Canon Australia has announced the company’s entry into the commercial photo printing market with the launch of the DreamLabo 5000 production inkjet printer.
Combining photo and text quality together with high productivity, Canon says the DreamLabo 5000 offers the retail photo printing market a viable alternative to silver halide technology.
The DreamLabo 5000 features a newly developed high-density print head, enabling the printing of output up to 305mm wide. Incorporating Canon’s FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) technology, the print head enables the printing of high-quality photos and detailed text to support a variety of high value-added output, from photo albums, photo calendar, photo collages and other merchandise to high-quality POD items, such as bespoke brochures. The wide print head delivers high-speed One-Pass Printing, requiring only a single pass of the printing paper while the print head remains in a fixed position.
DreamLabo 5000 uses a seven-colour dye-based ink system that realises smooth gradation expression. Canon says the new printer enables the output of photo images with a level of colour representation equal to, if not better than, that of conventional silver halide photographs.
“Canon invests heavily in R&D to develop technology that enables new possibilities for imaging expression, and the DreamLabo 5000 does just that by offering consumers a completely new grade in photo albums and other print-on- demand output,” Canon Australia Managing Director Taz Nakamasu explains.
“The market for photobooks in Australia is growing rapidly and Canon can now offer print specialists and their customers a solution to satisfy consumer demand for a higher grade of print than that offered currently in the market.”
Canon’s first DreamLabo 5000 Australian customer is Melbourne’s Pictureworks.
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