Dye - polymer affinity and its effect on thermal dye-transfer printing

K. Shinozaki, H. Hirano

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Dye-polymer affinity was estimated quantitatively, and its effect on the printing sensitivity in the so-called sublimation dye-transfer printing was investigated. Printing sensitivity increases with the affinity, although the diffusion coefficient of the dye in the polymers decreases. It is concluded that the dye-transfer rate is determined by an adsorption-like process at the surface of the receiving layer, not by the diffusion in the layer. On this basis a novel dye-transfer equation was proposed and a computer simulation was performed. The results agreed well with the experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-574
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Imaging Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Science Applications


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