Patent Number: 6,309,734

Title: Image transfer sheet and image forming method using the image transfer sheet

Abstract: An image transfer sheet which includes a water-permeable supporter, a release layer which is formed overlying the water-permeable supporter and which includes a water-soluble resin, and an image bearing layer which is formed overlying the release layer and includes a resin and on which an image is to be born, wherein a ratio L2/L1 is not less than 0.99, where L1 represents a length of one side of the image bearing layer when measured before the image transfer sheet is dipped into water, and L2 represents a length of the side of the image bearing layer when measured by setting the image bearing layer on an acrylic plate after the image transfer sheet is dipped into water and the image bearing layer is released from the water-permeable supporter.

Inventors: Taniguchi; Keishi (Susono, JP), Hatada; Shigeo (Numazu, JP)

Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

International Classification: B44C 1/165 (20060101); B32B 7/06 (20060101); B41M 3/12 (20060101); B44C 1/175 (20060101); B32B 27/00 (20060101); G03G 7/00 (20060101); B41M 5/025 (20060101); B32B 003/00 (); B41M 003/12 (); B41M 005/20 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018