This year marks the third successive year that Epson products have been recognized in the Red Dot Award.
Created in 1955 in Germany, the Red Dot Design Award is organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen design center. A jury of experts evaluates products announced during the past two years and selects the best designs based on nine criteria, including the degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, ecological compatibility, and durability.
"This award is the culmination of a true team effort to achieve product value that exceeds customer expectations," said Manabu Kawahara, GM of the P Design Department in Epson's Printing Solutions Operations Division. "Moving forward, we will continue to provide our customers with designs that delight."
Details of the Epson products recognized with the Best of the Best award:
SC-T5450/ SC-T3450/ SC-T3450N/ SC-T3400/ SC-T3400N/ SC-T5400 inkjet printers
High-speed, high-resolution large format printers (LFP) for printing drawings in official bureaus and architect studios or PoP printing in retail shops.
Details of Epson products recognized with the Red Dot Award:
ET-M1100/ ET-M1120/ ET-M1108/ ET-M1128 inkjet printers
These are A4-sized monochrome inkjet printers that achieve compact size by directly embedding the high-capacity Ecotank in the carriage. The new Ecotank design puts a single slit on a simple and clean exterior. A unique shape was used for the bottle tip and inlet to prevent filling mistakes. Just insert the bottle - the printer automatically refills ink then stops.
ET-M1140/ ET-M1180/ ET-M2140/ ET-M3140/ ET-M3170 inkjet printers
These are A4-sized monochrome inkjets with a high-capacity Ecotank that enables up to 6,000 sheets on a single ink refill. The new eco tank design puts a single slit through a simple and clean exterior. A unique shape was used for the bottle tip and inlet to prevent filling mistakes.
ET-2710/ ET-4700/ L1110/L3100/ L3110/L3150/ L5190 inkjet printers
A4-sized color inkjets with a high capacity Ecotank.
WF-M5799/WF-C5710/WF-C5790/WF-C5210/WF-C5290/WF-M5299/WF-M5298/WF-C579R/WF-C529R inkjet printers
A4-sized office inkjet printers that provide high ink capacity while saving space. The high capacity ink pack has been built into the unit to achieve a compact size that fits in narrow spaces. The change from conventional ink cartridges to high-capacity ink packs cuts the number of ink replacements and the environmental impact.
SC-T5150/ SC-T5150N/ SC-T3150/ SC-T3150N/ SC-T3100/ SC-T3100N/ SC-T5100/ SC-T5100N inkjet printers
Full-color large format printers among the smallest in the world for use in offices, architect studios, schools, and retail shops. The outlet port was reduced to 10mm.
ES-50/ ES-60W scanner
An A4-sized sheet-feed scanner.
EV-100/ EV-105 projectors
These projectors are to be used for lighting or video performances of products or exhibits in shopping centers or museums. The vents, which any projector requires, were hidden in the design as slits with identical patterns on the unit's front and rear. The cylindrical design is made to resemble a spotlight.