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Epson to Offer Papercraft Models of MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Racing Cars

Papercraft models of the racing cars: Lewis Hamilton (left) and Nico Rosberg

- TOKYO, Japan, September 24, 2015 -

Epson, an official sponsor of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ team, today launched papercraft models of the team's racing cars. Designed by illustrator Hitoshi Shinozaki, the models are detailed reproductions of the teams' two Formula One cars built to 1/18 scale and including 288 parts each.

The papercraft models will be unveiled for the first time in the VIP lounge at the Japanese Grand Prix to be held from September 25 to 28, and the data will be available for download from the following site at the end of October.

"I was very proud to be asked by Epson to reproduce models of the world leading Formula One racing cars," commented Shinozaki. "Because I concentrated so hard on faithfully and realistically reproducing the shape of the cars, it may take a certain amount of dedication and willpower to assemble the models. However, I recommend that people take their time and have fun while they slowly and surely put the cars together. I hope my work inspires the team to keep on winning and for Epson to continue growing its business in countries around the world."

As an official partner of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ team, Epson provides expertise to the team in the product areas of inkjet printers, scanners, 3LCD projectors and wearables, including health/sports sensing products. Epson believes the partnership allows it to deepen relationships with customers worldwide and contributes to the promotion of its technology.

Hitoshi Shinozaki profile

Hitoshi Shinozaki is an illustrator specializing in papercraft and cardboard box art. His papercraft cars have appeared in a number of prominent publications, and he has also expanded into robots, cameras and aircraft.

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 70,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental burdens.

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