Patent Number: 6,165,706

Title: Photothemographic element

Abstract: A photothermographic element has on a support a photosensitive layer and a non-photosensitive layer containing (1) a base precursor, (2) a base-bleachable dye or a salt thereof, and (3) a binder. A constituent layer on the same side of the support as the non-photosensitive layer contains (4) a water-soluble polymer other than gelatin. The element is improved in coating surface quality and minimized in residual color.

Inventors: Fujiwara; Itsuo (Kanagawa, JP), Toya; Ichizo (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G03C 8/40 (20060101); G03C 1/14 (20060101); G03C 001/498 (); G03C 001/12 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017