Canon U.S.A. Introduces a New Post-Press Machine for the DreamLabo 5000 Inkjet Production Photo Printer

  Canon U.S.A. Introduces a New Post-Press Machine for the DreamLabo 5000
  Inkjet Production Photo Printer

New Film Hinge Processor, “FS-500,” Creates a FlatSpread Style Lay-flat Photo

WPPI 2013

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- March 11, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the
FlatSpread FS-500, the new film hinge processor, for its Canon DreamLabo 5000
Inkjet Production Photo Printer. This new post-press machine will create a
“FlatSpread” lay-flat style photo book and will be on display at WPPI Expo in
Las Vegas, March 11 – 13, in the Canon booth (# 421).

Lay-flat photo books are highly regarded in the premium photo book market,
allowing for a professional look, such as a two-page, single-image or
panoramic spread. Launched in 2012, the Canon DreamLabo 5000 Inkjet Production
Photo Printer offers 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 high 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 FS-500 will eliminate
the need for exclusive, pre-hinged sheets, or mounting photos onto backing
boards, helping to reduce material and labor costs, providing more affordable
lay flat-options.

The DreamLabo 5000 Printer features the ability to automatically produce
full-bleed double-sided prints in a single pass in a variety of paper sizes
and finishes, which is especially ideal for premium photo book production.

This new style of photo book is produced by binding DreamLabo 5000
double-sided prints (Canon Double-sided Glossy and Double-sided Luster paper)
with an attached flexible film hinge. When completed, and bound, the photo
book will have widely flat and visible pages when open. Double-sided prints
will allow the addition of many pages within the photo book, yet the book
remains slim.

FS-500 users can control the “page-flatness” of Lay-flat photo books by
optimizing the width of hinge slit within 0.02 to 0.08 inch (*). Photo book
sizes can be produced in a variety of sizes, ranging from 5x5 inches up to
12x18 inches. The FS-500 can process an A4 (8.27 x 11.69 inches) size sheet in
approximately 14 seconds (**) and includes a standard automatic sheet feeder
with a 100 sheet capacity.

For more information on the DreamLabo 5000 Commercial Inkjet Photo Printer,
please visit:

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark

(*) Manual Adjustment

(**) Processing speed per sheet up to 8.27inches width. Does not include
operating time (adjustments and consumables).

This product is intended for film hinge attachment. For photo book production,
additional material and binding equipment would be required.

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.


Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Siobhan Cullagh, 631-330-4602
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