This commercial printer is conceived for use in photo studios and other businesses. Particular focus is placed on easy operability so that technically less-versed users are able, if necessary, to exchange elements like printer cartridges or paper. The printer can be opened by hand to gain access to the ink cartridges, paper and also the dust box where paper shavings are collected. A reduced design with straight surfaces and clear lines was chosen to make it evident at first glance where the device can be opened. Attention is directed to the clearly labelled handle.
Statement by the Jury
The plainly designed printer convinces with its simple operation, which is consistently oriented to the user and also facilitates minor maintenance work.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Industrial Design Center, Takanori Hikima