Panasonic is showing off a new 4K2K OLED panel for TVs measuring 56-inches at CES 2013. The panel has a native resolution of 3840 x 2160. Panasonic says that it is the world's largest OLED panel produced through the RGB all-printing method.
That method of production is a printing method where OLED materials are applied to the substrate through printing technique to form a electroluminescent layer. Panasonic says that due to the simplicity of the production process it expects that the technology will be easily adaptable to the production of panels in a variety of screen sizes.
Panasonic says that its printing method also makes it possible to apply just the right amount of organic material to where it's needed reducing waste material and shortening production leadtime. That all means that the Panasonic printing method makes the production of OLED panels more affordable and products using these panels cheaper.
Panasonic says that it's all-printing method is suitable for panels as large as 56-inches and the process technology enables the separate application of the RGB OLED materials by color. The panel produced using this method has a peak luminance of 500 cd/m2 and supports a 10-bit grayscale. The thickest part of the panel is 8.9 mm and it weighs 12.4 kg. The contrast ratio for the panel is 3,000,000:1 and its able to reproduce 100% of the NTSC color gamut.