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Thermal microcapsule transfer technology for full-color printing controlled by photo and thermal energies
Author(s): Masashi Miyagawa; Toshiharu Inui; Kazuhiro Nakajima; Norio Ohkuma; Noriyoshi Ishikawa; Tadashi Yamamoto; Masanori Takenouchi; Youichi Tominaga
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Paper Abstract

We propose a new image- recording system employing light and heat energies. This transfer recording medium comprises a substrate and a recording layer on which plural kinds of colored microcapsules are arranged to form an image. Each microcapsule contains a colorant, a monomer and a photo-initiator. Only when the light with a proper wavelength and the heat energy are simultaneously applied to the microcapsules, the monomer is polymerized and hardens the microcapsules, so that the hardened microcapsules can not be transferred to paper any longer. This photo thermal microcapsule transfer technology through a single transferring step will realize to make high-quality full-color image by a compact apparatus, and can be applicable for digital color printers or copying machines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1253, Hard Copy and Printing Materials, Media, and Processes, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19821
Show Author Affiliations
Masashi Miyagawa, Canon Inc. (Japan)
Toshiharu Inui, Canon Inc. (Japan)
Kazuhiro Nakajima, Canon Inc. (Japan)
Norio Ohkuma, Canon Inc. (Japan)
Noriyoshi Ishikawa, Canon Inc. (Japan)
Tadashi Yamamoto, Canon Inc. (Japan)
Masanori Takenouchi, Canon Inc. (Japan)
Youichi Tominaga, Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1253:
Hard Copy and Printing Materials, Media, and Processes
Joseph Gaynor, Editor(s)

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