New Study to Examine E-Paper's Potential in Graphic Arts
HARRISVILLE, RI (PRWEB) -- October 24, 2005 -- Strategies for Management, Inc. has announced a new research initiative, "E-Paper Technology and Opportunities in Publishing, Communications, and the Graphic Arts."
The research team will investigate the current state of e-paper technologies and their prospects for commercialization. They will analyze potential effects on published, Internet-based, and printed communications as well as labeling and packaging, and everyday products where images, information, and data are visually displayed.
E-Paper represents the potential to be a significant disruptive event, creating new applications, opportunities and challenges in its wake. The project will be led by Dr. Joseph Webb, recognized publishing guru Bob Sacks, technology writer and analyst Richard Romano, and managed by consultant Vince Naselli.
What is E-Paper?
E-paper has been a topic of interest among researchers, technologists, and futurists for decades. Among its most notable proponents has been the MIT Media Lab, which has been directly involved or has indirectly captured the interest of e-paper researchers and developers. Among the companies involved in the industry to date are Fujitsu, Xerox, Philips, E-Ink, and many others.
In addition to e-paper further energizing the "always connected" lifestyle of instant information access and portability, e-paper is likely to be found in many unexpected places. Seiko, for example, has introduced a watch with an e-paper face. E-paper will impact many forms of media including magazines, newspapers, books, business documents, packaging, graphic displays and reference materials, though these are just the tip of the iceberg. After decades in the laboratory, e-paper technologies seem posed for commercialization starting as early as 2006. Even the way information is presented on the Internet will be affected. The possibilities offered by the effective commercialization of e-paper may be limited only by one's imagination.
Major Project Topics
The project mission includes the following: