Canon Turns To Ink To Revitalise The Photo Market
Canon is banking on inkjet printers to revitalise the photo printing market.
According to ProPrint, the firm is hoping the release of the DreamLabo 5000, a massive production inkjet printer, will help it secure top position in the digital photography sector and offer a concrete alternative to silver halide technology.
The DreamLabo 5000 can produce up to 20-page A4 photo albums in 72 seconds or 40 102x152mm photo prints in one minute, and is aimed at production firms and on-demand printers.
It also uses Canon's inkjet nozzle engineering technology – FINE – to aid the printing of photos and text for photo albums, photo books and calendars.
"The market for photo books is strong and continues to grow rapidly," said Gareth Thomas, development manager for digital imaging at Canon Australia.
"With consumers demanding high-quality printed images, Canon has extended its renowned inkjet technology to create a commercial printer that raises the standard of image quality for the photo book industry."
Canon recently released new wide format printers at the Wedding & Portrait Photographer International Convention in Las Vegas.
Posted by Canzil Ahmed.