Patent Number: 6,165,671

Title: Laser donor element

Abstract: A laser donor element comprising a transparent support having thereon the following layers in the order recited: a) a hydrophilic layer; b) a propellant layer comprising a gas-producing polymer being capable of forming a gas upon heating by the laser and an infrared-absorbing material, the propellant layer having been coated using a polar solvent having an E.sub.t value of between about 0.3 and 1.0; and c) a colorant transfer layer comprising a colorant dispersed in a binder.

Inventors: Weidner; Charles H. (Ontario, NY), Williams; Kevin W. (Rochester, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: B41M 5/44 (20060101); B41M 5/40 (20060101); G03F 3/10 (20060101); G03F 007/34 (); G03C 005/16 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017