Patent Number: 6,293,197

Title: Hydrophilized substrate for planographic printing

Abstract: An improved hydrophilized substrate for planographic printing is disclosed.The substrate contains a support and a hydrophilic layer over the support.The hydrophilic layer contains titanium dioxide (titania) particles. Inone embodiment, the hydrophilic layer contains a mixture of coated anduncoated titanium dioxide particles, and, optionally, alumina particles. Amethod for preparation of the substrate and a printing member comprisingthe substrate are also disclosed.

Inventors: Ray; Joanne (Leeds, GB), Turner; Greg (Leeds, GB), Hearson; John (Normanton, GB), Howard; Denise (Sherburn-In-Elmet, GB)

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Expiration Date: 09/25/2013