Mono e-ink displays are now quite common. Such frequent low-power displays found a natural home in e-reader apps but made their way into other gadgets of interest. E-ink and light, however, do not seem to have merged, which holds back the promise of the show.
Today, with a new technology named’ Print-Color E Ink,’ the E Ink company hopes to expand the color e-ink business. The new tech ensures that e-ink displays of color can be as quick and sensitive as their mono-brothers. In comparison, the’ Print-Color E Ink ‘ panels are thinner and lighter than existing electronic paper glass filter filters thus offering better optical efficiency.
The eye-health-friendly display’s features will be first advertised for uses for literacy, school, and medical use. Taiwan’s CTimes says these displays will appear first in items such as e-readers or notebooks for those markets.
In addition to’ Print-Color E Ink,’ E Ink develops and markets Advanced Color ePaper (AceP)-an e-paper display of high quality and full reflective color. This allows a richer experience of color to preserve low power consumption and readability with sunlight. AceP is aimed at digital signage and retail customers and is currently available with a packaged Raspberry Pi 3 in a 13.3-inch demo kit form.
There must be something about the more vivid and colorful looking AceP that makes it unsuitable for the kinds of applications that will be used for’ Print-Color E Ink’-maybe power consumption, response times, and/or panel thickness/weight.
Back with Print-Color E Ink, shown on a few computers at last month’s Wacom Connected Event in Japan (see video above). A paper and video from the case suggest that by Q2 2020 it will be in mass production and delivered in goods by Q3 2020.