Feb. 29, 2016
TOKYO, February 29, 2016－ Ricoh today announced that it has won four awards at this year's prestigious iF Design Awards 2016, hosted by iF International Forum Design GmbH. Details of the awards are as follows.
A high-speed full-color inkjet printing system for continuous forms for core business prints like invoices/commercial prints like direct mail. High-speed/image quality, this model solely performs high-resolution image printing by offset printing and variable b/w text/address printing by continuous feed to realize shorter/simple processes. The fully metallic, robust exterior and internal system is for long-term use in print firms.
A color digital printing system for print firms. Meeting high demand for commercial printing, with high image quality/stable quality/various paper support, it can produce DM/catalog/package/postcard and other prints. Especially the system manages new needs of "multiple/small-lot, short-term, variable (content-specific)" printing unfit for offset printing, helping printers expand services.
A series of RICOH THETA released in 2013, with the 360-degree spherical shooting function. Lineup models are the bright/colorful entry model THETA m15, for the joy of spherical shooting for various users', and the high-end model THETA S with high functionality quality to extend the enjoyment. The series' exterior design is for portability, easy shooting and simplicity. THETA S is completely free of unneeded factors by unifying parts, using a hidden LED display. With soft-feel texture, made of durable materials resisting aged deterioration by in-mold molding, THETA S presents a goal of both design and functionality.
Installed with a large image sensor with approximately 51.4 effective megapixels, PENTAX 645Z is a medium format, interchangeable digital SLR camera to produce ultra-high-definition, images with sense of depth. With a dustproof and weather-resistant mechanism, magnesium alloy cover and a tempered glass display panel, the body is durable and reliable for photo enthusiasts and professionals to enjoy casual outdoor shooting. A tilted rear LCD monitor further freedom for live-view or HD movie shooting enables PENTAX 645Z to expand usage areas.
Established in 1953, the iF Design Award is a design award presented to industrial products from all over the world that display superior design. Each year there are many applicants for the award from Germany and around the world. The winning products are selected from seven categories: "Product Design" "Communication Design" and "Packaging Design" "Service Design" "Professional concepts" and "Architecture" and "Interior architecture". Winners are highly regarded as products with a superior design that is recognized internationally. This year 5,295 products from 53 countries were entered for consideration, and after rigorous examination, 1,821 products received awards.
Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in over 190 countries. In the financial year ending March 2015, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,231 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD).
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