Seeking to get even closer to the natural reading experience through electronic ink devices, the company E Ink has just officially presented the new generation of its digital paper technology called E Ink Gallery 3.
Among the advantages over the previous generation is an increase in the refresh rate both in black and white and through the different possible color modes, as well as an increase in the maximum resolution allowed, and the possibility of offering a more complete color gamut through the use of a four-particle ink system: cyan, magenta, yellow and white.
As specified in the press release:
In Gallery 3, the black and white refresh time has been improved to 350 milliseconds, fast color mode is 500 ms, standard color mode is 750-1000 ms and best color is achieved at 1500 ms. (…) In addition, Gallery 3 will have an improved resolution of 300 pixels per inch (ppi) compared to the previous 150 ppi and an operating temperature of 0 to 50 degrees Celsius, on par with black and white e-readers.
The effort to reach this milestone has been quite extensive. They talk about having invested more than $100 million for R&D resources and budget seeking to improve their technology in every aspect, and for which they have worked their entire team spread around the world over the last few years.
It will ultimately be the business customers who will be able to adapt their new generation of digital paper for integration into their e-book reading devices and tablets to make them available to end customers.