Formax ColorMax8 Digital Color Printer

The ColorMax8 Digital Color Printer combines the latest in inkjet technology with the capacity to produce full-bleed, full-color mailing and packaging solutions. In addition to envelope printing and addressing, the wider, flatter paper path allows users to print on stuffed envelopes, 10” x 13” flats, chipboard, corrugated cardboard, cartons, padded envelopes and more, up to 3/8” thick. All of this is achieved with class-leading low cost per piece and total cost of ownership.
An intuitive 7” color touchscreen provides greater control over the entire print process, displaying image preview, system status and offering access to common functions and settings. Plus, the stored jobs feature holds up to 60 GB of print jobs which can be easily recalled. The enhanced top-loading media feeder has a capacity of up to 575 #10 envelopes, and can feed materials up to 10.5” x 17”.
The ColorMax8’s Memjet® print head has 70,400 ink nozzles and no moving parts, which offers higher speeds, lower ink and maintenance costs and less noise. The ColorMax8 produces full-color CMYK output, up to 16.8 million colors, on a variety of paper stocks and sizes, with full-bleed capability on media up to 8.5” wide. It can print 1600 x 1600 dpi at 6 inches per second, and 1600 x 800 dpi at 12 inches per second.
With its thermal inkjet technology, it doesn’t require heat or contact to create an image, so it can safely be used with pre-printed envelopes and windowed envelopes without damaging the window or marring the original image. High-capacity ink tanks and fully-automated print head cleaning ensure optimum print quality throughout print runs. The ColorMax8 also features front access to the ink tanks for quick and easy tank changes.
Optional cmColor RIP Software provides a range of tools to automate production, manage jobs and deliver professional quality color control.
The ColorMax8 joins the ColorMax Digital Printer line and brings a whole new level of colorful capabilities.

Operating Features
7” Color Touchscreen: Intuitive control panel interface with image preview, system status, and access to common functions and settings
Fast Processing: Prints up to 8,000 #10 envelopes per hour
Addressing and Variable Data: Letterhead, invitations, window/non-window envelopes, invoices, postage, barcodes and more
Accommodates Media Up to 3/8” Thick: Wide, flat paper path handles stuffed envelopes, 10x13 flats, chipboard, corrugated cardboard, cartons, padded envelopes, pharmaceutical pill packs, and more
Electronic Thickness Control: Set the paper path thickness via the touchscreen control panel
Top-Loading Feed System: Holds up to 575 #10 envelopes, and media up to 10.5” x 17”
Stored Jobs: Holds up to 60 GB of print jobs, ready to be recalled at any time
Accurate Feeding: Pressure roller transport system with star rollers
Printing Features
Full-Color High-Resolution Printing: CMYK output, up to 1600 x 1600 dpi
Full-Bleed: Up to 8.5” wide
High-Capacity Ink Tanks: Cyan 250ml, Magenta 250ml, Yellow 250ml, Black 500ml
Easy Ink Access: Clamsell design provides easy front access to ink tanks
Up to 16.8 Million Colors
Fixed Print Head: Single 8.77” bar spans the width of the printing surface
Technical Features
Automated Print Head Maintenance: Cleaning and capping station automatically maintains print quality
TruType or Postscript System Fonts
USB and Ethernet PC Interface
Electronic Firmware Updates via PC Connection
MemjetTM Technology: Innovative print head has no moving parts, features 70,400 color ink nozzles for higher speeds, lower ink costs and less noise than standard print heads
Output Conveyor Stacker: Keeps printed materials neat for further processing
Infrared Dryer: Helps to quickly set ink on glossy stock
cmColor RIP & Color Match Software: Provides a range of color management tools


Print Quality:

Up to 1600 x 1600 dpi @ 6 inches per second, up to 1600 x 800 dpi @ 12 ips


Up to 3,600 per hour 11” sheet

Up to 8,000 per hour # 10 envelope (landscape)

Duty Cycle:

Up to 400,000 prints per month

Material Size:

Min: 3” W x 4” L Max: 10.5” W x 17” L

Material Thickness:

Up to 3/8” (10 mm)

Print Area:

Up to 8.77” x 40” with full bleed capability under 8.6”

Ink Tank Capacity:

Cyan 250ml, Magenta 250ml, Yellow 250ml, Black 500ml

Color Matrix:

Up to 16.8 million colors

Job Storage:

Up to 60 GB of saved jobs

Hardware Required:

Windows-based PC, XP and newer

PC Interface:

USB & Ethernet

Firmware Update:

Electronic firmware update downloads via PC connection


All available TruType or Postscript system fonts


34” L x 22” W x 21” H With conveyor stacker: 81” L x 20” W x 18” H


120 lbs


110-240VAC 60Hz / 2A


UL approved, CE declared

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