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Advances in phototackification
Author(s): Howard E. Simmons; Walter R. Hertler
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Paper Abstract

A direct single-layer negative-working phototackification system with application to 4-color half-tone proofing has been invented. It makes use of chemical amplification and is based on photo-induced microphase separation in an initially non-tacky miscible blend of acid-labile and tacky polymers. Factors which influence tack generation are discussed. The system has been sensitized both in the UV for conventional analog proofing and in the near-IR for digital proofing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1912, Color Hard Copy and Graphic Arts II, (18 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146276
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Howard E. Simmons, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. (United States)
Walter R. Hertler, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1912:
Color Hard Copy and Graphic Arts II
Jan Bares, Editor(s)

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