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2021

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
Spectrophotometer [SD-10]
Business Owner
Seiko Epson Corp.
Category
Equipment and facilities for production and
Company
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (Japan)
Award Number
21G070608
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2021

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Outline

This highly-accurate, compact, and affordable colorimeter features MEMS Fabry-Perot Tunable Filter developed in-house. Use it to digitalize color matching, a conventionally time-consuming part of printing done manually, and link it with a smartphone or cloud service to centrally manage color information for smoother printing. Pocket-sized and portable to measure colors anytime, anywhere.

Producer

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION Printing Solutions Division

Director

P DESIGN DEPARTMENT, SEIKO EPSON CORP

Designer

P DESIGN DEPARTMENT, SEIKO EPSON CORP

More information

https://www.epson.jp/

Market release pending
2021/11

Evaluation

A color matching process used to be heavily dependent on human sense. Objectifying this process by figures is expected to provide a huge improvement in accuracy optimization. In the printing process, the flow of optimization, which has been the bottleneck causing stagnation, will be accelerated at once by digitalization of the last analog part remaining. Reasonable price and making the product palm size, which is achieved by internal development of the etalon sensor technique over 10 years, should also be appraised. Quantified colors and GUI of visualization of defiance between colors in the designated app, which was developed at the same time, is easy to understand. In addition, collaboration with PANTONE is under consideration. It is more than likely that this product will be commonly used in the future.

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