Small epaper display & query

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by, May 27, 2014.


    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Does anyone know where I can get small e-paper display (sunlight readable).
    I searched for smaller display like: 1.44" like

    but I want to go smaller like 0.96" or 1".

    1. How to view e-paper in night. Do they have LED on back.
  2. timwhite


    Apr 10, 2014
    Most e-paper displays do not have a backlight, as they are meant to be read exactly like paper. There are some semi-lit e-paper hybrids though, such as this one by Adafruit:

    Also, I'm not sure you'll be able to find much smaller than that, as you start having to worry a lot about the built-in circuit's density.

    I did find a flexible 1.73" display though that looked pretty cool, if you were trying to use it for some sort of smart watch, I think it would be perfect. You can find more about it on eink's site:
  3. RichardO

    Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    Look at this display:

    It is not an e-paper display but it only needs about 10 uW to show a static image. It does not have a backlight but does have very high contrast compared to most LCD's. I don't know how its contrast compares to the e-paper display.