ePaper Displays

Extremely low-power displays with wide viewing angles
that can hold an image on the display without power

View Products

What is e-Paper?

E-Paper displays, also referred to as E-Ink displays, are extremely low power, monochrome displays which are designed to look like ink on a piece of paper. They are reflective displays meaning they have no backlight and therefore use very little power. The content on the display can be viewed in full sunlight and at very wide viewing angles. They are probably best known for e-readers such as the Amazon Kindle, but are now increasingly popular in industrial designs. Learn more in our glossary.

What are the benefits of using e-Paper displays

As mentioned above e-Paper displays can retain an image on the display with no power making these displays perfect for applications in the area of IoT, including electronic shelf labels, smart labels, smart home, smart wearables, smart logistics, smart healthcare, smart transportation, industrial instrumentation, and wireless communication.

  • No power needed to hold an image
  • Anti-glare surface so readable in full sunlight
  • Ultra-wide viewing angles in all directions
  • Light weight and extremely thin
  • Built in driver-IC
  • Available in a wide range of sizes
View Products

Holds a static image without power

E-paper differs from LCD because it only consumes power to change an image on the display. This is possible because E-paper is a bistable display technology, meaning that pixels will remain in a ‘selected’ state (dark) when chosen or in a ‘non-selected’ state (light) when not chosen. Dark ‘ON’ pixels can be controlled to display 16 grey shades on selected models and in more advanced modules, 7 different pixel colours are supported.

Once updated, the new display image will remain on the screen without the need for additional power, unlike traditional displays which require refreshing constantly, several times per second. This feature of the e-paper display means that battery operated devices using an e-ink technology display module can run for weeks or even months on a single battery charge.

epaper technology explained

Manufacturing Excellence

A recent strategic partnership announced between our manufacturing partner and E-Ink holdings means e-Paper display modules can be brought to industrial applications with:

  • quicker time to market
  • easier supply chain 
  • additional manufacturing services such as optical bonding, touch control and wireless communications.

E-Ink awarded Dark Sky Certificate

As cities continue to become smarter, the balance between delivering information to citizens and environmental concerns over carbon footprint and light pollution becomes more important. E-ink holdings have been awarded the Dark Sky certificate due to the unique attributes of their displays, only using power to switch images, not to continually display them, meaning the displays can be run using solar power, alleviating the need to be connected to the power grid.

Ideal markets for e-paper displays

Our E-paper display range

E-paper displays are available in screen sizes from 1.54" right up to 42". Below are a selection of products, but please get in touch for your specific display requirements.

Products Found



Screen Size




Temperature Range

Wide Viewing Angle



Your Display

  • Custom coverlens
  • Backlight enhancement
  • Films and filters
  • Optical bonding
  • Touch choice
  • Display mounting integration

Let's get started on your project

We aim to offer reliable and long-term solutions to our B2B customers. If you are a business and would like to discuss your display and/or embedded system requirements please contact us below

Want to know more?

We aim to offer reliable and long-term solutions to our B2B customers. If you would like to discuss your display and/or embedded system requirements please contact us below.