Toppan Printing and Plastic Logic have announced they will jointly showcase the first large-area, flexible digital signage prototype, based on Plastic Logic’s flexible plastic display technology at RetailTech Japan in Tokyo. According to the announcement this is the first time in the world that a flexible, reflective digital signage module over 40” in size, using organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs), has been publicly shown.
Figure: Toppan Printing / Plastic Logic - Large area 42-inch flexible EPD
The large-area flexible electrophoretic display (EPD) module consists of :-
- Configuration: 16 x 10.7” monochrome flexible plastic displays
- Diagonal : 42” diagonal display with an effective pixel pitch of 0.7 mm
- Resolution: approximately six times higher than existing EPD signage
- Thickness: < 3mm
Large-area flexible electrophorectic displays enable a wide range of new and improved applications, such as informational signage in public facilities, which can be quickly updated to provide disaster-related information in an emergency situation where battery-operation is required, due to its ultra-low power consumption.
Indro Mukerjee, CEO Plastic Logic, said, "We are extremely pleased to be presenting another world-first enabled by Plastic Logic’s large-area plastic displays together with Toppan Printing at RetailTech Japan. This 42” daylight-readable digital signage module is just one of the many exciting and varied applications of our plastic flexible displays, which not only enable particularly light and thin end applications, but also revolutionary form factors, such as wearable and mobile devices."
Jin Endo, Head of Business Development Center, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. said, "We are delighted to cooperate with Plastic Logic to open new frontiers with regard to large-area flexible EPD. This new signage solution offers all the benefits of current EPD signage, including ultra-low power consumption, which is crucial for disaster-ready applications in the post-earthquake society of Japan, but with the additional advantage of a much higher resolution and a considerably lower module weight."