Epson printers and projectors have been named iF Design Award 2021 winners by Hanover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH.
Created in 1953, the iF Design Award is recognised around the world as one of the most prestigious awards for innovative industrial product design excellence.
Professional photo printers – SureColor P906/P706
These professional high-quality inkjet printers achieve exceptionally expressive power for photographers and photo enthusiasts. They support roll and sheet-based media up to A2+ and A3+ and feature an extremely compact footprint.
For over ten years Epson has worked to optimise image quality and enhance operational flexibility. Our latest models not only provide outstanding image quality but are also designed to look good in a home office or business space.
Large format printers – SureColor R5000/R5000L
These are Epson’s first resin-ink printers. Designed for durable signage and décor production, they combine the benefits of rapid job turnaround with superior colour reproduction and reduced cost of ownership. Equipped with precision media handling they produce output with predictable and consistent sizing and finish on a wide range of substrates. For outstanding environmental performance, Epson used aqueous resin ink that contains low volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and ships in cost-effective bags that reduce waste by up to 80% over traditional ink cartridges. Printers ship with software that provides access to downloadable ‘EMX’ files to speed production and use PrecisionCore print heads that ensure durable operation with consistent and accurate colour.
Integrated self-cleaning and ink-less nozzle status monitoring combine with up to 5 years comprehensive CoverPlus for reduced running costs and minimized wastage. Printers are supported with a new PORT service that provides operators with tools for enhanced management and business analysis along with a back to base monitoring service that ensures maximum productivity and uptime.
Smart laser projection TV – EpiqVision EH-LS300B
The EH-LS300 is a home projector equipped with an ultra-short-throw lens. You can easily create a home theatre with a screen of up to 120 inches simply by placing the projector in front of a wall. The laser light source produces 3,600 lumens so you can enjoy vivid images even in a bright living room.
The 2.1-channel speaker system provides excellent sound quality and a realistic 3D surround experience, so there is no need to purchase a sound bar. The projector is intended for use in the living room but is portable and can be carried to a bedroom or set up outdoors for projection on an exterior wall. The bottom is rounded to make it easy to carry.
Products are evaluated based on a wide range of criteria, including practicability, workmanship, consideration of environmental standards, degree of elaboration and innovation, functionality, usability, safety, aesthetics, and universal design. This year’s winners were selected from 10,000 entries from 52 countries and regions by a 98-member jury comprised of experts from around the world.
Note that Epson products and services listed above are available in Australia, but others award-winning models vary by region.