Patent Number: 6,165,654

Title: Analog and digital proofing image combinations

Abstract: A combination digital/analog color proofing method having the steps of: digitally forming a color thermal image on a receiver element comprising a receiver support and an image receiving layer; laminating the digitally formed image with a film comprising a support having a release surface and a thermoplastic polymer layer; removing the support thereby revealing the thermoplastic polymer layer, and leaving the digitally formed image encased between the image receiving layer and the thermoplastic polymer layer; and laminating an analog color image to the revealed thermoplastic polymer layer to create a color proof having at least two color images.

Inventors: Taylor, Jr.; Harvey Walter (Sayre, PA), Fickes; Daphne Pinto (Kennett Square, PA)

Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

International Classification: B41M 7/00 (20060101); G03F 3/10 (20060101); B41M 5/40 (20060101); G03C 001/805 (); G03C 008/52 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013