Patent Number: 6,762,223

Title: Stabilized imageable coating composition and printing plate precursor

Abstract: The present invention relates to printing plate coating compositions comprising: (a) a carbon pigment dispersible in water; (b) at least one polymer comprising at least one ionomeric polymer subunit; and (c) at least one high molecular weight thickening agent which shows pseudoplastic behavior. The printing plate precursor of this invention is prepared by coating a printing plate substrate with the coating composition.

Inventors: West; Paul R. (Fort Collins, CO), Miller; Nicki R. (Fort Collins, CO), Leon; Jeffrey W. (Rochester, NY)

Assignee: Kodak Polychrome Graphics LLC

International Classification: B41C 1/10 (20060101); B41N 1/08 (20060101); B41N 1/12 (20060101); B41N 1/00 (20060101); B41N 1/14 (20060101); C09D 133/14 (20060101); C08L 001/26 ()

Expiration Date: 07/12012