Patent Number: 7,709,185

Title: Method for imaging a lithographic printing form

Abstract: In a method for imaging a lithographic printing form, subareas of a surface of the lithographic printing form which are covered by amphiphilic molecules, are exposed to electromagnetic radiation. Following the exposure and before printing from the lithographic printing form, the subareas are treated with at least one complex-forming substance, so that a lithographic printing area structured into hydrophilic and hydrophobic regions is obtained.

Inventors: Schlorholz; Mathias (Heidelberg, DE), Latzel; Harald (Heidelberg, DE), Vosseler; Bernd (Dossenheim, DE)

Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

International Classification: G03F 7/00 (20060101); G03F 7/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018