HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series 44in/1118mm dr with V-Trimmer


Our Price: £4,784.00

Our Price: £4,784.00 + VAT

HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series, featuring innovative new HP technologies and new HP 746 Printheads. Ideal for Retail, Design, Print Services, and GIS, the HP DesignJet Z9 PostScript Printer Series achieves amazing image quality with simple easy to use tools quickly without delays, on a range of photographic, fine art, self-adhesive, banner, sign, bond and coated papers and speciality printing materials including canvas, vinyl and backlit.

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Deliver professional photo and high definition prints with fewer inks at higher speeds with the HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series, featuring innovative new HP technologies and new HP 746 Printheads. Ideal for Retail, Design, Print Services, and GIS, the HP DesignJet Z PostScript Printer Series achieves amazing image quality with simple easy to use tools quickly without delays, on a range of photographic, fine art, self-adhesive, banner, sign, bond and coated papers and speciality printing materials including canvas, vinyl and backlit.

The HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series feature three models, including the HP DesignJet Z6 44 in dr with V-Trimmer, the HP DesignJet Z6 44 in, and the HP DesignJet Z6 24 in. Industry-leading security protects your work and information, your clients’ work and information, whether for Geological Information Services, Professional Photographers, Photo Labs, Graphic Designers, Advertising Agencies and Commercial Printers.

At Design Supply, a DesignJet Specialist and HP  Authorised Partner, we work closely with HP to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximise your opportunities. With over 28 years of experience in the large format printer market, we offer expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.




HP DesignJet Z6 and Z9+demo

HP DesignJet Z6 and Z9+ features with V-Trimmer

HP DesignJet Z6& Z9+V-Trimmer demo

HP Pixel Control

HP DesignJet Z6 & Z9+ fresco application

HP DesignJet Z Series Photo Printers



The DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series delivers high quality with confidence, by including a number of new HP technologies, including HP Pixel Control and HDNA, high definition nozzle architecture. HP Pixel Control is a truly digital colour pipeline that can address individual pixels of colour, harnessing the power of digital technology to deliver smooth transitions and sharp detail to complex images. High definition nozzle architecture, found in the HP 746 Printheads, is true 2400 nozzles per inch, 2112 nozzles per colour, with dual drop technology, which eliminates the need for light inks. Dual drop technology means larger drop size are used for productivity, and smaller drop size are used to reduce grain visibility. The results using HP Pixel Control and HDNA mean more quality with fewer inks without sacrificing speed or productivity. Capture every detail and expect nothing less than precision with the new HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series.

The DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series delivers professional photo quality with fewer inks at higher speeds using original HP Vivid Photo Inks. Optimised to deliver amazing, professional quality prints on photo and specialty papers, HP Vivid Photo Inks are designed to maximise the life of high-definition HP Printheads. HP Vivid Photo Inks provide water- and fade- resistant prints. The embedded spectrophotometer is a precision tool which achieves an expanded gamut with RGB HP Vivid Photo Inks, and enables automatic advanced colour calibration and easy ICC profiling, which means consistent, accurate colour on any paper or print media.

Security and productivity are a given with the HP DesignJet Z6 Series Large Format Printers. Built to meet exacting requirements, the HP DesignJet Z6 Printer Series include solutions for 24 inch prints, 44 inch prints, 44 inch dual roll capacity and vertical trimmer capabilities. The Vertical Trimmer is the first in its category, and means printing and trimming occur simultaneously, saving up to 20% of time. The Vertical Trimmer automatically adjusts to print size and avoid manual errors and scratches. Increase productivity and capacity and achieve borderless output on most media sizes and types.


HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series produces up to 2400 x 1200 optimised dpi resolution, features 128GB virtual memory and a 500GB self-encrypting hard disk. The DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series includes 3universal printheads valid for all colours. Print speeds are as follows:

HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series
24-in (m²/hr)
44-in (m²/hr)
A1 page (min)
Plain media
Coated media (normal)
Glossy media (best)

HP Vivid Photo Ink cartridges are pigment based and available in 300ml cartridges and include Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, Chromatic Red, Photo Black, and Matte Black. Media handling includes two automatic roll feeds, smart roll-switching, top sheet feed, media output bin, automatic horizontal cutter and vertical trimmer. The vertical trimmer cuts all HP Z-Series printer-qualified media, including most canvas. The HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series accepts media from 80 to 500g/m².
The HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series includes the latest in security features for securing the printer and software with; HP Secure Boot, digitally signed firmware updates, self-encrypting hard disk, and HP JetAdvantage Security Manager. Protect printers/data from unauthorised access with HP Secure Boot, which validates the integrity of the operating system during start-up. HP signed firmware packages are digitally signed by HP Code Signing Group, meaning every new firmware installation is verified. The DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series includes a 500GB self-encrypting hard disk with 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) data encryption and decryption. Procedures secure file erase and disk erase to ensure actual data in the storage system are removed avoiding its recovery. The control panel access lock allows the printer’s control panel to be locked in order to prevent unauthorised users from accessing it and changing the printer’s settings. Protect documents and preserve confidentiality with authentication solutions like whitelisting, PIN printing or optional third party card readers. HP JetAdvantage Security Manager, the industry’s only policy-based print security compliance tool, is also an option available that automates fleet security management.
The DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series is an efficient solution with powerful processing architecture, including HP Click and HP Web JetAdmin. Process complex files with fine detail and highly accurate drawings thanks to 128 GB virtual memory and 500 GB HDD. PostScript frees up your computer immediately after sending to print, even for more complex files. HP Click printing software enables one click printing of the most common file formats from your PC or Mac, including Adobe PostScript 3, Adobe PDF 1.7, JPEG, TIFF, CALS G4, HP-GL/2, and HP-RTL files. HP Click printing software easily prints project sets and PDF documents. Produce a range of graphics and technical applications easily, optimise media usage and costs with automatic nesting and easily print posters, roll up banners, CAD documents, maps, infographics and presentations. HP Web JetAdmin is an award-winning, industry-leading print management solution that improves productivity and reduces operation costs. The simple web-based interface can be used to install, configure, troubleshoot and manage both HP and non-HP networked and PC connected print devices. HP Web JetAdmin optimises device utilisation and can be managed remotely. Increase efficiency and avoid interruptions with the dual roll capability, by facilitating the ability to switch between paper types or double the printing capacity. The HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series is capable of mobile printing, including direct print for mobile apps for iOS, Android and Chrome. Email printing is also available with HP ePrint and HP Smart App for iOS and Android.
The HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series works with the HP DesignJet Utility including HP Color Center which easily guides users through all the HP calibration tools and Pantone standards for colour accuracy in pre-press applications. HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series communicate by sending HP Alerts to avoid trial and error on everything from job accounting to colour control. HP advanced preview technologies provide real layout preview and help eliminate trial and error: simply preview layout, size and position of your print on your paper.
The HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series works with HP PrintOS and HP Partner Link Pay Per Use portal. HP PrintOS and its powerful applications are designed to get the most our of your HP printers, simplify and automate your print production processes and collaborate in new ways to grow your business. HP Print OS is a cloud based platform with web and mobile apps connected to your HP devices and include features, such as print beat, applications center, media locator and PrintOS Box. For more information about HP Partner Link, speak to us at Design Supply for further details.
The embedded i1 spectrophotometer from X-Rite in the HP DesignJet Z6 & Z9 PostScript Printers Series makes calibration and profiling simple. Close collaboration between HP and X-Rite ensures a reliable solution that has been thoroughly tested to meet customer demands for ease, quality, and dependability. Features include: HP Colour Management, HP Color Center, HP Advanced Closed-Loop Color Calibration, HP Color Expert, HP Knowledge Center, HP Print Preview and HP Alerts.
HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series support large format printing materials optimised for HP Vivid Photo Inks, including photo, fine art, self-adhesive, banner and sign, bond and coated papers, as well as canvas, vinyl, backlit material options. Our media specialists at Design Supply have the expertise to help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.
Optional accessories include additional 44-inch spindles and 3-inch core adapters to accommodate for different media usage, such as technical paper and photographic paper, conveniently ready to load. There is a USB to LAN adapter for network compatibility. A 44-inch Take-Up Reel is available. Scanning options are also available, including the HP HD-Pro 42-in Scanner and the HP SD Pro 44-in Scanner. HP JetAdvantage Security Manager is another option available to support print security policy creation and deployment to fleet of printers and offers risk-based reporting to help IT quickly view fleet status and prove compliance. HP JetAdvantage Security Manager includes an automated application and updating of unique CA-signed device certificates.
Count on dependable support to create the best image possible from HP and Design Supply. For added peace of mind, HP DesignJet printers feature a 12-month warranty. HP Care Pack Services, an extensive portfolio of installation and post warranty on-site support services are available to help you enhance your printing and imaging environment, protect your IT investment and grow your business. Ask us at Design Supply, and we can tailor the best solution possible for your needs.
If environmental factors are a consideration in your purchase of a large format printer, rest assured that HP incorporate a number of environmental initiatives into the design and manufacturing of HP DesignJet printers, cartridge, printheads, and media, as well as the recyclability of these components. HP Eco Solutions and HP Planet Partners programmes address energy usage, recycling, and renewing issues for printers, cartridges, printheads and media. HP even provide the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator for Printing to help you evaluate the energy consumption, paper use, carbon output and associated monetary costs of your printing.


HP DesignJet Z6 dr 44-in PostScript Printer with V-Trimmer: T8W18A

Printheads (3)

Introductory ink cartridges


Printer stand and media bin

3″/7.62cm core adapter

Quick reference guide

Setup poster

Power cord

One year limited hardware warranty

Software available (free):

HP Applications Center

HP Click

Printer drivers (Raster and PostScript for Windows and macOS; PDF for Windows)

HP DesignJet Utility including HP Color Center

HP Partner Link Pay-per-use

HP PrintOS

HP Web JetAdmin

Software available (pay):

HP JetAdvantage Security Manager


HP USB 3.0 to Gigabit LAN Adapter: N7P47AA

HP DesignJet 3-in Core Adapter: CN538A

HP DesignJet 44-in Spindle: Q6709A

HP DesignJet 44-in Take-Up Reel: 1QF38A

HP HD Pro 42-in Scanner: G6H51B

HP SD Pro 44-in Scanner: G6H50B


HP 746 DesignJet Printhead: P2V25A

HP 746 300-ml Magenta DesignJet Ink Cartridge: P2V78A

HP 746 300-ml Yellow DesignJet Ink Cartridge: P2V79A

HP 746 300-ml Cyan DesignJet Ink Cartridge: P2V80A

HP 746 300-ml Chromatic Red DesignJet Ink Cartridge: P2V81A

HP 746 300-ml Photo Black DesignJet Ink Cartridge: P2V82A

HP 746 300-ml Matte Black DesignJet Ink Cartridge: P2V83A

Service and Support:

HP 5 Year Next Business Day plus Defective Media Retention Support: U9YX8E

HP 3 Year Next Business Day plus Defective Media Retention Support: U9WQ0E

HP 1 Year Post Warranty Next Business Day plus Defective Media Retention Support: U9YX9PE

HP Network Installation Service with Network Setup: H4518E


HP DesignJet z6 Postscript datasheet

HP DesignJet z9+Postscript datasheet

HP DesignJet Z6  and Z9+ brochure

HP DesignJet HD Pro 42-in Scanner 2017 datasheet

HP DesignJet SD Pro 44-in Scanner datasheet

HP help me choose scanners brochure

HP Click software datasheet

HP network installation datasheet

HP printOS datasheet

HP partner link pay per use portal white paper

HP care pack services for HP DesignJet Large Format Printers

HP how to recycle cartridges

Partner with HP for the environment 1

Partner with HP for the environment 2


For over thirty years, HP has been transforming the way design professionals in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Geospatial and Graphics markets operate. In the late 1970’s, HP developed the first pen plotter and HP-GL graphics language, now the industry standard. In the early 1990’s, HP invented inkjet technology and applied it to DesignJet printers, making large format printing in black-and-white easy, fast and affordable. HP continued to innovate, and introduced colour, faster printing speeds, and the ability to print high resolution images and complex files in large format in the same decade. In the new millennium, faster printing speeds and sunlight-resistant UV inks were introduced, allowing Print Service Providers and Graphics Designers to create applications for both indoor and outdoor use. Photographers began to adopt HP large format printing to replace silver halide, demonstrating HP’s ability to deliver superior image quality with prints lasting up to 200 years. In 2010, with the rise of mobility and globalisation, HP launched its first generation of ePrinters; with web-connectivity features and the first multifunction large format ePrinters that offer copying, scanning and printing in a single device. HP have shipped over 3 million DesignJet printers around the world and are the leader in the market with the widest range of large format printers for design professionals, whether single or multi-user environments.

HP DesignJet Z6 & Z9+ PostScript Printer Series feature HP thermal inkjet technology and use a number of advanced HP proprietary technologies to achieve incredible accuracy, sharpness and superior colour fidelity, water-resistant prints that resist fading for more than 200 years on a range of HP media (interior display, away from direct sunlight). The HP DesignJet Z6 & Z9+ PostScript Printers feature HP Pixel Control, High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA), HP Scalable Printing (SPT) and HP Vivid Photo Inks.

HP Pixel Control reinvented how colour is defined. Originally, images were separated and processed in ink layers, a process in place for over 125 years. Inherent in the layering, is a lack of control over ink combinations, resulting in unreliable image quality with duller colours, less detail, less contrast and sometimes artefacts and contours. HP Pixel Control is truly a digital colour pipeline, which means colour is defined and composed at the pixel level. Every pixel is controlled, creating superior image quality with more detail, more contrast, deeper colours and smoother transitions. HP Pixel Control, in combination with the HP Vivid Photo Inks, delivers higher quality images with few inks, so original 12-colour printer quality can now be achieved and exceeded with the 9-colour HP DesignJet Z9+ PostScript Printer Series, and 8-colour printer quality can now be achieved and exceeded with 6-colour HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer Series.

HDNA, High Definition Nozzle Architecture, found on the HP DesignJet 746 Printhead features true 2400 nozzles per inch with dual drop weight. The larger drop size is for productivity and the smaller drop size reduces grain visibility. Magenta, Cyan, and Photo Black have a dual-drop weight of 7 or 3 picoliters. Yellow, Chromatic Red, and Matte Black have a single drop weight of 6 picoliters. The result is more quality with fewer inks.

HP Scalable Printing Technology (SPT) allows HP DesignJet Z Series and T Series printers to deliver higher quality at higher speeds with more ink colours. HP SPT is the result of HP’s investment of $1.4B and four years of research and development. SPT printheads were first introduced in 2005, and incorporate fluidic design and electronic control features required to meet the demands of commercial and industrial inkjet printing. HP thermal inkjet printheads are produced on a silicon wafer using SPT integrated circuit manufacturing processes customized for HP inkjet applications. SPT offers higher density circuitry that can place more electronic functionality on the printhead than was possible in previous generations of HP Thermal Inkjet printheads. Each SPT-based printhead incorporates electronic circuits that process input and output signals, manage power, control the drop generators and measure the printhead temperature. Ink channels, drop generator chambers and nozzles for the printheads are built tighter across the surface of the silicon wafer and the manufacturing techniques for SPT produce complete, integrated printhead structures with features that are defined and aligned together with sub-micron precision. HP thermal inkjet printheads feature a modular snap-out/snap-in design for simple and quick user replacement. HP Z Series Printers print a test plot whenever a printhead is replaced, and the plot is automatically scanned by an optical sensor on the print carriage to perform an automatic colour-to-colour alignment without requiring manual mechanical adjustments.

HP DesignJet Z6 & Z9+ PostScript Printer Series use long-lasting HP 746 printheads which feature automatic self-maintenance and nozzle substitution routines to provide flawless image quality, lower running costs and more efficient ink usage during installation and cleaning routines. The five user-replaceable printheads contain two colours per printhead with 2112 nozzles each, or 1056 nozzles per colour. The ink drop size ranges from 4 picoliter (light cyan, light magenta, light grey, grey, photo black and gloss enhancer) to 6 picoliter (magenta, yellow, matte black, red, green, and blue). To ensure dependable and consistent image quality every time, the drop-ejection performance of every nozzle is periodically and automatically tested with an Optical Drop Detector.

HP DesignJet Z6 & Z9 PostScript Printer Series feature HP Vivid Photo Inks with the HP 6-ink and HP 9-ink writing system, designed and engineered together to provide optimised efficiency, increased colour gamut, improved colour accuracy and colour consistency . Chromatic Red, Blue and Green inks have been added, along with Photo Black, Matte Black, and grey, Additionally, HP Gloss Enhancer is also featured with the both the 6-ink and 9-ink writing systems, and is an optional accessory for the 24 inch version. HP Gloss Enhancer is for glossy and semi-gloss photo media and virtually eliminates bronzing and provides uniform gloss across the full range of print densities and colours, from highlights to shadows. HP Vivid Photo Inks produce water- and fade- resistant prints that resist fading for more than 200 years on a range of HP media (interior display away from direct sunlight).

HP DesignJet printers are part of the HP Eco Solutions programme, aimed at energy usage, carbon footprint, recycling and environmental considerations. HP DesignJet printers meet strict energy efficiency guidelines without sacrificing performance or your productivity. HP DesignJet printers are ENERGY STAR compliant help you keep your energy costs down. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. HP also aims to make it easy for you to reduce the carbon footprint of your printing.

HP DesignJet printers are designed for recyclability. HP Planet Partners programme is for recycling your HP DesignJet ink cartridges. All HP print cartridges returned go through a multiphase recycling process where they are reduced to raw materials. These materials can then be used to make new metal and plastic parts and products. No HP print cartridges returned and recycled through HP Planet Partners are sent to landfill. Most HP DesignJet printheads can also be returned through the HP Planet Partners programme. When it’s time to upgrade or dispose of your HP DesignJet printer, HP offers several environmentally sound options for renewing or disposing of your unwanted hardware. HP Trade-in, HP Buy-back, and HP Planet Partners recycling programmes are all viable options. Design Supply will be able to help you decide which option is best for you.


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