Epson has won its first “Red Dot: Best of the Best” award for its large format printers in the Product Design category (Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019). In addition, five inkjet printers, one scanner and one projector model received Red Dot Awards. This year marks the third successive year that Epson products have been recognised in the Red Dot Award.
Created in 1955 in Germany, the Red Dot Design Award is organised by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen design centre and is recognised around the world as one of the most prestigious awards in the design field. A jury of experts evaluates products announced during the past two years and selects the best designs based on nine criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, ecological compatibility, and durability.
Manabu Kawahara, general manager of the P Design Department in Epson’s Printing Solutions Operations Division, said, “I am thrilled. This award is the culmination of a true team effort to achieve product value that exceeds customer expectations. Moving forward, we will continue to provide our customers with designs that delight.”
The company won Best of the Best awards for the following products:
High-speed, high-resolution large format printers (LFP) for printing drawings in official bureaus and architect studios or PoP printing in retail shops.
A4-sized monochrome inkjet printer that achieve unprecedented compact size by directly embedding the high-capacity EcoTank in the carriage.
A4-sized monochrome inkjets with a high-capacity EcoTank that enables up to 6000 sheets on a single ink refill.
A4-sized colour inkjets with a high capacity EcoTank that lets you easily perform various printing tasks at low cost.
A4-sized office inkjet printers that provide high ink capacity while saving space. Boasting a clean design that fits any office, the high capacity ink pack has been built into the unit to achieve a compact size that fits in narrow spaces.
Full-colour large format printers (LFP) among the smallest in the world for use in offices, architect studios, schools, and retail shops.
An A4-sized sheet-feed scanner. As more companies move away from paper, demand is increasing for mobile scanners that can easily digitalise various documents including photos or receipts both inside and outside the office.
Projectors that are used for lighting or video performances of products or exhibits in shopping centers or museums.