eXtensions - Friday 30 September 2016
Japanese 2016 Good Design Awards for an Epson Printer and two Projectors
By Graham K. Rogers
This 3LCD projector with a laser light source, not only reaches brightness levels of 25,000 lm, but also achieves high reliability with maintenance-free usage up to 20,000 hours.
The judges commenting on the harsh environments that such devices operate in, said that the designers created this product by solving a variety of issues one by one . . . and they appreciated the preparation of the handle frame has significantly contributed to installation safety and efficiency. They added that this is a projector that has been designed thoroughly from the user's point of view.
This combined inkjet printer and scanner (which is sold only in Japan) has an easy-to-use interface and can print high quality photos. It can also use the included data to print gift paper or decorations for family events.
The judges commented that this was 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.
This large-format printer, sold in global markets as the SureColor SC-P20000, is a large-format inkjet printer that meets a wide range of applications from signs and displays to POP advertising, posters, and photo printing.
The judges commented that, 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.
More information on the Good Design Awards is available on the website.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life. He can be followed on Twitter (@extensions_th)
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