Only the Encore was specially designed to maximize deflection (power) and surface roughness (spin). Based on USAPA guidelines, the Encore hits both limits. Meaning no paddle can ever have more of either. They can aspire to be equal, but can never surpass. Now you have the control (spin) to keep those hard shots in.
The engineering of the Encore goes further, by maximizing the amount of time the ball stays on the paddle, enabling the soft feel you need to command the soft (net) game.
The 'Encore' (with colour) Pickleball paddle is the same exact paddle as the legacy traditional all white 'Encore'. The only difference is the fresh graphics on the paddle face. To answer the first question from everyone, the new graphics are chemically bonded to the face so they do not interfere with the playability of the 'Encore' specialized skin. You get the same great control, feel and features you've always loved from the traditional all white 'Encore'. You can now just have it with some 'colour' (which won't fade or wear away).