Patent Number: 6,165,655

Title: Toner composition and use thereof for forming sintered pattern on solid surface

Abstract: A toner composition useful for forming a single or full colored image on a transfer sheet, containing a coloring agent, and a binder resin, wherein the coloring agent contains a plural kinds of metal elements (a) which contribute to the color of the coloring agent and at least one kind of a metal element (b) which does not contribute to the color of the coloring agent. At least one of the metal elements (a) shows substantially the same two-dimensional distribution within an area of at least 1 square .mu.m as that of the metal element (b) when analyzed by an electron prove micro analyzer. By sintering a ceramic, such as a tile, on which the image-bearing transfer sheet has been applied, a pattern corresponding to the toner image is formed on the ceramic.

Inventors: Kawase; Hiromitsu (Shizuoka-ken, JP), Matsuda; Masaru (Shizuoka-ken, JP)

Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

International Classification: B44C 1/17 (20060101); C04B 41/45 (20060101); G03G 9/083 (20060101); G03G 9/08 (20060101); G03G 9/097 (20060101); G03G 9/09 (20060101); G03G 009/09 (); G03G 013/22 (); G03C 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017