Patent Number: 6,165,690

Title: Method of developing photosensitive lithographic printing plate precursor

Abstract: A method of development is disclosed, wherein printing plate precursors capable of being exposed with an infrared laser can be developed over a prolonged period without causing image defects, etc. The method comprises conducting the development of a photosensitive lithographic printing plate precursor using an automatic developing apparatus having a substantially closed developing tank in which a developing solution is introduced and a conveying means for conveying the plate precursor disposed within the developing tank.

Inventors: Yoshida; Susumu (Shizuoka, JP), Toyama; Tadao (Shizuoka, JP), Aoshima; Keitaro (Shizuoka, JP)

Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G03F 7/30 (20060101); G03D 003/12 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017