Canon Deep Matte Media for DreamLabo 5000

Canon Deep Matte Media for DreamLabo 5000

New Media to Expand Creative Output for Photo Labs and Professional Photographers


Melville, NY—Continuing to expand its offerings to create business opportunities for customers, Canon USA, Inc., announced that a new deep matte single-sided media is now available for the DreamLabo 5000 inkjet production photo printer.

The new media provides customers with an additional option for their photo output. Canon’s deep matte single-sided media was developed to offer a smooth and glossless texture that accentuates the vivid shades and contrasting colors of the DreamLabo 5000 printer’s output.

Deep matte media can be used for a variety of applications, including single prints. In addition, with its creasing ability, the paper lends itself to flush mount albums.

In related news, attendees at WPPI 2017 (Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference & Expo), held February 7–9, were the first to see samples printed on deep matte media.

Also present at WPPI was Bay Photo Lab, who last year announced they had added the DreamLabo 5000 to their printing fleet. This marked the first such installation on the West Coast of the United States. Located outside of Santa Cruz, California, Bay Photo Lab sought to upgrade its printing capabilities to help meet the growing needs of their core customers, most notably professional photographers. At WPPI, Bay Photo Lab also displayed prints and photo albums from their shop printed on deep matte media.

Canon DreamLabo 5000

The DreamLabo 5000 is Canon’s first-ever inkjet production photo printer using its new FINE high-density printhead technology. The technology was developed to significantly expand the potential of photo print quality. The system is said to realize color representation rivaling that of silver halide processing. The printer is engineered to deliver high-speed printing of photos and detailed text. It supports a variety of value-added output, from photo merchandise to high-quality POD (print on demand) offerings.

Canon DreamLabo 5000

In addition to CMYK, the DreamLabo employs photo cyan, photo magenta and gray dye-based inks to reproduce wider ranging shades. This also achieves more precise color control. These seven dye-based inks deliver color as well as black-and-white photos with extra smooth gradations. In addition, thanks to gray ink, stable color reproduction and less color cast can be realized, according to Canon.