Epson is a global provider of imaging products such as printers and scanners.
The Epson brand was formed in 1975 with the successful launch of the EP-101 printer – the world’s first miniature digital printer. The printer soon conquered the electronic desktop calculator market and went on to gain use in a number of other applications, putting the nascent Epson brand on the map. The history of this product, however, can actually be traced back to the 1964, when, trading under different name within the Seiko group, Epson developed a printing timer for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Since that time, Epson has continued to develop ground-breaking products such as the world’s first backside addition eyeglass lens in 1997, a development of which was awarded the Universal Design Prize at the Good Design Awards in Japan in 2004.