November 26, 2018
Seiko Epson Corporation has won a 2018 Good Design Award for a total of eight designs, including three for projectors, four for printers, and one for a scanner.
As the OEM explains, Good Design Awards are presented annually for designs that benefit and enrich people’s lifestyles and society in general.
One of the printers that won an award was Epson’s inkjet M1100/M1120 model.
These A4-sized monochrome inkjet devices feature a design of “unprecedented compactness”, according to Epson, that was achieved by directly embedding high-capacity ink tanks in the carriage. The all-new ink tank design puts a single slit through a simple and clean exterior.
Users can intuitively check the ink level or open and close the tank cover. A unique shape was used for the bottle tip and inlet to prevent filling mistakes. Epson says, “Just insert the bottle in a tank—refilling starts and stops automatically – for a quick, easy, spill-free experience.”
The low cost per print relieves consumers of worries over cost and allows them to print as much as they need to get the job done.
The judges’ comments on this printer model were as follows:
“Spills. Messes. Ink end messages at critical moments. Printer toner and ink cartridge replacements are a source of frustration and stress. These printers squarely address these issues. The ink bottles have a leak-free design and allow one-touch replacements. Equipped with ink tanks, which can use up ink to the very last drop, these printers also relieve users concerns about any ink leftover during refills. These products offer strong support for your everyday printing needs.”
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