KYOCERA colour printers win the ‘red dot award’

Prize for design and functionality

04 May 2009

The KYOCERA colour printers FS-C5100DN, FS-C5200DN and FS-C5300DN recently won the world-famous red dot award. The compact office colour printers, introduced to the market by KYOCERA in November last year, were designed by the Porsche Design Studio in Austria.

The newly developed FS-C5100DN, FS-C5200DN and FS-C5300DN printers benefit from a clear, functional shape, high quality processing and innovative technology, ensuring that they meet the highest standards of design and functionality.

Not only are these compact printers highly efficient and productive for office colour-printing, they also set the standard for new levels of user-friendliness and quality thanks to their use of the latest controller technology and new spherical toner. In addition to a print speed of 21 to 26 pages per minute in colour and black and white, its key performance features include standard network capability, integrated duplex printing and a high paper capacity of up to 650 sheets. Excellent print quality is assured by an enhanced colour spectrum, the new, improved spherical toner, a 9,600 dpi equivalent resolution and a new colour management system.

The sought-after ‘red dot' is awarded to products of outstanding design quality. The jury, made up of well-known designers and design expert from around the globe, judges the products entered on various criteria such as innovation, functionality, formal quality and ergonomics. The red dot award is world-famous competition. Receiving more than 11,000 registrations from a total of 61 countries, it is one of the world’s largest design competitions.

You can find more information about the red dot award at

About Porsche Design Studio

The Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See, Austria, signifies the distinctive, timeless and unmistakable design that characterizes all Porsche Design Group products. The studio also carries out work for other companies in the areas of industrial and product design. Today, the Porsche Design Studio is one of Europe's most famous design companies.

You can find more information about the Porsche Design Studio by visiting


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