Monochrome Active Matrix

Pearl Imaging Film from E Ink offers two advantages over other technologies. First, it provides a contrast range that’s 50% greater than our previous generation film, so text is more readable as it “pops” off the page. Second, it’s faster, so reading is more natural and pages turn more quickly.


Enhanced Readability

E Ink Pearl creates a dramatic increase in contrast from earlier generations, giving eReaders a contrast ratio close to that of a paperback book. The crisp text and detailed graphics are also highly readable in direct sunlight. Pearl’s 16 levels of grey produce the sharpest rendering of images with smooth tones and rich detail.


Improved Speed

E Ink Pearl offers improved speed in page turns from prior generations, with update times ranging from 50-250ms. However, update time is not just a function of our ink – the electronics, waveform and chip sets all make an impact on speed In addition, E Ink Pearl supports localized animation for more enticing advertising content for eNewspaper or eMagazines and a richer educational experience in eTextbooks.


Lowest Power Consumption

E Ink makes the lowest power displays in the eReader industry. And Pearl advances that capability with next generation performance. Unlike other technologies, E Ink is bistable, which means it needs no power to hold an image or page of text. Learn more about how our ink significantly prolongs your battery life on our technology page.



E Ink Pearl modules consist of a TFT (thin film transistor), Ink layer and Protective Sheet. In addition, product designers can include a touch solution, which is incorporated into the module stack. E Ink currently offers digitizer and capacitive touch solutions. Digitizer touch technology utilizes a stylus to update the display, with the touch sensor sitting under the TFT. Capacitive touch technology utilizes finger swipes, and is placed on top of the display module. E Ink’s touch solutions will not affect the reflectivity of the display.


Pearl modules are available in several standard sizes:

Size Resolution Touch
Front Light
5″ 800 x 600 n/a n/a
6″ 800 x 600 n/a n/a
6″ 800 x 600 Capacitive n/a
6″ 1024 x 758 n/a n/a
6″ 1024 x 758 Capacitive n/a
6″ 1024 x 758 Capacitive With Front Light
8″ 1600 x1200 n/a n/a
9.7″ 1200 x 825 n/a n/a
9.7″ 1600 x 1200 n/a n/a
9.7″ 2400 x 1650 n/a n/a



E Ink Pearl Displays are ideal for a variety of dynamic content applications including:

  • Readers — eReaders, eTextbooks, eNewspapers, eMagazines, eDocuments
  • Wireless devices — remotes, game controllers
  • Health & Fitness Displays — cyclometers, Ultra-mobile PND, glucose monitors
  • Fashion and performance watches
  • Thermostats
  • Mobile point of sale units (signature pads)
  • In-store signage

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