RADIANT THERMAL BIASING FOR LASER INDUCED THERMAL MARKING
Original Publication Date: 1977-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-30
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A means for thermally biasing a donor layer prior to imaging by laser induced thermal marking is disclosed. Radiant ther-mal biasing is accomplished substantially as shown in the drawing above. In laser induced flash transfer, a donor ink layer is main-tamed on a transparent donor base. The base is positioned close to a receiver sheet, such as paper, as shown in the drawing. An imagewise laser beam writes on the donor ink layer and causes the ink to move to the receiver sheet by the flash transfer mechanism.