Canon’s flagship marvel for the Photo Printing industry, DreamLabo 5000 witnesses its sixth installation in India.
Canon India has strengthened its foothold in the Digital Photo Printing with the sixth installation of its DreamLabo 5000. The flagship product from the Professional Printing Products portfolio was installed at Akruti Printex in Vijayawada.
The installation witnessed the presence of dignitaries like Mr. Bonda Umamaheshwara Rao, MLA, Vijaywada Central and Mr. Devineni Avinash, State TDP Youth leader along with Canon’s Mr. Puneet Datta, Director – Professional Printing Products, Canon India.
Sharing his thoughts on the installation, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, 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.”
Mr. Puneet Datta, Director, Professional Printing Products, Canon India, said, “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.”
One of the front runners in the wedding printing industry, Akruti Printex is a six year old entity established in three locations in the country, including Hyderabad, Secundarabad 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, Mr. P. Sambasiva Rao and Mr. 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.”
A superior alternative to conventional silver halide technology
Utilizing Canon’s renowned inkjet photo printing technology on the production scale, DreamLabo 5000 is a path breaking technology in the photo production printing market by. Precision printing at outstanding speeds together with absence of harmful chemicals allow the DreamLabo 5000 provide superior alternative to conventional silver halide technology. The DreamLabo 5000 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 12×25 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-colour 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 colour gamut, the new printer enables the output of photo images with a level of colour 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, Bangalore and Mysore.
Canon India, a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore, markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people. Canon has over 500 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon has 248 own retail stores called the Canon Image Square across 118 cities in the country. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 600 towns covering 16,477 PIN codes across India – which comprises of 300 Camera collection points, 18 Camera repair centres, 222 Printer repair centers, 262 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers.
In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, fax-machines, printers, scanners, All-in-ones, digital cameras, DSLR, Cinematic imaging products, camcorders, cable ID printers and card printers catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Government & Commercial. Canon India recorded revenue of INR 2348.6 crores in the year 2016.