Thermal Efficiency Improvement by Anodization
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12
During manufacture of a thermal transfer ribbon the aluminum of aluminum polyethylene terephthalate is anodized from the carbon-resin-water bath applied to form the resistive layer. The anodized surface acts as a high resistance during use to produce heat near the transfer layer.