Epson’s wide format technology, as well as its home and office printers, projectors and a watch have taken home a total of ten awards in this year’s global Good Design awards.
|Epson's SureColor F560|
Large-format category winners included the 36 inch Epson SureColor-T5460M; 24 inch dye sublimation printer SC-F560; the 24 inch SC-P7560; and the 44 inch SC-P9560.
Epson designs recognised with 2019 Good Design Awards, and products using the award-winning designs included:
EcoTank Mono printers: ET-M1170, ET-M1180, ET-M2170, ET-M3170 and ET-M3180
Large-format printer: SC-T5460M
Large-format printer: SC-F560
Large-format printer: SC-P7560 and SC-P9560
Projector: EF-100W, EF-100B, EF-100WATV and EF-100BATV
Projector: EH-LS500W and EH-LS500B
Projector: EB-L1070U and EB-L1075U
The SureColor F560 is a compact 24-inch dye-sublimation printer that ships as a package complete with ink, media, and software. “Designed to replace screen printing, these simple, efficient, and easy to use machines work in conjunction with a heat press to enable production of a wide range of durable items from metal signage and photo prints to soft signage, custom cabinetry, clothing, décor, and merchandise,” says Epson.
“The SC-F560 is aimed at promotion and fine art applications. Designed for low volume and ad-hoc work, it features flexible media handling and a tank ink system and produces images that are bright and colourful, in super-high 2400 x 1200 dpi max resolution. It uses extremely cost-effective ink and will ship as a complete package for quality production with minimum fuss.”
Another winning product is the recently-launched EF-100W (white) and EF-100B (black) projector. “An all-in-one package with built-in speakers and streaming terminal, this product makes it easy to create a dramatic video experience,” Epson says. “The round shape, with a leather-like texture and metal rings, will fit naturally within the interior design of your home.”
The judges said: “The projector makes streaming a compelling visual experience, providing an all-in-one package that allows users to experience this increasingly popular form of communication more freely in many different locales. The designers reportedly focused their energies on making a projector to which users can easily relate. We were very impressed with the features that help ensure the best experiences from the product, such as guidance about how to get more out of the product, a quick manual, opening guide, and an intuitive remote control.”
| Good Design award winner the 44 inch Epson SC-P9560
The Good Design Award was established in 1957 as the Good Design Selection System (or G Mark System). Today, it is a leading design evaluation and commendation system and has become world renowned, attracting a large number of entries from companies and groups around the world. Awards are presented annually as a way to promote quality of life and the use of design in solving social issues. The symbol of the award, the G Mark, is widely recognised as a symbol of excellence in design.