Canon India has strengthened its foothold in the digital photo printing space with the sixth installation of its DreamLabo 5000. The flagship product from the Professional Printing Products portfolio was installed at Akruti Printex in Vijayawada this month.
The installation witnessed the presence of dignitaries like Bonda Umamaheshwara Rao, MLA, Vijaywada Central and Devineni Avinash, State TDP Youth leader along with Canon’s Puneet Datta, director – Professional Printing Products, Canon India.
Sharing his thoughts on the installation, Kazutada Kobayashi, president and chief executive officer, Canon India said, “Wedding is a lavish affair in the country and technology also plays an imperative role in making this occasion more memorable. DreamLabo5000 is a revolutionary solution in the wedding printing space and we are glad to witness its increasing acceptance in the country. With the sixth installation of the product, we have commenced the New Year on an extremely positive note. At Canon India, we continue to have the highest number of DreamLabo installations in South East Asia, which is testament to the fact that India is ahead in adopting the marvels of technology. All our DreamLabo’s so far have been installed in South India. With this region leading by example, we are aiming to transit the goodwill of our revolutionary product to other parts of the country.”
According to Datta, “The demand for high definition photo shooting and printing in India is increasing rapidly. There is a vast opportunity for premium photo printing in the country which is led by the wedding photography segment. Our DreamLabo5000 is indeed the best imaging solution for the industry globally. Delivering a new standard of photo quality coupled with high productivity, DreamLabo5000 revolutionizes the photo printing industry by providing a high quality alternative to the traditional silver halide technology. In addition, the premium quality printing offers both the production photo and the small batch print-on-demand (POD) markets substantial new revenue streams.
“With markets moving from print-first to digital first, it becomes increasingly imperative for printing organizations to continue to reinvent. Aakruti Printex is one such organization, with the vision to provide the best solution of the printing quality with innovation to their customers. We are happy to partner with them for the sixth installation of DreamLabo in the country and our first in the state.”
A front-runner in the wedding printing industry, Akruti Printex is a six-year-old entity established in three locations in the country, including Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Vijayawada. With their exemplary printing solutions, they have already established a benchmark for their organization in the region. Sharing their thoughts on this milestone, P. Sambasiva Rao and Madhusudhan Reddy, managing directors and partners, Aakruti Printex, said, “This is a landmark moment for us to install the Canon DreamLabo 5000 in our Vijayawada branch. Over the last 6 years, we have earned the trust of our customers, by addressing all their printing requirements. We are proud to be specialists in the photo printing space, with Photographers being our core customers. We are confident that DreamLabo is a major milestone in the successful progression of our strong customer outreach.”
The DreamLabo 5000
The DreamLabo 5000 utilizes Canon’s renowned inkjet photo printing technology on the production scale. With highest levels of precision printing at outstanding speeds and the absence of harmful chemicals, the DreamLabo 5000 provides superior alternative to conventional silver halide technology. It features a high-density print head, enabling over 300 mm wide printing output and incorporates Canon’s FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) technology. When used in combination with the automatic double-sided printing function up to 12 x 25 inch size, the DreamLabo 5000 is capable of printing approximately 1000 pages of A4 size content and 2300 pages of 4×6’ size content per hour.
DreamLabo 5000 uses a seven-color dye-based ink system that delivers smooth gradation. Employing image processing technology that makes use of the full range of Canon’s unique inkjet printing color gamut, the new printer enables the output of photo images with a level of color representation which comprehensively surpasses that of conventional silver halide.
This is the 6th successful installation in the country and the DreamLabo 5000 has previously been installed in cities such as Kochi, Bengaluru and Mysore.