YieldJet Prints OLED TV Panels Using InkJet Technology
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
OLED TV panels are the future, there is no doubt about it. If you have doubts about the benefits of an OLED panel, it is because you haven’t seen one yet, with many panels promising infinite contrast ratios, the blackest of black and colours unlike anything else on the market. Add that to 4K panels and you’ve got something more drool worthy than any other TV on the market… but there is a downside, cost.
OLED is expensive technology due to the fact they are a small nightmare to manufacture. The process of creating a panel for OLED requires a vacuum evaporation technique, and something called shadow masking which are basically wasteful, inefficient and expensive. So much so that it takes longer to make an OLED display than any other type of display, but the failure rate is also higher, this in turn pushes the retail price through the roof.
YieldJet promises to fix this, using their OLED panel printing system that is effectively a giant inkjet printer in a pure nitrogen chamber that places OLED pixels on glass or plastic. That means that the panels can be easily mass produced, with greater accuracy, lower fail rates, reduced cost and effectively made to any size for smartphones and giant TV screens.
In short, the future is looking pretty promising for OLED TV.
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