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Sony Walkman®

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What print sizes and options are offered?

We offer a variety of different printing styles and materials. Choose from a standard size of 12" X 18" or a large format 24" X 36". On a majority of our products choose from high resolution heavyweight poster print paper (framed or non-framed), a deluxe hardwood print, canvas or metal prints. To learn more about our material options and sizing, click here.

Sony Walkman Patent Print

Step back in time with the Tape Player patent print, a homage to the portable music revolution sparked by the Sony Walkman. This iconic device, brought to life by the vision of Etsuro Ikeyama and his team, was patented on February 23, 1989, and is beautifully captured in this artful representation.

This patent print brings a touch of retro-tech charm to any space. Figures 1 and 2 illustrate the detailed design of the original portable tape player, which allowed music lovers around the world to take their tunes wherever they went. The sharp, clean lines of the patent drawings are elegantly displayed against a pure white background, making it an eye-catching piece for any room.

The artwork is expertly printed on high-quality stock, providing durability and a premium feel. Enclosed within a sleek, black frame, it’s designed to be a standout piece that celebrates the intersection of innovation, music, and design.

Whether you’re a music enthusiast with a taste for nostalgia, a collector of classic tech, or looking for that perfect piece to spark conversations, this Tape Player patent print is sure to hit the right note. It measures [insert dimensions], ideal for display in your living room, office, or music studio.

 

The History

"Tape Player"

Etsuro Ikeyama et al, February 23, 1989.

 

The prototype was built in 1978 by audio-division engineer Nobutoshi Kihara for Sony co-founder Masaru Ibuka. Ibuka wanted to be able to listen to operas during his frequent trans-Pacific plane trips, and presented the idea to Kihara. The original idea for a portable stereo is credited to Brazilian-German inventor Andreas Pavel.

The first Walkman was marketed in 1979 in Japan, using the name Walkman. From 1980, it was known as the Soundabout in many other countries including the US, Freestyle in Sweden, and the Stowaway in the UK. Advertising, despite all the foreign languages, still attracted thousands of buyers in the US specifically. Sony President and co-founder Akio Morita hated the name "Walkman" and asked that it be changed, but relented after being told by junior executives that a promotion campaign had already begun using the brand name and that it would be too expensive to change.

The names "Walkman", "Pressman", "Watchman", "Scoopman", "Discman", and "Talkman" are trademarks of Sony, and have been applied to a wide range of portable entertainment devices manufactured by the company

Want to know more about the Sony Walkman patent print? We have created a description page here.

Print - Available in 12" x 18" or 24" x 36":

  • Using Epson UltraChrome water based HDR ink-jet technology
  • Basis Weight: 192 gsm
  • Media Thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
  • ISO Brightness: 104%
  • Opacity: 94%

 

Framed Print - Available in 12" x 18" or 24" x 36":

  • Ayous wood .75″ (1.9 cm) thick frame from renewable forests
  • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
  • Acrylite front protector
  • Hanging hardware included

 

Canvas - Available in 24" x 36":

  • Acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton base
  • 20.5 mil (0.5 mm) thick canvas
  • Printed on textured and fade-resistant canvas (OBA-Free)
  • Mounting brackets included
  • Hand-glued solid wood stretcher bars
  • 1.5″ (3.81 cm) deep

 

Metal - Available in 24" x 36":

  • Aluminum metal surface
  • MDF wood backing frame
  • An additional coating applied for true color replication
  • Scratch and fade resistant

 

Deluxe Hardwood - Available in 12" x 18" or 24" x 36":

  • Premium plaque
  • High Definition hardwood print
  • Glass like finish
  • No need for frame
  • Lifetime protective seal 
  • Currently shipping in the U.S. only

 

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