What is an e-paper display?
Among its other applications, the e-Paper display can be found in e-readers. The digital way of reading books. This technology was designed so that the display would mimic the appearance of ink on paper. Reading is less of a strain on the eyes than with conventional displays because e-paper does not emit light.
The e-paper displays by ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY (EA) offer very high levels of contrast. They can be read in sunlight, even without additional lighting.
E-paper display technology
E-paper displays operate without power. Only when the content segment changes is a brief burst of energy required. That means these displays are so energy efficient, they can run for a long time on batteries.
The technology works by using conductive plastic. The screen is filled with small capsules containing fluid and minuscule black and white particles that have a positive (white) or negative (black) charge. If a positive charge is applied to the top of a capsule, the black particles move up and the white balls are pushed down. By applying different charges to the many capsules in the screen, you can display characters. When the charge is switched off, the black and white particles stay where they are.
E-paper displays are used for long-lasting displays that retain the capability of being changed. They can be used as price labels (e-labels) at hospitality wholesale companies and large retail chains.
These displays are also perfect for use in restaurants, where they can indicate table numbers or function as “reserved” signs. They can also be used as personal name badges at trade fairs.
The advantages of e-paper over LCD include
- It is lighter
- It is thinner and more flexible
- Extremely low energy consumption
- The screen can be read without power
- No backlight required
Which display do I need?
At Pedak we have a variety of displays in our product range. We would be happy to help you find the best solution for your application. Whether it turns out to be an LCD, TFT or e-Paper display, we will help you with sound advice and excellent service.
Please get in touch with our specialists by phone or email.