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

E Ink iPhone case makers PopSlate goes bankcrupt

Mar 19, 2017

E Ink iPhone case developer PopSlate announced that the company has entered into the legal process for dissolution of the company, and current customers that ordered its PopSlate 2 case will not get their products or be issued a refund

PopSlate 2 photo

In early 2016 PopSlate raised $1.1 million in a crowd funding campaign to develop the PopSlate 2 - which was supposed to offer a 4.7" 800x450 E Ink display for the back of your phone.

E Ink and Dai Nippon to launch a new E Ink Prism based retail system

Mar 08, 2017

In March 2016 Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) announced a strategic partnership with E Ink to co-develop and co-market products that use E Ink displays - mainly targeting the retail market and also security cards and smartcards.

DNP and E Ink booth at RetailTech Japan 2016

E Ink Holdings now says that the two companies will launch a point-of-purchase (POP) interactive advertising display next month. The POP solution will be based on E Ink's Prism color-variable e-paper technology. The system can "sense consumers' shopping behavior" and display responsive colors and patterns "in line with the sensed behavior". The idea is that such a display will make products more visible and attractive to consumers.

New e-paper device: Oaxis InkCase IVY

The Oaxis InkCase IVY is a smart iPhone 7 case that offers a 2.13" E Ink display that can display the time, notifications, to-do lists and calendar reminders. It can also be customized to show an image so to enhance the style of your iPhone case. The IVY can last up to two months between charges, and protects your phone using BubblePro drop protection tech.

Oaxis Inkcase IVY photo

The IVY will ship soon and is ready for pre-order at $49 for the black and white version and $52 for the wood finish model (these prices are lower than the price after launch).

New e-paper device: Ginnovation MaterCall

MaterCall is an innovating parking solution that uses NFC/QR and a small numeric e-Paper (E Ink) display to show driver phone numbers. The idea is that people can leave their phone number to the car owner via a simple application.

Ginnovation MaterCall photo

The MaterCall is launching for the Korean market, mostly targeting rental cars. It is available in 'card-type' or 'case type' which is a bit larger but more affordable. For more information click here.

Samsung patents a mobile phone cover with an E Ink display

Jan 23, 2017

Samsung filed a patent in Korea for a mobile phone cover that includes an E Ink display to show notifications. Some covers include a transparent part (or just a hole) through which you can see the display - and if it's an OLED, it makes sense because this uses very little power (only lit pixels draw power in an OLED display).

Samsung E Ink phone cover patent photo

This is just a patent application for now, but it will be interesting if Samsung actually produced such an accessory for one of its future or present smartphones.

New e-paper device: HiSense A2

HiSense's A2 is a dual-screen smartphone that features a 5.5" FHD AMOLED screen on the front and a 5.2" 960x540 E Ink screen on the back side. Other features include Android 6.0, 1.4Ghz octa-core CPU, 3/4GB of RAM, 32/64 GB of storage, finger print sensor, a microSD slot and Dual-SIM.

HiSense A2 photo

The A2 was launched in January 2017, but HiSense did not yet reveal the release date or price of this new phone.

E Ink and Texen to bring battery-less displays based smart packaging

Jan 22, 2017

E Ink announced a new collaboration with Texen, a provider of product solutions for the luxury and beauty market, to bring personalized packaging solutions to cosmetic customers. The companies demonstrated a smart packaging design for customizable packaging displays for makeup compacts, perfume bottles and other cosmetic packaging.

Texen E Ink concept photo

The E Ink display is powered purely by near field communications (NFC) and can be updated by a smartphone that generates radio frequency signals carrying both the information and energy needed to update the display. E Ink and Texen are already taking customers orders for the new solution.