These A4-sized colour printers work with an ink tank instead of cartridges, thus markedly reducing printing costs. The ink is refilled from bottles shaped in such a way that, for each colour, only the correct bottle can be inserted, thus preventing filling mistakes. As the ink tank is easily accessible at the front of the printers, the user can check the ink level at a single glance and easily refill the tanks.
Statement by the Jury
The system with clearly discernible refill bottles is extremely clever and renders comprehensive printing affordable even for private users.
Seiko Epson Corporation, Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan