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Photoprint Gloss Enhancement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033716D
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-23

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Abstract

Color printers (e.g., laser, solid ink) and copiers produce high quality images. However, these printed images do not show the uniformity of gloss seen with true photographs, nor is gloss as high as seen with conventional photographs. This disclosure describes a modified thermal printer with a simple clear-coat ribbon and low resolution print head. This would be sufficient to apply a cost effective overcoat.