Patent Number: 7,087,354

Title: Non-contact heat fixing color toner and image-forming method

Abstract: The present invention relates to a toner, comprising a binder resin, a colorant and two kinds of infrared absorbing agents, and having a maximum absorbance of the toner in a wavelength range of 810 to 870 nm that is greater, preferably two or more times greater than the maximum absorbance of the toner in a wavelength range of 870 to 1,000 nm, and also relates to an image-forming method which uses a flash fixing system with a xenon lamp serving as its light source, and is characterized by using the above-mentioned toner.

Inventors: Nakamura; Minoru (Takarazuka, JP), Mikuriya; Yoshihiro (Nishinomiya, JP), Tamaoki; Junichi (Sakai, JP), Anno; Masahiro (Hachioji, JP)

Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: G03G 9/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018