Epson products win iF Design Award 2020

For innovative industrial product design excellence

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iF Design Award 2020

Seiko Epson Corporation announced that it’s Surecolor SC-P7500 and Surecolor SC-P9500 large-format printers won the iF Design Award 2020 by Hanover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH.

The iF Design Award, created in 1953, is recognized around the world as one of the most prestigious awards for innovative industrial product design excellence. The products are evaluated based on a wide range of criteria. This year’s winners were selected from 7298 entries from 56 countries and regions by a 78-member jury comprising experts from around the world.

Surecolor SC-P7500 and Surecolor SC-P9500

As successors of the Surecolor SC-P9050V and SC-P9050G, regarded highly as the industry standards for reproducing high-quality images, the newer variants provide the functional operability of high-quality professional tools. These include features such as internal lighting to immediately check printed material and a neutral color that does not interfere when making color adjustments.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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