Patent Number: 6,966,643

Title: Permanent heat activated ink jet printing process

Abstract: An image is printed on a substrate by means of a computer driven printer using heat activated dyes, without activating the dyes during the process of printing onto the substrate. The dyes are subsequently activated by applying sufficient heat and pressure to the substrate to activate the dyes.

Inventors: Hale; Nathan (Mt. Pleasant, SC), Xu; Ming (Mt. Pleasant, SC)

Assignee:

International Classification: B41J 2/01 (20060101); B41J 2/315 (20060101); B41J 3/407 (20060101); B44C 1/17 (20060101); B41M 5/035 (20060101); B41M 5/025 (20060101); B41F 16/00 (20060101); B41F 16/02 (20060101); C09D 11/00 (20060101); D06P 5/24 (20060101); D06P 5/28 (20060101); G03G 9/09 (20060101); B41J 002/175 (); G01D 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018