media; Best: 48 ft/hr on glossy media2


Up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi

Product overview

Deliver photo-quality prints 2.5 times faster3 without losing quality. Simplify your workflow with new tools in the HP Applications Center.4

AMAZING—Deliver high quality with confidence

Produce professional photo-quality prints with smooth transitions using HP Pixel Control—no need for light inks with new high-definition HP printheads. Achieve expanded gamut with RGB HP Vivid Photo Inks. Upgrade to get superior gloss uniformity.6

SIMPLE—New tools for you and your customers

Simplify your workflow. Easily design applications from posters to banners and canvas with the HP Applications Center.5 Use your current RIPs.7 Get remote visibility and control to better manage your print production environment with HP PrintOS.

FAST—Work without delays

Print 2.5 times faster3 without losing quality with 2400 nozzle-per-inch high-definition printheads. Cut post-processing labor time up to 20% with the first printer to include an integrated vertical trimmer.4 Save time with dual roll support.4

In the box

  • HP DesignJet Z9+ PostScript Printer, printheads, introductory ink cartridges, printer stand and media bin, spindle, quick reference guide, setup poster, power cord
Model size 44 in
Print speed Fast: 769 ft²/hr on plain media
Normal: 185 ft²/hr on coated media
Best: 48 ft²/hr on glossy media2
Memory 128 GB (virtual)1
Internal Storage 500 GB self-encrypting
Print quality color (best) 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
Ink types Pigment-based
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))9
Line accuracy ±0.1%10
Color Stability < 1 dE2000 in less than 5 minutes11
Print repeatability Average < 0.5 dE2000, 95% of colors < 1.4 dE200011
Maximum optical density (black) 4 L* min/2.5 D11
Finished output handling Roll feed, rear sheet feed, media output bin, automatic horizontal cutter
Media types Photographic, fine art printing material, self-adhesive, banner and sign, bond and coated, backlit
Media sizes standard (sheets, rolls) 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
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
Print languages Adobe PostScript 3, Adobe PDF 1.7, TIFF, JPEG, CALS G4, HP-GL/2, HP-RTL
Power consumption <100 W (printing)
<32 W (ready)
<6.5 W (sleep)
0.1 W (off)
Operating temperature range 41 to 104ºF
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H) 71 x 27.4 x 39.3 in
Weight 207 lb
Manufacturer 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)
1 Based on 4 GB RAM.
footnote2 Maximum rate of output for color image 100% color coverage. Printed on maximum roll size, with Original HP Vivid Photo Inks.
footnote3 Based on internal HP testing. Up to 2.5 times faster printing compared to the HP DesignJet Z3200 Photo Printer series. May vary depending on print mode and media type.
footnote4 Vertical trimmer and dual rolls included with the HP DesignJet Z9+dr 44-in PostScript® Printer with V-Trimmer only. Up to 20% reduction in post-processing labor time based on internal HP testing compared to HP DesignJet Z9+dr series printers without built-in vertical trimmer.
footnote5 Requires an HP Applications Center account, Internet connection, and connected Internet-capable device. For more information, see http://www.hpapplicationscenter.com
footnote6 Based on internal HP testing, comparing to HP DesignJet Z9+ series printers without gloss enhancer. HP Gloss Enhancer can be used on photo paper, with the exception of matte-finish papers. Optional upgrade available second half 2018.
footnote7 For a list of HP certified RIPs, visit: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/large-format-printers/designjet-printers/zseries-rips.html
footnote8 Measured on HP Matte Film.
footnote9 ±0.1% of the specified vector length or ±0.2 mm (whichever greater) at 23ºC (73ºF), 50-60% relative humidity, on A0/E HP Matte Film in Best or Normal mode with HP Vivid Photo Inks.
footnote10 With HP Premium Instant-dry Satin Photo Paper with HP Vivid Photo Inks.

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: