Epson large format printers win 2021 Good Design Awards

Epson has won Good Design Awards for a total of eight products, including the SC-T7750D and SC-P8550D large format inkjet printers for CAD, photo and POP, and the SC-R5050 resin ink printers. and SC-R5050L for wallpaper and large sign making.

Epson SureColor R5000 Printer

The Good Design Award, which began in 1957 as the Good Design Selection System (or G Mark System), is one of Japan’s leading design assessment and recommendation systems. This year’s Epson winners included:

SC-R5050 and SC-R5050L Resin Ink Printer

These resin ink printers are intended for the production of wallpapers and large signs. It is the first printer in the SureColor series from Epson to use resin ink, compatible with a wide variety of media. High-capacity ink packs reduce maintenance time and, when empty, take up 90% less storage space than used cartridges, Epson said. A large window and LED lighting allow users to quickly check prints, and a resin exterior is used for people-operated parts for their safety.

“It’s a high performance machine with a well organized design,” said the judges. “The large viewing window, which sits in the center of the body in dark tones and can be illuminated by a light inside the printer, and the touchscreen are tilted for good visibility and operability. The fast-drying resin ink is water-based instead of organic solvent-based, and the high-capacity ink packs feature design excellence, providing functionality, ease of use. ‘high level use and environmental performance. With the ability to alternate between two packs of the same color, ink packs can be hot-swapped without interrupting printing. They also generate 50% less waste than cartridges.

SC-T7750D and SC-P8550D Wide Format Inkjet Printers

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Epson SureColor T7700D

These 111 cm (44 inch) LFPs are designed for CAD, photo and POP applications.

“These 6 color large format pigment inkjet printers support B0 + paper and have an exceptionally well thought out and neat design,” said the judges. “Epson took into account not only usability, but also where and how they would be installed. The sides and top are flat and most operations can be done from the front. With all sides flat except the front, the printers can fit perfectly to the wall on three sides. This characteristic is apparent in the appearance of the products themselves. These printers can be placed back to back in the middle of a room to create an island that can double as a worktable, thanks to the perfectly flat top. Other cool design ideas have also been implemented such as an LED which is provided inside a black peephole in the center of the top so you can see the prints being made.

Monna Lisa ML-64000 Digital Textile Printer

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This large textile printer meets the quality needs of major brands. It can print directly on fabrics up to 3.6m wide. The printer is 2.4m in height and 6m in width and is designed to evoke architectural pillars and beams, giving it a more robust appearance. A large window in the center allows you to view the prints. This product will help shift the textile printing market from analogue to digital and reduce environmental impacts.

“Digital inkjet textile printing can reduce the amount of resources used in production, reduce production waste, and reduce the amount of energy and time used in transportation by enabling small-scale local production.” , said the judges. “This product is a large, high-end model that gives an impression of robustness and reliability through the use of architectural forms, including pillars, beams and a large impression control window. It is designed to replace analog printing in mass production and to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

EP-M553T Inkjet Printer

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This EcoTank printer further improves the environmental benchmarks of the EcoTank range. The printer is made of approximately 30% recycled plastic. By using recycled plastics, Epson is reducing its use of virgin plastic and helping to close the resource loop. Coated cardboard for packaging has been replaced by labels to reduce paper use, reducing CO2 emissions by around 10%.

Judge’s comments:

“Environmental considerations go beyond the simple use of ink tanks, extending to the materials and construction of the product and packaging. The printer, which looks even sleeker than the previous model and easily blends into any neat and sleek space, is easier to clean. On top of that, it has fewer parts on the outside which increases the strength of the product and is made from recycled plastic. Epson has achieved its goal of using at least 30% recycled material for the unit, but the quality of the product’s appearance is on par with other current products. This product also got high marks because, in addition to meeting all the previous requirements, it comes with a flatbed scanner, which is an improvement over the simplified scanner of the previous model.

SD-10 colorimeter

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Epson spectrophotometer

The SD-10 is a highly accurate, compact and affordable colorimeter equipped with a Fabry-Perot MEMS tunable filter developed by Epson, the company said. “You can use it to scan color matching, a traditionally tedious part of printing done manually, and link it to a smartphone or cloud service to centrally manage color information for smoother printing. . Pocket-sized and portable, it lets you measure colors anytime, anywhere. “

Judge’s comments

The ability to objectively match colors based on digital output instead of human sensory perception promises great benefits in terms of color matching accuracy and efficiency. Digitizing the last remaining analog part of the printing process should remove a bottleneck and allow rapid progress in efficiency. The fact that the product is reasonably priced thanks to the in-house developed sensor technology and the product fits perfectly in the hand is also very attractive. The graphical interface is intuitive. It displays the colors as numeric values ​​and visualizes the color differences with a dedicated application which was developed at the same time. Coordination with familiar color swatches such as PANTONE is also being considered, and it’s not hard to imagine its widespread use in the future.

SL-D1050 Commercial Photo Printer

This minilab printer is packed with features required by professional photo finishing services. The shape of the box allows several units to fit perfectly on store counters. With a new duplex feeder, users can now perform duplex printing in addition to printing on roll paper as on the predecessor of the SL-D1050. Using ink packs increased the amount of ink available by 25% and reduced the amount of space needed to store waste ink by approximately 55%.

EH-LS300B and EH-LS300W home projectors

The EH-LS300 is a home projector equipped with an ultra-short throw lens. With an image up to 120 inches, a Yamaha 2.1-channel speaker system that delivers excellent sound quality and built-in video content features, you can easily enjoy an immersive viewing experience by simply installing the projector next to it. of a wall. Epson designed this projector for use in a living room. The use of fabric to match the texture of an interior space hints at the level of detail brought to the design.

Home projector EF-12

The EF-12 in an all-in-one projector equipped with high-quality speakers and Android TVTM. It is compact and lightweight while delivering a rich and powerful video experience with up to 150-inch images and 2.0-channel speakers. These projectors blend in well with any room interior and are easy to carry, so you can easily watch videos anywhere there is Wi-Fi.

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