E Ink Kaleido™
E Ink Kaleido™ displays offer 16 levels of grayscale and are capable of displaying 4096 colors. Kaleido enables ultra low power and high mobility devices with a paper-like experience, ideal for image-rich information applications such as charts, graphs, maps, photos, comics and advertising. And just like E Ink's monochrome ePaper products, Kaleido's crisp text and detailed color graphics are fully viewable in direct sunlight, and have the same low power attributes.
An E Ink Kaleido™ Module is comprised of a TFT backplane, Ink layer, Color Filter layer and Protective Sheet.
E Ink Kaleido™ utilizes a new printed Color Filter Array (CFA) technology in conjunction with E Ink's second generation Carta ink, which is faster and brighter than previous generations. The new printing process facilitates the need for a glass-based CFA, making the displays thinner and lighter than previous generations, while simultaneously having higher optical quality. This allows eReader companies to combine the power of traditional black and white displays with color for a more fully realized eBook shopping experience. for animations and page turns. With this new color technology, E Ink's eNote product lines are now able to introduce writing tablets with color highlighters, pens and markers, giving new options for education and professional devices.