Panasonic has its own printing technology which the japanese company can print 4K OLED-Television devices. At IFA-2013 the company showcased a 56 inch 4K printed OLED-Tv.
Now at CES-2014 Panasonic showcase a curved 4K OLED panel which are produced in Japan with Panasonic´s own RGB all printing method. At the booth there are six 55 inch panels in a row in an S shape, three concave displays up to three convex ones to create this amazing shape. But this Displays are curved and not flexible like LGs 77 inch prototype at CES.
End 2013 Sony and Panasonic stop their partnership to develop printed OLED panels with the Super Top Emission method from Sony.
But it looks like Panasonic want to go the way for the mass production alone and want to introduce printed OLEDs in the next few years.
Panasonic printing method means that the organic materials are applied to the substrate through a printing technique to form an electroluminescent (EL) layer. This process is very simple so the goal is to reduce costs and material to produce cost competitive large/curved panels. The RGB all-printing technology, allows for the separate application of the red, green, and blue materials by means of printing, and has developed the equipment and process technologies to apply the materials uniformly to a large substrate. This technology is not ready for mass production yet, we think that Panasonic can be production ready in 2015 to produce cheap large panels.
Size: 55 Zoll
Resolution: 3840 (RGB)x2160 Pixel
Brightness: 500 cd/m²
Gray Factor: 10 bit
Colour: NTSC 100 %
Weight: 12.4 Kg
Thanks Verge for the pictures