Patent Number: 6,309,709

Title: Transparent media for phase change ink printing

Abstract: An improved transparent media for ink printing is described. The media is a phase change ink recording media comprising: a polyethylene terephthalate support; a 1-15 mg/dm.sup.2 lower receptor layer coated on the support wherein the lower receptor layer comprises: silica with a particle size of no more than 0.3 .mu.m and a polymer; wherein the total weight of the polymer and the silica is 82-97%, by weight, silica and 3-18%, by weight, polymer. The media also comprises an optional upper receptive layer comprising a matrix polymer, an inorganic particulate material and a soft polymer matrix.

Inventors: Valentini; Jose Esteban (Henderson, NC), Jones; Richard Roy (Henderson, NC), Thomas, Jr.; Jule William (Henderson, NC), Apple; Bernard Allan (Henderson, NC), Chandler; John Thomas (Brevard, NC), Siqueira; Jose A. (Flat Rock, NC)

Assignee: Agfa Gevaert

International Classification: B41M 5/52 (20060101); B41M 7/00 (20060101); B41M 5/50 (20060101); B41M 5/00 (20060101); B05D 001/36 (); B05D 005/12 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018