E INK has big plans for 2024 and will be focusing on colour in a big way. The company has several solutions for e-readers, e-notes and digital signage. They will be pushing Kaleido 3 colour e-paper to all of their partners to try and get more devices into customers’ hands. They will be lobbying all of their big customers to adopt it. Might we see a colour Kindle or Kobo in 2024?
E Ink Spectra 6, launched in early 2023, represents a significant leap in full-colour e-paper technology. It boasts unprecedented colour saturation and vibrancy for reflective displays, rivalling the quality of today’s most advanced paper-based colour printers available in the market. The technology offers a high-quality alternative to paper-based posters and signage, including POP displays, billboards, posters, and in-store advertisements. Leveraging an expanded colour spectrum and advanced colour imaging algorithms, it provides full-colour displays, enhancing the effectiveness of product advertising and marketing. E Ink Spectra 6 offers a range of display sizes to cater to diverse application scenarios.
E Ink Kaleido 3, another award-winning technology, is based on print colour e-paper technology. It leverages the RGB colour display principle to bring vibrant colours to black-and-white e-paper film, offering a palette of 4,096 colours. This technology delivers sharp and clear colour images and text, offering comfortable, non-glare colour digital content that closely emulates the quality of colour printing on paper-based signage. It can display 150 PPI on most e-readers and e-notes.
In addition, E Ink Kaleido 3 Outdoor colour e-paper technology is designed for outdoor information boards, enabling rapid dynamic updates of information. Compared to traditional paper-based signage, it offers enhanced functionality and environmental benefits. The world’s first E Ink Kaleido 3 Outdoor electronic paper digital signage has already been deployed in Sydney, Australia, for smart parking signage.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.