EASY e-PAPER SOLUTIONS

Supplies & Integrations of e-Paper Display

History of e-Ink:

E Ink Corporation emerged from MIT Media Lab in 1997 commercializing electronic ink and EPD technology, Prime View Int’l, est. in 1992 as the first TFT LCD Company in Taiwan, focusing on small-to-medium-sized TFT LCDs. In 2009, Prime View acquired E Ink Corporation.

What is e-Ink

Electrophoretic ink, often called electronic ink. When laminated to a plastic film, and then adhered to electronics, it creates an Electronic Paper Display (EPD).

Technology Benefits

Ultra Low Power

No power needed to hold an image; Its bi-stability allows an image on an e Ink screen to be retained even when all power sources are removed.

Reflective

No backlight; e Ink displays are referred to as “reflective displays”, no backlight is used; rather, ambient light from the environment is reflected from the surface of the display. Eliminating the need for a backlight significantly increases the battery life.

Rugged

e Ink displays are comprised of an ink layer laminated to a plastic film substrate, end product with less breakage in the electronics due to drops or stress tension.

Ultra Low Power

No power needed to hold an image; Its bi-stability allows an image on an e Ink screen to be retained even when all power sources are removed.

Reflective

No backlight; e Ink displays are referred to as “reflective displays”, no backlight is used; rather, ambient light from the environment is reflected from the surface of the display. Eliminating the need for a backlight significantly increases the battery life.

Rugged

e Ink displays are comprised of an ink layer laminated to a plastic film substrate, end product with less breakage in the electronics due to drops or stress tension.

Technology

Two Pigment Ink Systems

The two-pigment electronic ink system is made up of millions of tiny microcapsules. Each microcapsule contains negatively charged white particles and positively charged black particles suspended in a clear fluid. When a positive or negative electric field is applied, corresponding particles move to the top of the microcapsule where they become visible to the viewer. This makes the surface appear white or black at that particular area.

Three Pigment Ink Systems

E Ink Spectra™; E Ink Spectra is the first three pigment electronic ink offered in mass production. EPDs using Spectra offer the same high-contrast, sunlight readable, low-power performance attributes of our other display types. The first generation of Spectra features black, white and red or yellow pigments, and we expect to release additional colors in the future.

Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP)

Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP); ACeP achieves a full color gamut, including all eight primary colors, using only colored pigments. The ink can be incorporated into either microcapsule or microcup structures. Color is achieved by having all the colored pigments in every pixel, removing the need for a color filter array. ACeP maintains the ultra-low-power and paper-like readability under all lighting conditions of regular E Ink ePaper.

Applications

ESL Devices

E Reader

Luggage

E Ink Mobius Displays are ideal for a variety of dynamic content applications including:

  • eReaders, educational devices, such as eTextbooks, eNewspapers & eMagazines
  • Luggage Tag (Shatterproof), smartcard with Active Matrix EPD (thin and flexible)
  • Electronic Shelf Label
  • Mobile & Wearable’s
  • Industrial & Packaging, Logistic Tag (Shatterproof)
  • Signage
    • Public Transportation
    • Public Information display
  • Interactive whiteboards and E-Writers
  • Menu boards

E Ink Mobius Displays are ideal for a variety of dynamic content applications including:

  • eReaders, educational devices, such as eTextbooks, eNewspapers & eMagazines
  • Luggage Tag (Shatterproof), smartcard with Active Matrix EPD (thin and flexible)
  • Electronic Shelf Label
  • Mobile & Wearable’s
  • Industrial & Packaging, Logistic Tag (Shatterproof)
  • Signage
    • Public Transportation
    • Public Information display
  • Interactive whiteboards and E-Writers
  • Menu boards