Color

BMW shows a color-changing car covered with Prism 3 E Ink panels

E Ink recently launched its latest segmented display technology, E Ink Prism 3, which features dynamic color changing capabilities. As part of the launch of this new technology, BMW presented its latest concept, the i Vision DEE car, which is covered with Prism 3 panels:

The i Vision DEE is covered with 240 panels, capable of showing 32 colors according to BMW (a bit strange as E Ink says the Prism 3 offers a palette of 8 colors only). Anyway this is a pretty nice concept, that builds on BMW's iX Flow shown a year before and covered with similar panels, but with monochrome (grayscale) Prism panels.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 12,2023

E Ink Gallery 3 ACeP color ePaper displays move into mass production

In April 2022, E Ink announced its latest color ePaper display, the Gallery 3, targeting applications in eReaders and Notes devices. The Gallery 3 is based on E Ink's ACeP (Advanced Color ePaper) platform, where a full-color gamut is achieved through a four particle ink system: cyan, magenta, yellow and white. The displays offer fast refresh rates (350 ms for black and white, 500-1500 ms for color refresh), a substantial improvement over the first generation E Ink Gallery.

E Ink Gallery 3 display

E Ink today announced that Gallery 3 has moved into mass production, with customer products from Bigme, BOOX, iFlyTek, iReader, PocketBook, Readmoo, and AOC coming down the pipeline in 2023 and beyond.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 15,2022

E Ink to adopt Sharp's IGZO backplane in future eReader and eNote displays

E Ink Holdings announced a partnership with Sharp Display Technology Corporation (SDTC) to adopt SDTC’s indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO*2) backplanes for ePaper modules using in eReader and eNote products.

E Ink and Sharp have been working together for two years to bring oxide TFTs for ePaper displays into the market. The two companies will demonstrate the first next-gen IGZO ePaper displays at CEATEC 2022 (October 18) - a 8" 300 PPI display that offers a refresh time of 0.35 seconds (monochrome) / 0.5-1.5 seconds (color).

Read the full story Posted: Sep 28,2022

Is Apple testing color E Ink displays for future foldable phones and tablets?

Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple is testing E Ink color ePaper display, for two different future devices. Apple is especially interested in E Ink displays due to their efficient power consumption.

The first device that Apple is testing is a tablet-like devices, while the second is a foldable phone. The foldable phone, which will use a foldable OLED inside, will require a cover display - for which an E Ink display can be highly suitable

 

Read the full story Posted: May 17,2022

AUO shows a new 7.9-inch reflective cholesteric LCD display prototype

AU Optronics demonstrated a new 7.9-inch display, that utilizes the company's new reflective LCD display technology, called ChLC - cholesteric liquid crystal technology.

The display can cut the driving voltage when the display is static, and does not have any backlight. This reduces the power consumption of the display, which also does not use any color filters or polarizers and so offers higher reflectivity and color saturation compared to E Ink displays.

Read the full story Posted: May 02,2022

E Ink announces the improved Gallery 3 ACeP color ePaper display

E Ink announced its latest color ePaper display, the Gallery 3, targeting applications in eReaders and Notes devices.

The Gallery 3 is based on E Ink's ACeP (Advanced Color ePaper) platform, where a full-color gamut is achieved through a four particle ink system: cyan, magenta, yellow and white, which allows a full color gamut at each pixel. Gallery 3 displays offers a faster refresh rate (350 ms for black and white, 500-1500 ms for color refresh), a substantial improvement over the first generation E Ink Gallery (which offers a black and white update in 2 seconds, and full-color in up to 10 seconds).

Read the full story Posted: Apr 26,2022

E Ink announces a new five-color ePaper display for retail applications

E Ink announced a new display type, called the E Ink Spectra 3100 Plus, which is a five-color ePaper aimed towards retail applications. The new displays support black, white, red, yellow and orange colors. This display is an enhancement of E Ink's current four-color Spectra 3100 ePaper, adding the new orange color.

E Ink will produce the Spectra 3100 Plus displays in a variety of sizes, including 1.64-inch, 2.36-inch, 3-inch, 4.37-inch, 7.3-inch and 8.14-inch.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 21,2022

E Ink partners with six display makers to increase production capacity of its latest ACeP color ePaper displays

E Ink announced that it is seeing increased demand for color ePaper displays, and it is working with six module production partners to promote its color (ACeP) displays and to increase production capacities of its Gallery Palette and Gallery plus panels.

ACeP color E Ink at SID 2016

The six partners are BOE Technology, DKE, Jiangxi Xing Tai Technology, Innolux Corporation, Qingyue Technology, and Yes Optoelectronics. E Ink supplies the color ePaper frontplane materials while the module makers manufacture the color ePaper modules in various sizes and shapes.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 13,2022

E Ink launches a new CFA color ePaper display, the Kaleido 3

E Ink launched its latest color ePaper display, the Kaleido 3, with richer colors. E Ink says that the Kaleido3 improves the color saturation by 30% compared the previous-generation Kaleido Plus (which was launched in March 2021).

The Kaleido 3 display is based on E Ink's Print Color ePaper technology, where a color filter array (CFA) is used in conjunction with E Ink’s Carta black and white ink film. The Kaleido 3 also implements E Ink's new ComfortGaze front light technology. ComfortGaze has been engineered to reduce the amount of blue light reflected off the surface of the display, providing further comfort while reading with reduced Blue Light Ratio (BLR) and Blue Light Toxicity Factor (BLTF) by up to 60% and 24% respectively compared to the previous generation of front light design.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 29,2022

E Ink launches Gallery Plus ACeP displays with improved colors and contrast

E Ink announced a new generation of its Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP) display, called the E Ink Gallery Plus. This full color display offers an improved contrast ratio and color gamut compared to the previous generation displays. E Ink targets commercial signage for these displays - such as retail, restaurants, transportation and public information displays.

E Ink says that the Gallery Plus displays, based on the ACeP platform, is a full-color electronic ink system with four color pigments: cyan, magenta, yellow, and white. The contrast ratio is improved by 40% (from 10 to 14). E Ink Gallery Plus will be available in various sizes for customers, including 13.3-inch, 25.3-inch, and 28-inch.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 25,2022