Canon USA

White House Custom Colour Agrees to Acquire Canon DreamLabo 5000 Production Inkjet Printer

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced that White House Custom Colour (WHCC), a Minneapolis/St.Paul-based professional-photography lab, has entered into a letter of intent to purchase the first DreamLabo 5000 production inkjet printer sold in the U.S. WHCC will use the DreamLabo 5000 to support high-end applications for the needs of its core customers: professional photographers throughout the United States.

Since opening in the late 1970s, WHCC has strived to offer its clients innovative solutions for meeting their photo-printing needs. It was one of the first photo labs in the country to completely transition from analog to digital technology, and is renowned for the production of premium photo books and albums, photo prints and wall display products.

“The WHCC name and reputation is prestigious in the photo production industry with professional photographers,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “WHCC is well known for delivering extremely high-end, professional-quality output differentiating them by being early adopter of new innovations in their field.”

“We are looking forward to the expanded applications which the DreamLabo 5000 will allow WHCC to offer to our clients.” said Chris Hanline, Co-Owner & CTO of WHCC. “We are excited about the ability to produce high quality images through this innovative and productive inkjet printer.”

The Canon DreamLabo 5000 production inkjet printer will offer the retail photo printing and high-end print-on-demand (POD) markets optimal performance and productivity. Its integration of FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print-head technology is designed to offer exceptional photo and text quality. The printer also offers an alternative to traditional silver halide processing technology, coupling its strengths with the advantages of inkjet printing. The DreamLabo 5000 Printer features automatic double-sided printing, which is especially convenient when printing photo albums and on-demand two-sided documents. It requires only 72 seconds1 to print a 20- page A4 size photo album. The DreamLabo 5000 is expected to be available for delivery in mid 2012.