Epson Wins Six Awards at the iF Product Design Awards 2012

- TOKYO, Japan, February 13, 2012 -

iF Product Design Awards 2012

Epson's product design has again been recognized by the highly regarded iF Product Design Awards 2012 at the official awards ceremony held in Munich on February 10th. Products across Epson's range were selected for this year's award, including its business projectors; label, receipt, airline boarding pass, retail and photo printers and they will now carry the coveted iF logo in certain geographies.

Established in 1953, the iF product design award is today among the most important awards for innovative product design.The award evaluation criteria include design quality, workmanship, choice of materials, degree of innovation, environmental friendliness, functionality, ergonomics, safety, brand value and universal design.

Hiroaki Sakai, general manager of the Imaging Products Design Department, Seiko Epson Corporation, commented: "At Epson, we go to great lengths to blend usability based on an understanding of actual user situations with stylish attributes. We also strive to reduce the environmental impact and improve user flexibility through compact designs. Winning these awards really highlights Epson's expertise not only in the photo arena that we are renowned, but also demonstrates the depth and consistency of design excellence we're achieving across the broad range of products we offer."

LW-300 / 400

LW-300 / 400

Home label printers with a compact, easy to use design. Attention was paid in particular to key size and spacing, in order to fit the QWERTY keyboard onto the compact body.

SX Series home printers

SX Series home printers

Compact in size (39% smaller than any previous Epson printer) while maintaining the basic functions of multi-function inkjet printers. The simple, flat form blends nicely in any residential space, while the glossy and textured finish provides an elegant appearance.

EB-W02 / W12

EB-W02 / W12

Low cost projectors designed for the corporate and educational markets. In addition to a brightness of 3,000 lumens, this model also features a compact design for easy portability and setup.

Epson Stylus Photo R3000

Epson Stylus Photo R3000

This wide-format (A3 plus) photo printer has been designed with a variety of easy-to-use features to satisfy a wide variety of users: a newly-developed front-in paper path, front operation panel, large-volume ink cartridges and flat top surface. The simple, sophisticated design sits well in professional environments, while also being strong and rugged enough for many years of use.

TM-L500A series

TM-L500A series

A boarding pass and baggage tag printer designed for use at airport check-in counters. This rugged, box-shaped model has no fragile parts and is dramatically smaller than conventional designs, allowing it to fit easily into small spaces, such as on a shelf underneath a counter.

TM-H series

TM-H series

A receipt printer with check-clearing function designed for use at retail cash registers. The design considers the need for time saving such as ease of paper roll removal. Operation controls and levers have been designed according to frequency of use during normal operation and maintenance.

Please refer to your local Epson site for details of these and other Epson products.
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(Note that product names and availability vary by region.)

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product line-up ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for enterprise and the home, to sensors and other microdevices.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 78,000 employees in 99 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.
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