E-ink displays are already common in devices like the Kindle, but HP has taken the tech a step further with thin, printable color displays called eSkins. Printed in massive rolls, eSkins can then be cut and used as a thin coating on, say, your laptop's lid, turning the surface into an active, color display.
The material is infused with ultra-thin circuitry and an electronically-controlled ink available in a wide range of Pantone colors, which are conveyed in "print quality." As in all e-ink displays, a current passes through the substrate to activate the ink; otherwise, the eSkin is transparent to reveal the surface underneath. The eSkin material are flexible and can be manufactured in large-scale rolls rather than individually, making them cheaper and ensuring that our eyes will not have to suffer through looking at any static, information-less screen in the future.
I want it on my windshield hooked up with sensors to block the sun and any glints from hitting my eyes. It could also be a hud display and when I'm parked it could be left totally on to keep sunlight from getting in at all.
This HUGE ... World Technology Philosophy General Reality Paradigm Shift! - "Flexible displays" ..it is not what you see, or what you think it is, it's what we display on it :]
and combine this with the upcoming principle of invisibility ... and underlying revolution of nanotechnology .... and, we do have a mess - the end of the world, in fact, ... at least as we thought we knew it, .. if we are lucky, that is
Wow! E skin is also proposed for applications such as tactile movement dance and sound for the visually impaired and the meditated.
Fabulous opportunity for the home decorator to do something with with simple design and art.
We use HP printers at our company for producing exhibition display graphics. There is no doubt that HP have got their heads screwed on, the machines are very reliable and great quality.
This type of technology sounds very interesting and perhaps could be used to replace many traditional printed displays.