"An all-rounder wide format color printer, the Océ ColorWave 3700 is designed for Black & White and Color CAD, MAP/GIS, Event Banners, Graphic Prints, Fine Arts, Wallpaper and many more applications."

ColorWave 3800

ColorWave 3800

The ColorWave 3800 inspires confidence with excellent quality and outstanding reliability, when every detail counts. Accelerate your design process with a highly secure and convenient operation, time-saving innovations and an intuitive workflow with the combination of the best technologies.

  • CrystalPoint (4 colour TonerPearl) Technology
  • Up to 106.68mm(42in) Media Width and 6 rolls capacity
  • Perfect for CAD/GIS and Posters
  • TonerPearls (C*, M*, Y*, K*)-(*C-Cyan, M-Magenta, Y-Yellow, K-Black)
  • Green Button’ Approach
  • True Resolution of 600 x 600dpi
  • Up to 800 μm Media Versatility
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ColorWave 3800

Joy to Work With

Enjoy a hassle-free operation and high print quality in a sustainable and cost-effective solution. Get the true ‘green button’ printing approach with minimal operator intervention to get the right print settings for excellent print output, What You See is What You Print. Printing couldn’t be made easier with accurate live previews, automatic roll switching, roll width detection and easy paper feeding. Access and print from multiple locations at your convenience, ranging from your mobile device, USB flash drive, web browser, applications to your home folder, cloud or local network. 

Confidently Meets Your High Standards

The multipass CrystalPoint print technology provides crisp, rock-solid print quality without feathering. The printing process emits no fine dust, ozone or odour and the TonerPearls are non-toxic. Achieve highest security levels with SMARTshield technology, designed to protect your data in all phases of the print process, now and in the future. These security measures have been built for the long term with software support, security updates and remote service. Maximise your productivity with the POWERsync controller which provides sufficient processing power to efficiently handle multiple tasks at once.

Flexible Choice 

Increase your choices with high media versatility, print on a broad range of media with an extensive variety of applications, ranging from high-quality technical documents, to full-colour graphics. Further raise your productivity with a media capacity of up to 6 rolls for large jobs or mixed applications without interruption. For an end-to-end solution, tune your print-to-finish solution to your workflow preferences, with the Folder Express 3011, Folder Professional 6011/6013 and Stacker Select.


Printing Technology

CrystalPoint Technology 


Colour and B&W Technical drawings, Maps, unfolded and folded, POP/POS posters, Graphic Arts applications like posters, wallpapers, banners, wrapping paper, fine art


4 D/A1 per minute
2 E/A0 per minute

Print Modes

9 print modes and PA (Print Assistant®, automatically determines the best print mode based on the content, without intervention required)

Print Resolution

600 x 600 dpi

Resolution Droplet Aligning Accuracy

1200 dpi (corresponds to 20 microns)

Minimum Line Width

0.08 mm



Integrated Contact Image Sensor (CIS) Colour scanner with Image Logic technology


600 x 600 dpi

Scan Speed

15.2 m/min Black & white scanning
10.1 m/min Copying
5.0 m/min Colour scanning

Scan Formats

TIFF, PDF, PDF/A, JPEG, CALS, multi-page PDF, multi-page PDF/A and multi-page TIFF


Media Rolls

Media rolls: 4 or 6 rolls (2 drawers = 4 rolls, 3 drawers = 6 rolls)

Media Weight

60 – 200 g/m²

Media Thickness

Paper: 800μm; 30 mil
Film: 2.5 – 8 mil

Roll Length

Up to 200 m

Roll Width

297 – 1067 mm

Roll Diameter

Up to 180 mm

Roll Core Diameter

3 inch and 2 inch cores

Roll Weight

Up to 20 kg

Minimum Printed Length

210 mm

Maximum Printed Length

200 m

Media Type

Uncoated papers, uncoated tyvek, self-adhesive papers, self-adhesive coated vinyls, blue back papers, textile types, polypropylene films, polyester films, light block films, canvas, soft banner, instant dry photo paper, coated & uncoated non-woven wall paper (fleece), backlit film, wall paper, several natural and synthetic textiles



High performance POWERsync controller with Windows 10 iOT LTSC, 64 bits


6 Core, 6 Thread, Core® i5-8500 @4.10Ghz

Operating System

Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bits / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 64 bits / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bits / Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bits / Windows Server 2012 64 bits / Windows Server 2012 R2 64 bits Mac OS 10.10 / Mac OS 10.11 / Mac OS 10.12 (Driver Select support only for Mac OS)

Environmental and Safety

Ozone Emissions

No ozone




Printer: made of steel and highly recyclable plastics, min 86% of the engine can either be upcycled or recycled.

Toner: cartridge packaging reused as maintenance cassette and made of recyclable plastic.

Prints: CrystalPoint prints are suitable for recycling efforts thanks to high deinkability – the TonerPearl toner lies on top of the paper for easier separation.

Optional Peripherals

Folder Express 3011
Folder Professional 6011, integrated full fold
Folder Professional 6013, integrated full fold + reinforcement module



ColorWave 3000+ TonerPearls: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black

  • CrystalPoint works on the principle of Solid In – Solid Out for a clean system and no risk of air pollution. Get the best of both worlds – toner and inkjet for instant dry, water resistant, no feathering, highly accurate dot positioning print outputs for a variety of applications.

  • Paint (Piezo Acoustic Integrated Nozzle Technology) technology predicts nozzle failure before printing and ensures drop size correction during the entire liftime of the printer. Consistent high-quality prints are ensured with increased throughput. Printer lifetime is also expanded with the printer checking the status of the printing nozzles and cleans clogged nozzles in just seconds

  • MediaSense technology automatically adjusts the optimum print gap between the media and the Imaging Device once for every type of media. This allows you to print on thicker media (up to 800 µm / 30 mil).

  • POWERsync allows convenient and fast job processing with an open architecture that enables integration with a variety of print management applications. Enjoy lightning-fast job submission and enables you to use the submission software, drivers and control software that fit the way you work.

  • Image Logic technology is an intelligent, easy-to-use solution that helps you consistently turn imperfect originals into perfect copies and scans without any hassle.

  • ClearConnect software suite consists of all the applications with the same user interface to manage the entire print workflow. Print and scan to the cloud from the desktop, mobile device, user panel, USB flash drive, or network with ClearConnect software suite. This helps users to save time and avoid costly misprints with easy shortcuts and live previews.

  • SMARTshield is a fully integrated printing security technology that is embedded in the total print workflow. Protect confidential data with multiple security measures designed to ensure that all your security risks in every stage of the workflow process are addressed. This allows safe submission, safe storage, authorisation, hack prevention which secures you now and in the future.

ColorWave 3000+ Toner Black

ColorWave 3000+ Toner Cyan

ColorWave 3000+ Toner Magenta