Dasung PaperMovie Combines a Projector with a 13.3″ E-ink Screen

The Chinese startup is the first and only company to sell an E-ink monitor, and soon they will be the first to sell – well, I’m not sure what it is.

According to a leaked product page, the PaperMovie is a new display that combines a small overhead projector with a 13.3″ E-ink monitor. Thanks to that projector, it is reportedly capable of displaying color.

As you may know, E-ink screens are great at black and white but terrible at displaying color because the only way to display color on an E-ink screen is by putting a filter on top of a grayscale screen (there’s better tech coming, but it’s not available yet). That filter reduces the resolution, and leaves the screen with a gray undertone.

The PaperMovie gets around this shortcoming by using the projector to  put the color on E-ink screen.

Or at least that is what is promised in the listing on Taobao; we have yet to see the device in action, or even see an official press release.

At this point the PaperMovie  is more of a dream than a product, but if it does ship the most likely ship date is the end of next year.

Stay tuned.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Q8 December, 2017

    Does this make sense ? Couldnt you just purchase a seperate projector and use it on an E ink Device you already have

  2. Q8 December, 2017

    Also, what upcoming tech are you referring to. Clearink ?

    1. Nate Hoffelder8 December, 2017

      I was referring to this:

      Somehow the link did not make it into the post.

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