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Sublimation Transfer with Silicone

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049188D
Original Publication Date: 1982-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Kaftan, RL McKinster, ML Mimlitch, KH [+details]

Abstract

In the transfer of a sublimable dye from a paper support layer with heat and pressure, transfer to a polyester surface is enhanced in edge definition by lightly applying a silicone spray on both the polyester surface and the side of the support layer to which the heat and pressure are applied. The silicone may be a commercial material sold for mold release by spray application. The support layer may be prepared by storage in a high-humidity environment, but the silicone spray enhances performance without humidification.