Patent Number: 6,309,808

Title: Heat mode recording element

Abstract: A heat mode recording element is disclosed comprising a metal recording layer, preferably a bismuth layer, and a layer containing a roughening agent underneath the metal layer. An image is formed by exposure with intense laser light and the presence of the roughening agent reduces or eliminates interference patterns. In an alternative embodiment a roughened support is used instead of a layer containing a roughening agent.

Inventors: D'hont; Dirk (Mortsel, BE), Voet; Luc (St. Katelijne-Waver, BE), Leenders; Luc (Herentals, BE)

Assignee: Agfa-Cevaert

International Classification: B41M 5/24 (20060101); B41M 5/40 (20060101); G03C 001/76 (); G03C 005/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018