Features include a dye-based seven-color aqueous inkset.
Canon USA showcased its DreamLabo 5000, an inkjet printer geared for the production photo-print market and an alternative to traditional silver-halide processing technology. The DreamLabo features Canon’s FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) high-density printhead technology, a dye-based 7-color aqueous inkset (CMYK + photo magenta, photocyan, and gray), a print resolution of 1200 x 2400, and a print speed of 40 4 x 6-in. prints/min. Print sizes range from 3.5 x 3.5 to 12 x 25 in.; paper selection is currently limited to four Canon papers: 165-gsm semi-gloss satin and 230-gsm semi-gloss luster for double-sided applications; and 185-gsm semi-gloss silky and 276-gsm glossy for single-sided applications. Available in early 2012.