What a flexible display looks like

What a flexible display looks like

Summary: To get screens to be as ubiquitous as paper, the price is going to have to drop as low as paper - and than means getting away from clean rooms and expensive glass-handling robots. HP, as a printer company, thinks that printing screens is the way to do it.

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To get screens to be as ubiquitous as paper, the price is going to have to drop as low as paper - and than means getting away from clean rooms and expensive glass-handling robots. HP, as a printer company, thinks that printing screens is the way to do it. Here's a look at the flexible display substrate HP's Phil McKinney was showing off at Maker Faire.

McKinney unfolds a long sheet of the base layer of a display, printed onto mylar.

The wear and tear that shows why displays on a flexible substrate will have to be fixed in use - you can't keep a working screen rolled up in your pocket.

A prototype shared tablet from the team at HP that creates mockups to see how people react when they have the object in their hands - which can be very differently from when they just see a picture.

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Topic: Windows

Simon Bisson

About Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.

Mary Branscombe

About Mary Branscombe

Mary Branscombe is a freelance tech journalist. Mary has been a technology writer for nearly two decades, covering everything from early versions of Windows and Office to the first smartphones, the arrival of the web and most things inbetween.

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