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Epson Projector and Printers Recognized in Japanese 2016 Good Design Awards

SureColor SC-P20050X

- TOKYO, Japan, September 30, 2016 -

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") today announced that one of its projectors and two of its printers have been selected for the Japanese 2016 Good Design Awards. The awards recognize designs that enrich lifestyles and society as a whole.

EB-L25000U business projector

This high-brightness, high-resolution projector is used for large exhibitions, concert halls, outdoor signage, and more. A 3LCD projector with a laser light source, the EB-L25000U not only reaches brightness levels of 25,000 lm, but also achieves high reliability with approximately 20,000 hours of maintenance-free use.

Judges' comments

Large projectors used in harsh environments such as events must be durable, safe, easy to use, offer professional levels of reliability, and allow flexible installation. We understand that the designers created this product by solving a variety of issues one by one, and highly evaluated this approach. In particular, we appreciate that the preparation of the handle frame from the start has significantly contributed to installation safety and efficiency. This is a projector that has been designed thoroughly from the user's point of view.

EP-879AW/AB/AR inkjet printer (only sold in Japan)

Now even more compact and slim than before, this combined inkjet printer and scanner blends in well with all kinds of interior design. With a user-friendly screen and simple operation, as well as an extensive video guidance and help function, you can rest assured that everyone in your family, even those unfamiliar with technology, can use this printer. Not only can you print high quality photos, but you can also use the included data to print gift paper or decorations for family events and the like.

Judges' comments

An inkjet printer with a scanner that is designed to harmonize with interior designs and for easy use. Detailed design without compromise are done to blend with interiors. Simple form, colors that are like modern furniture, treatment of cables behind the products for example.

SureColor SC-P20050X/PS large-format printer (SureColor SC-P20000 in global markets)

This large-format inkjet printer meets a wide range of applications from signs and displays to POP advertising, posters, and photo printing. Our customers in the sign and printing industries wanted the same high quality with even higher productivity, lower running costs, maintenance-free stable operation, and even better expression of skin tones and monochrome gradations. This product delivers on those needs.

Judges' comments

Although this versatile large-format inkjet printer is not flashy, it has been created in response to user's needs. Excellent design has focused on usability, for example removing spindles to allow users to insert fresh paper from the top.

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Good Design Awards
The Good Design Award is a comprehensive design-promotion system that picks good design out of a variety of unfolding phenomena. It is hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest incorporated foundation. It's precursor, the Good Design Selection System (or G Mark System), was founded in 1957 by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (the current Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), and has been engaged in this work for about 60 years.
Recipients of a Good Design Award are granted use of the G Mark symbol, which has been an emblem of good design for over half a century.

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 67,000 employees in 90 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

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