A revolutionary display system A revolutionary display system

Paper show is a revolutionary plug & play tool which makes it possible to display hand written notes onto a computer screen. It is very easy to use and does not require any installation onto a computer. Paper Show consists of a USB key (which plugs into the PC and contains the software), a digital pen and interactive paper. Simply write on the interactive paper and see your work displayed on screen.

Paper show has two main applications; it can be used as a digital whiteboard or as a means to mark up PowerPoint presentations. Once your session has finished you can email the results, print out copies, or save your work as a PowerPoint or PDF file.

If you would like a demonstration of this tool please contact Sean Thompson, phone extension 1595 or email Sean.Thompson@uea.ac.uk to request this.

How to book

LaRC has 2 Paper Show kits available for UEA staff and research postgraduates to borrow.


A School or Department is responsible for the Paper Show kits while they are on loan, and will be charged £120 if the entire kit is not returned, or £20 for the USB key, £85 for the digital pen and £10 for each of the pads of paper. Therefore, Heads of School/Department or Deputy Heads of School/Department must sign a form to authorise loans of the Paper Show kits from LaRC to all staff and research postgraduates in their School or Department. Authorisation only needs to be obtained once to cover the relevant School or Department.

Download Authorisation form

Schools/Departments with authorisation in place are:

  • AHP
  • CHE
  • VCO

Making a loan request

Loans are made on a first come first served basis and you should check availability well in advance of your session(s). You can make a request by completing the online booking form. If you have any queries please contact Sean Thompson on extension 1595 or email Sean.Thompson@uea.ac.uk. Once a request has been received a confirmation email will be sent as soon as possible.

Collecting and returning the Paper Show kits

The Paper Show kits should be collected from and returned to the Studio Technology Service, which is located on Floor 02 of the Library building. should Please note, the entrance to the Studio Technology Service is directly from Suffolk Road and not via the Library entrance. The equipment can be collected from Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm.