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: Sony DPT-CP1

Sony's DPT-CP1 is an A5-sized digital paper that uses a 10.3" 1404x1872 (224 PPI) E Ink display. The DPT-CP1 is used to view, annotate and create documents, and uses a stylus. The device has 16GB of storage, can last around a month on a single battery charge and can be connected to Android, iOS, Windows and Mac devices.

Sony DPT-CP1 photo

The DPT-CP1 will ship in Japan in June 2018 for around $650.

Introduction to OLEDs video

OLED displays are currently the most advanced displays in production, offering superior image quality, efficiency, flexibility and more. Here's our new short video that introduces OLED display technology and the current market status:

E Ink sees lower demand for e-reader displays in the first half of 2018

E Ink Holdings say that it expects low demand for e-paper displays in the first half of 2018, as the e-reader market is set for a low season as customers are transitioning to new models and are not ordering new displays (but rather use these in their inventories). E-reader displays account for about 70% of E Ink's revenues in 2017.

Bookeen Saga photo

Displays for e-notebooks and electronics shelf labels are expected to grow in the period, but apparently this won't be enough to offset the low demand for e-reader displays.

Introduction to Perovskite materials

Perovskite materials offer exciting properties which make them useful for solar panels, fuel cells, lasers - and even displays. Many believe Perovskites are the future of solar power and some estimate that perovskite QD adoption in display applications is right around the corner. Our new video below gives a short introduction to perovskites:

For more information on perovskites and to stay updated on these exciting materials, check out our Perovskite-Info knowledge hub!

Visionect announces a subscription model for its successful Joan meeting scheduling solution

Visionect's E Ink based Joan meeting scheduling solution is a very successful product, but it's relatively expensive - starting at €449 for the basic 6" model.

Visionect launched a new payment system, which they call Joan Universal. In this version, Joan costs only €199 - but with a monthly subscription fee of €19.95. You can pay for only the months you need the device (the data will be retained in the months you do not pay), so this new fee structure could be attractive.

Sydney Australia launches new E Ink powered bus stop displays

Visionect announced a new project in Sydney, to install digital bus stops around the Town Hall, designed and developed Mercury Innovation in collaboration with Visionect. The digital stops provide real-time bus arrivals, as well as capacity information, service notifications and any other relevant commuter information right at the stop.

Sydney bus stops with E Ink displays by Visionect photo

The new bus stops displays are based on E Ink panels and are powered by solar power. This is Visionect and Mercury's second project, following the 2016 installation of solar powered e-paper traffic signs in Sydney.

New e-paper device: Light Phone 2

The Light Phone 2 is a simple 4G (LTE) phone that is based on a large E Ink display. The Light phone 2 is based on the company's own OS and supports messaging, phone calls and more simple functions.

Light Phone 2 photo

The Light Phone 2 was funded in a crowdfunding campaign (which reached its goals very quickly). The phone will cost $225 as part of the campaign, with a $400 target retail cost. It will ship by April 2019.