BILLERICA, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–E Ink (8069.TWO), creator, pioneer and global market leader in digital paper technology, today announced the launch of E Ink Gallery™ 3, a new generation of color ePaper for the e-readers and electronic notes.
E Ink Gallery 3 is based on the E Ink ACeP™ Advanced Color ePaper platform. In this platform, a full color gamut is achieved through a four-particle ink system: cyan, magenta, yellow, and white, which enables a full color gamut at every pixel.
In Gallery 3, the black and white update time has been improved to 350 milliseconds (ms), fast color mode is 500 ms, standard color mode is 750-1000 ms, and best color is achieved at 1500 ms. This is a substantial improvement over the first-generation E Ink Gallery, which had a two-second black-and-white update time and ten-second color updates. Additionally, Gallery 3 will have an improved resolution of 300 pixels per inch (ppi) over the previous 150 ppi and an operating temperature of 0 to 50 degrees Celsius, on par with black and white eReaders.
E Ink Gallery 3 will also support black and white pen input, with the addition of several other colors and a 30ms update time. E Ink Gallery 3 will feature E Ink’s new ComfortGaze™ front light, which provides a blue light safe viewing experience.
“E Ink is very pleased to announce this significant breakthrough with E Ink Gallery 3,” said Johnson Lee, CEO of E Ink. “For the first time, our Gallery series of color ink platforms can be offered for an enhanced reading and shopping experience for e-books, as well as viewing and editing colored documents in eNotes. We have invested over $100 million in R&D resources and budget to improve every aspect of this technology. Our team around the world has worked tirelessly over the past few years and created a product we can all be proud of.
E Ink’s black-and-white displays have revolutionized reading with the adoption of low-power, easy-to-read displays available for e-readers. With Gallery 3 joining E Ink’s color printing technology, E Ink Kaleido 3, customers have several new color options to adopt in their devices. Over the past five years, 130 million e-readers have been used worldwide, replacing the purchase of paper editions of books. It is estimated that paper books and LCD devices would emit more 100,000 and 50 times CO2 vs eReaders respectively throughout this period.
E Ink Gallery 3 joins the recent portfolio of new color products that E Ink launched last month, including E Ink Spectra 3100 Plus for electronic shelf labels (ESL) and E Ink Gallery Plus for signage. These products can be viewed at Touch Taiwan 2022 from April 27 to 29, 2022, at E Ink’s booth, #M802 on the fourth floor of Taipei Nangang Expo Center, and during display week from May 10 to 12. at E Ink’s booth #626 at the San Jose Convention Center. E Ink will also feature foldable and rollable versions of E Ink Gallery 3.
Note: Gamut is a range of colors in the color spectrum that the human eye can identify, and it is also a concept of color space.
E Ink Holdings Inc. (8069.TWO), based on technology from MIT’s Media Lab, transformed and defined the e-reader market, enabling a new multi-billion dollar market in less than 10 years. E Ink’s low-power products are ideal for IoT applications ranging from retail, home, hospital, transportation and more, allowing customers to place displays in places previously impossible. The company’s business philosophy aims to provide revolutionary products, user experiences and environmental benefits through the development of advanced technologies. This vision has led to its continued investment in ePaper displays as well as expanding the use of its technologies into a number of other markets and applications, including smart packaging and fashion. Its electrophoretic display products make it the world leader in ePaper. Its Fringe Field Switching (FFS) technologies are a standard for high-end LCD displays and have been licensed to all major liquid crystal display manufacturers worldwide. Listed on the Taiwan Taipei Stock Exchange (TPEx) and the Luxembourg market, E Ink Holdings is now the world’s largest supplier of ePaper displays. For more information, please visit www.eink.com.