Magazine with first electronic ink cover unveiled

July 26th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, July 26 (ANI): A magazine with the first electronic ink cover is set to hit the newsstands this September.

Americas popular mens magazine Esquire is set to unveil its digital front cover in September.

Electronic ink paper is created by coating a surface with millions of tiny microcapsules. Each microcapsule has positively charged white particles and negatively charged black particles suspended in a clear fluid.

When a very small electric charge is applied, the black particle will move to the top surface that makes a little black dot in that space. In this way, text characters and even graphic elements can be displayed.

Magazines have basically looked the same for 150 years, Live Science quoted Editor-in-Chief David Granger, as saying.

I have been frustrated with the lack of forward movement in the magazine industry.

The possibilities of print have just begun. In two years, I hope this looks like cellphones did in 1982, or car phones, he added.

The cover will have enough energy to run for about 90 days. (ANI)


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