Patent Number: 6,165,679

Title: Heat-sensitive non-ablatable wasteless imaging element for providing a lithographic printing plate

Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided a heat-sensitive non-ablatable wasteless imaging element for providing a lithographic printing plate, having on a support as top layer an image forming layer comprising a heat-switchable binder, characterized in that said image forming layer becomes more hydrophobic under the influence of heat.

Inventors: Van Damme; Marc (Heverlee, BE), Vermeersch; Joan (Deinze, BE), Hendrikx; Peter (Hamont-Achel, BE), Van Aert; Huub (Mortsel, BE)

Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert, N.V.

International Classification: B41C 1/10 (20060101); G03C 001/73 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013