Method of printing a multiple color image using heat sensitive inks
Image forming process and printed article
Thermal transfer image receiving material and thermal transfer recording method using the receiving material Patent #: 6372689
ApplicationNo. 10/045647 filed on 01/11/2002
US Classes:347/105, Receiving medium347/100, Ink347/101Medium and processing means
ExaminersPrimary: Meier, Stephen D.
Assistant: Shah, Manish
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB41M 5/035 (20060101)
B41J 11/00 (20060101)
B41M 5/025 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data2001-01-22 JP
AbstractThere is provided an image-forming method which is capable of carrying out edge-to-edge properly on a medium such as a card, and a print medium and a sheet cartridge for use in the image-forming method. An image is printed on an ink image-receiving sheet by using a sublimable dye ink, thereby causing the sublimable dye ink to be held by the ink image-receiving sheet. The image is fixed on the medium body by heating the ink image-receiving sheet and a medium body overlaid to each other and thereby causing diffusion of the sublimable dye ink held in the ink image-receiving sheet on a surface of the medium body for color development. Then, the ink image-receiving sheet is removed from the medium body having the image fixed thereon. In this image-forming method, the ink image-receiving sheet is formed to have a larger size than the medium body.