It’s hard to get excited about a printer these days, and while Canon’s new Océ ColorWave 900 is priced and targeted at high-end print shops, it’s still absolutely remarkable to see the thing in action. Capable of printing more than 1114.8m² per hour, the 900 can create 3.4 billion drops of ink every second. To put that in perspective, the printer is capable of creating a printout as tall as the Freedom Tower in New York in about half an hour.
The Océ ColorWave 900’s capacity maxes out at one-metre wide but it can continuously print on rolls of paper up to 198m long at resolutions of up to 1600 x 1600dpi and it automatically cuts the sheets when smaller runs are churned out. It would be awesome for home use, but you’d need a small warehouse in your backyard (and a small fortune) just to keep enough replacement ink cartridges on hand. [Canon via Fareastgizmos]