SHARP MFP WINS 2019 iF DESIGN AWARD
Sharp wins the prestigious iF product design award for its A4 black-and-white digital MFP
The iF Design Award recognises outstanding design in seven categories, including Product, Packaging, and Communication (including web design). For all categories combined, the 2019 awards drew 6,375 entries from 52 countries. Sharp’s MFP won in the Product category.
Highlights of the MX-B455W/B355W
Sharp’s goal was to design an A4 MFP that could be used next to a desk without being obtrusive. Aiming for a clean, streamlined form without protruding parts, Sharp arrived at a softly curved silhouette. What’s more, this MFP has the same easy-to-use interface found on larger Sharp A3 machines. This means offices of any size can enjoy the same user-friendly operation.
The functions and specifications of the MX-B455W/B355W are designed to boost office productivity. The MX-B455W version offers high-speed colour scanning at 110 ipm (images per minute) two-sided - one of the fastest scan speeds in the industry*1. Another highlight is connectivity with cloud services such as Google Drive™ and OneDrive®.
About the iF Design Award
Launched in 1953 and held every year, the iF Design Award is one of the world’s most important design awards. It is organised by the iF International Forum Design GmbH, an international group based in Germany that promotes outstanding design. Award-winning products are displayed at the iF Design Exhibition in Hamburg, Germany. They can also be seen on the iF World Design Guide website and on the iF Design App for Android and iOS devices.
About Sharp Information Systems Europe
Sharp Information Systems Europe (SISE) is a division of Sharp Electronics Europe, which offers a unique portfolio of award-winning document management and display solutions to help organisations transform the way they engage with information. Sharp’s industry-leading MFPs and large production systems sit at the heart of integrated applications for digital transformation, while our display solutions include innovative video walls, digital signage displays and interactive flat panel displays for collaborative presentations. Our mission is to develop new products that support individual expression; creating life enhancing experiences that let you be original.
*1 As of 6th February 2019, according to Sharp research. For A4 digital MFPs in the same output-speed range.
PR & Communication Manager CEE