VAIO SX12 | KACHI-IRO SPECIAL EDITION

The one and only, made in the Japanese tradition.

How a carbon fiber top case that turns light into a visual feast was created

The unidirectional carbon top case used in VAIO SX12 balances beauty and durability. Using a propriety KACHI-IRO transparent paint to highlight and accentuate the carbon mesh fibers, light refracts in unique patterns beneath its glossy, lacquer-like finish.

Carbon fiber top case structure

Unidirectional carbon’s strength as a material greatly increases if layers of the material are overlapped at opposing angles. This creates a unique texture (see left photo) of alternately woven fibers that withstands many kinds of stresses, including twisting motions.
The UV gloss finish applied the KACHI-IRO Special Edition laptop provides a scratch resistant, luxurious feel.

How this unique color was achieved on aluminum

The palm rest’s textured surface was anodized using a variety of naturally derived indigo pigments to microscopically penetrate the aluminum and provide a rich and unique appearance.

Illustration of anodizing process


Unidirectional carbon’s strength as a material greatly increases if layers of the material are overlapped at opposing angles. This creates a unique texture (see left photo) of alternately woven fibers that withstands many kinds of stresses, including twisting motions.

Elegant brilliance that lets the color shine through

Kachi-iro has been used since ancient times as a decoration on armor as a good omen before battle. And since the VAIO SX12 KACHI-IRO Special Edition laptop with its golden logo is a modern business person’s tool, we believe it’s sparkling indigo dyed top case which packs the same power of good luck.

Package and accessories are also kachi-iro colored.

Each laptop comes in a kachi-iro decorative box with the VAIO logo.

Only the best cleaning accessories for VAIO SX12 so we have included Toray’s advanced technology “Ultra Suede R” cloth which is made in Japan and dye in an exclusive color.