Here’s another curious move by Canon Inc.. The company said today it will introduce a new commercial inkjet photo printer called the DreamLabo 5000. The printer, which is the first Canon product truly aimed at the commercial photo printing market, will go on sale in Japan in September 2011, asahi.com reported.
According to asahi.com, which seems to be reprinting a English-language version of a Japanese press release, the DreamLabo 5000 features “a newly developed high-density print head enabling the printing of output up to 305 mm wide.” According to our hasty millimeters to inches calculations, that makes the DreamLabo 5000 capable of printing photos at just over 12 inches wide.
The inkjet printer also uses Canon’s FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) technology to produce a “color representation that comprehensively surpasses that of conventional silver halide photography.”
Canon’s (at this point) Japan-only inkjet announcement comes on the heels of the unveiling of the new Rebel EOS T3i digital SLR which we previewed here. While announcing the Rebel T3i and the entry-level Rebel T3, Canon also quietly said it was going to introduce two new pro lenses, a 500mm and a 600mm, and that it was developing a 200-400mm lens with a built-in 1.4x tele extender.
(Via Japan Herald)
Here’s a pic of the monster-truck sized Canon DreamLabo 5000 via 1001 Noisy Cameras.
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