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Ricoh Products Recognized in German Design Award 2017

Oct. 25, 2016
Ricoh Co.,Ltd.

TOKYO, October 25, 2016-Ricoh today announced that it has won three awards at this year's German Design Award 2017 in the category Excellent Product Design. Details of the awards are as follows.

Winner RICOH THETA S      360-degree camera
RICOH Pro 9100 Series      Production Printers
Special Mention RICOH Pro VC60000      Production Printers



img:German Design Award Winner 2017

RICOH THETA S      360-degree camera
The RICOH THETA S is a high-end model of the "RICOH THETA" series, 360-degree cameras that can capture fully spherical scenes surrounding the photographer. The RICOH THETA S offers significant improvements in performance, such as capturing 360-degree still images and video in higher quality with the addition of live view functionality. It also inherits the design of the original devices that won multiple design awards.
image:RICOH Pro 9100 Series  
RICOH Pro 9100 Series      Production Printers
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.


Special Mention

img:German Design Award Special 2017

image:RICOH Pro VC60000  
RICOH Pro VC60000      Production Printers
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.


German Design Award

The German Design Award is a prestigious international design award by the German Design Design-related awards won by Ricoh (Bundestag). From among products with outstanding designs around the world, those recommended by the German Design Council alone are nominated for the award, which is structured in four tiers: firstly, Gold; secondly, Winner; thirdly, Special Mention and fourthly, Nominee. Gold, Winner ,and Special Mention are prizes awarded to superior designs among the nominees.

About Ricoh

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, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD).
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