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 shows a prism-powered dress

During CES, EIH's booth is showing this strange-looking dress made from E Ink prism panels. The dress itself was designed by Dai Nippon Printing, and it was already on display at a retail tech show earlier this year in Japan.

E Ink shows new e-paper products and prototypes at CES 2018

E Ink Holdings is showcasing its latest solutions, prototypes and products that use its e-paper displays at CES 2018. Products on display include mobile devices, retail and healthcare solutions and digital signage.

E Ink prototypes and devices at CES 2018

E Ink is showing the latest wearables, e-readers and tablets, and is also demonstrating a replica of the Dazzle wall at the San Diego International Airport parking garage, the world's largest media facade (with 2,100 E Ink Prism tiles), a Bergmeyer-designed E Ink Prism dress, color 32-inch and 13.3-inch Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP), a reconfigurable battery-less (based on Powercast power harvesting RFID technology) price tag and more.

The best of 2017 - top ePaper stories

2017 is soon over - and this has been an interesting year for the e-paper industry. We continued to see the trend that began a few years ago - with the focus of the industry on signage and retail applications rather than e-readers, even though the e-reader market is stronger than expected.

Here are the top 10 stories posted on E-Ink-Info in 2017, ranked by popularity (i.e. how many people read the story):

  1. Dasung runs out of its 13.3" E Ink monitor, readying its next-gen Bluetooth powered one (Jan 21)
  2. E Ink demonstrates a foldable 10.2" e-paper prototype (Jun 16)
  3. Q&A with Sri Peruvemba, Visionect's new board member and E Ink veteran (Oct 18)
  4. Vienna's Airport Line install E Ink signage in all its shuttle bus stations (Nov 11)
  5. Samsung patents a mobile phone cover with an E Ink display (Jan 23)
  6. Visionect launches a new 13.3" digital E Ink sign (May 19)
  7. Japan Display developed a 400-600 PPI E Ink backplane (May 23)
  8. E Ink iPhone case makers PopSlate goes bankcrupt (Mar 19)
  9. E Ink and Dai Nippon to launch a new E Ink Prism based retail system (Mar 8)
  10. E Ink and Texen to bring battery-less displays based smart packaging (Jan 22)

Meet SRD: Bodle's e-paper display technology based on PCM materials

While E Ink is certainly the clear leader in the e-paper market, some companies are developing what they hope will become next-gen e-paper displays. Bodle, based in Oxford, UK, is developing a technology it calls SRD, based on research that started in Oxford University a few years ago.

Bodle SRD display mechanism

SRD, or Solid-State Reflective Displays, creates color using light interference inside an ultra-thin film. The film contains a phase-change material, the same one used in writable CD-R discs. When this material is switched between its amorphous and crystalline phases, the color is changed.

EIH sales rise 7.8% in Q3 to reach $158 million

E Ink Holdings (EIH) reported its financial results for Q3 2017, with revenues of $158.8 million (up 7.8% from Q3 2016 and 29.8% from Q2 2017) and a net profit of of $38.8 million.

Bookeen Saga photo

E Ink says that these excellent results were due to a sharp increase in e-reader and e-paper notebook sales and improvements in operation efficiency and production yields. E-reader and notebook sales accounted for 70% of EIH's revenues.