TOKYO, April 24, 2023 – Ricoh has won this year's iF DESIGN AWARD 2023 for RICOH THETA X and RICOH Pro Z75 in the “Product” category. Each year, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, the world's oldest independent design organization, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD.
RICOH THETA X is an advanced model of Ricoh's THETA series of 360-degree cameras. While staying true to the original THETA concept, THETA X has new features to meet growing needs of the 360-degree photography business. It is the first model of the series with a touch screen and a boost in resolution that creates more vivid images. A changeable battery supports prolonged shooting, and an external memory card provides additional storage.
Pro Z75 is a high-end sheet-fed inkjet printer for commercial printing. It can output up to 4,500 sheets per hour on paper sizes up to B2. Meeting the needs of printing companies as the printing industry undergoes digital transformation, this user-friendly printer supports an extensive range of media types with image quality comparable to offset printing. Starting from the initial stage of the product development process, teams from product design, product planning and engineering visited the customer to understand how they work and leveraged the findings to contribute to better product development upstream.
Since 1954, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for excellent design. The iF Design brand is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. It honors design achievements in all disciplines: product, packaging, communication and service design, architecture and interior architecture as well as professional concept, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI). All award-winning entries are featured on www.ifdesign.com.
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