Patent Number: 6,165,698

Title: Method for forming image having protective layer thereon

Abstract: A method for forming an image having a protective layer is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of forming an image comprising a support having thereon an image comprising a layer comprising a binder and a colorant having a thickness of t.sub.1, providing a protective layer on the surface of the image by transferring a thermally transferable layer from a transferring foil comprising a support having thereon the thermally transferable layer having a thickness of t.sub.2 which is formed by coating and drying a coating liquid, which comprises a thermoplastic resin emulsion dispersed in a dispersing medium, on the support, wherein the t.sub.1 and t.sub.2 satisfy a relation of t.sub.2 >2.times.t.sub.1.

Inventors: Kawamura; Tomonori (Hino, JP), Hagiwara; Kiyoshi (Hino, JP), Kobayashi; Yasunobu (Hino, JP)

Assignee: Konica Corporation

International Classification: B41M 7/00 (20060101); B41M 5/24 (20060101); G03F 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017