Epson Wins Best of the Best Awards in the Product Design Category at the 2023 Red Dot Design Awards
- Product models, including an industrial robot and projector, received Red Dot Awards -
- TOKYO, Japan, May 16, 2023 -
Epson's series of SL-D500 compact photo production printers has become one of a small percentage of entrants to win a Best of the Best award, the highest distinction in the Red Dot: Product Design 2023 awards. This marks the fourth time that Epson has won Best of the Best. Epson also received Red Dot awards for five inkjet printer models, one industrial robot, one projector, and one model of smart glasses.
Best of the Best award-winning design
The SL-D500 series of compact photo production printers
The design of these compact, lightweight photo production printers provides installation flexibility in shops where space is limited. Up to three units can be stacked on top of one another. Meanwhile, front access operation means you can install them even on narrow shelves and counters. Environmental impacts are minimized by employing a housing that contains recycled resin and ink bottles instead of ink cartridges, resulting in less packaging and other waste.
Red Dot: Product Design winners
TM-P20II & TM-P80II mobile receipt printers
These mobile receipt printers are ideal for retail, hospitality, package delivery, and meter-reading applications. The clean, stylish appearance meets customers' needs for printers that can be comfortably worn on a belt or shoulder and that fit seamlessly into any environment. In addition, the printers provide robust impact resistance and water protection to IP54 standards.
TM-L100 compact label printer
This compact label printer is ideal for order management and food item labeling in restaurants and stores. The smooth, sleek design makes it easy to clean and perfect for use anywhere food is handled. Demand for a wider variety of media has increased along with the spread of food delivery services. This printer supports liner-free labels with high adhesive strength, improving utility while reducing the environmental footprint.
SureColor SC-T7700 series & SC-P8500 series
These large-format printers are designed for CAD, photo, and POP applications. With a depth of 500 mm, these units can be installed even in narrow spaces in the backyard of stores. Everything from loading roll paper to printing operations can be done from the front panel, and the rear and side panels are flat to allow tight installation against three walls. The top surface is also flat so that it can be used as a workbench or PC desk, using space with maximum efficiency.
TM-m30III receipt printer
This POS receipt printer can be operated from a smartphone or tablet device. The stylish cube-shaped design fits any environment, from elegant boutiques to convenience stores. This unit conveniently supports output from both the front and the top. The smooth exterior has fewer joints, steps, and uneven surfaces. This not only gives a clean impression but is also easier to clean. The case is antibacterial, making the product safe to use even at self-checkout registers that are used by many people.
LQ-690II series and LQ-780 series of serial impact dot matrix (SIDM) printers
The clean design of these SIDM printers maximizes office desk space efficiency. The slim profile enables installation on even narrow counters. When not in use, the sheet guide can be folded up to make even more efficient use of desk space. These printers are compact, yet the flat top surface was enlarged to provide space to place objects.
GX8 industrial robot
Industrial robots are required to operate accurately in a limited space and in various work environments, and the GX8 has been developed to meet such strict requirements. GYROPLUS Technology*, which enhances motion control performance, achieves both high speed operation and high accuracy while maintaining a smart body size. In addition, we adopted a design that can provide a wide variety of variations that correspond to various work environments. This allows users to improve productivity and save space by realizing the optimal size and layout.
*: GYROPLUS Technology is a technology that achieves high-speed, high-precision servo control by combining our proprietary gyro sensor and robot control technology.
CO-FH02 smart full-HD projector
This multipurpose projector is equipped with functions for playback of video-on-demand and other online content. Despite its compact size, it delivers 3,000 lumens of brightness and has switchable viewing modes, allowing it to be used comfortably in a bright conference room or in a living room. The simple, clean silhouette and casual details allow it to fit effortlessly in any environment.
MOVERIO BT-45C & BT-45CS
These see-through smart glasses are designed for industrial applications. Users in the field can receive remote assistance to enable them to accomplish their tasks smoothly. These products help to solve worksite issues, such as problems that emerged when travel was restricted due to COVID-19. Moreover, as the working population ages, they will be used to pass knowledge and skills down to the next generation of workers. Wearability, a longstanding issue, was improved by distributing the weight of the product across the entire head, making it possible to wear the glasses for long periods of time. Epson responded to feedback from users in the field by adopting a new mechanism that enables the glasses to be easily attached to a helmet simply by swapping an accessory attachment.
Red Dot Awards official website (English)
Epson is a global technology leader whose philosophy of efficient, compact and precise innovation enriches lives and helps create a better world. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson's goal is to become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion.