Patent Number: 6,308,630

Title: Intermediate transfer recording medium, method of forming print, and print

Abstract: An intermediate transfer recording medium is comprised by providing a transfer portion having a receptor layer on a substrate film. The transfer portion is printed with the image and thereafter transferred on a surface of a transfer-receiving material. In the first aspect of the intermediate transfer recording medium, the transfer portion is provided with plural hologram patterns 21 with a hologram mark 22 allocated to each the hologram pattern. According to the first aspect of the invention, since an image is formed on the receptor layer through positioning process using the hologram mark and then the transfer portion is transferred to the surface of the transfer-receiving material, no joint of a print plate appears in the hologram pattern and accuracy of transfer is remarkably excellent. On the other hand, In the second aspect of the intermediate transfer recording medium, peeling strength required to peel the transfer portion from the substrate film at the time when transferring the transfer portion to the transfer-receiving material is controlled in the range of 10 to 150 gf/inch. According to the second aspect of the invention, any transfer failure such as tail-extension or chip of the transfer portion is not caused.

Inventors: Kurokawa; Shinichi (Tokyo, JP), Onishi; Jiro (Tokyo, JP), Oshima; Katsuyuki (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B41M 3/14 (20060101); B41M 7/00 (20060101); B41M 5/44 (20060101); B41M 5/40 (20060101); B41F 001/16 (); B41M 005/26 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018