E-Ink-Info: the e-paper experts

E-Ink-Info is the world's leading e-paper publication for over 5 years. E-Paper displays, used in e-readers, signage and retail applications, are extremely efficient and readable. We bring you daily e-paper news and industry services.

Recent e-Paper News

New e-paper device: Kobo Aura One

The Kobo Aura One is a large e-reader that sports a 7.8" 300 PPI E Ink display and is water resistant (IPX8, which means it can be submerged in 2 meters of water). Other features include a 1Ghz CPU and 512Mb of RAM. The Aura One weighs 230 grams and is only 6.9mm thick.

Kobo Aura One photo

The Aura One will ship in September 2016 for $229 in the US.

Visionect announces a new E Ink system for museum labels

Aug 12, 2016

Visionect announced a new e-paper based system for museum galleries. The AMLABEL Digital Gallery Display uses a 6" or 9.7" E Ink display and a Wi-Fi based management system to replace regular printed labels in Museums. The system is battery powered, completely cordless and can be installed without any drilling.

Visionect Amlabel photo

According to Visionect, museums usually print hundreds of labels per year, with the cost of each label around $70-$100 (including design and labor). The printed labels are costy and need to replaced manually - and of course are not interactive - you cannot display many languages, or increase the font size. The new solution aims to solve these problems.

Singapore installs 11 color E Ink bus stop information boards

Aug 07, 2016

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority installed new public transportation information boards at 11 bus stops across the city. The boards are based on color 31.2" E Ink displays with LED front light. The system design and integration was performed by Visionect.

Singapore public transport color E Ink display

This pilot project chose an ePaper solution because it is extremely energy efficient and runs on solar cells, completely independently from the electrical grid. If the project proves to be successful, this may lead to wider adoption on up to 200 bus stops in the next few years.

Visionect helps develop a solar-powered ePaper-based violence prevention system

Jul 15, 2016

Mexico-based PERO360 developed a new solar-powered E Ink kiosk called Community HUB, that help students in schools report violence cases anonymously and safely. A 12-month trial in Mexico saw rediced abusive behavior and helped the school implement new violence prevention politics. Community HUB won the World Summit Aware for Inclusion and Empowerment.

Community HUB photo

The Community HUB uses Visionect's E Ink system. The developers say e-paper is the best fit for this kind of application due to the low power consumption and the outdoor visibility.

Amazon Kindle was a huge success at the company's second annual Prime Day

Jul 14, 2016

Amazon reportedly enjoyed tremendous success with its second annual Prime Day. According to the Good E-Reader, one of the biggest success stories was the Kindle e-Reader - Amazon sold a few hundred thousand of its Kindles worldwide.

Amazon Kindle Oasis photo

Amazon offers several e-reader Kindles - from the basic models up to the high-end $290 Kindle Oasis. It's likely that most people opted for the cheaper, basic Kindle.