E Ink announces a new color ePaper technology called Printed Color E Ink

E Ink announced a new color e-paper technology, which they call Print-Color E Ink, which is intended for the smart education and retail markets. It can also be used in e-readers or e-notebooks, though.

E Ink Printed Color ePaper prototype photo

E Ink did not provide much details, but says that Print-Color E Ink panels are produced on plastic substrates and are utilizing a different technology than E Ink Advanced-Color ePaper (AcEP) - which seems to be of higher quality and as such targets different applications. The company is working with partners to "launch color electronic paper application products as soon as possible".

RyPax and E Ink collaborate to develop pharmaceutical e-paper packaging

Molded fiber packaging specialist RyPax Wing Fat announced that it will showcase sustainable packaging prototypes for pharmaceutical applications. These smart packaging solutions adopt small E Ink displays.

RyPax Wing Fat Work E Ink pharmaceutical packaging prototype photo

Smart packaging helps consumers to authenticate products, while giving easier access to product information. RyPax will roll out these new e-paper packaging solutions to their pharmaceutical and electronics clients as soon as next quarter.

New e-paper device: Sharp WG-PN1

Sharp's WG-PN1 is an electronic notebook that features a 6" 800x600 E Ink display. It can store up to 7,000 handwritten pages and has a battery that lasts up to 10 days of use.

Sharp WG-PN1 photo

The WG-PN1 will ship in Japan in November 2019 for 23,000 Yen (around $210).

e-paper tablet maker Remarkable raises $15 million

Remarkable, the company behind the reMarkable 10.3" 1872 x 1404 E Ink tablet has closed another financing round, raising $15 million from Spark Capital. This follows its $10 million seed rounds, and the company will use the new funds to accelerate its growth and launch R&D to develop future products.

Remarkable photo

The reMarkable's display is relatively fast (55 ms) and supports pen input. The device is based on a Linux OS and features include 8GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, a 1Ghz ARM A9 CPU, 3,000mAh battery and ePub and PDF file support. The reMarkable is now shipping for $599 (note: affiliate link to Amazon.com)