Many of us prefer to do their nightly readings on E Ink discs. They provide a more natural experience, are gentler on the eyes, and don’t take a lot of energy. However, they do come with drawbacks that some users may find annoying. For example, previous versions of these ePaper tablets only supported black and white colors. This shouldn’t be a deal breaker, unless you’re reading color comic books. Another annoyance is the slow refresh rates. As you turn a page, you may find yourself staring at slow animations. E Ink continues to work on improving its technology, though, and an upgraded product has just arrived. The company has officially launched Gallery 3 Color ePaper with add-ons that make reading on these tablets more comfortable.
“E Ink is pleased to announce this major breakthrough with E Ink Gallery 3,” said Johnson Lee, CEO of E Ink. “For the first time, the Gallery Platform Series can be offered in full color ink for an enhanced reading and shopping experience for e-books, and for viewing and editing color documents in eNotes. We have invested more than $100 million in research and development and budget resources to improve every aspect of this technology. We have invested more than $100 million in R&D and budget resources to improve every aspect of this technology. Our worldwide team has worked tirelessly over the past several years, creating a product we are all proud of.”
E Ink Gallery 3 Color ePaper achieves a full range of colors though cyan, magenta, yellow and white ink. It also improves the black and white refresh speed to 350ms, with the best color mode requiring 1500ms. Those speeds are a noticeable bump when compared to previous generations – because they make a definite difference to the animation. Aside from the higher speeds, Gallery 3 also supports 300dpi resolution, up from 150dpi.
With the release of E Ink Gallery 3, we are one step closer to achieving a natural digital reading experience. And with support for rotatable screens, the technology is close to perfect. These devices contribute less to carbon dioxide emissions when compared to paper books and LCDs. So we just hope it becomes the norm and people’s first choice when it comes to reader choice.
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source: E Ink . newsroom