Patent Number: 7,785,761

Title: Transparent toner, developer including same, gloss-providing unit and image forming device

Abstract: A transparent toner to be used for a transparent toner image formed with a color toner image, wherein a thermoplastic resin constituting the transparent toner is made of a resin obtained by melt-mixing a crystalline polyester resin and an amorphous resin under the conditions such that supposing that T0 (.degree. C.) is the temperature at which the visual reflectance Y of 20 .mu.m thick film formed by the resin obtained by melt-mixing the crystalline polyester resin and the amorphous resin for a period of time t0 (minute) is 1.5%, the melt-mixing temperature is T (.degree. C.) and the melt-mixing time is t (minute), T (.degree. C.) is predetermined to be from T0 to (T0+30), t (minute) is predetermined to be from t0 to (10.times.t0) and the temperature T.alpha. at which the viscosity of the thermoplastic resin is 10.sup.3 Pas is from 70.degree. C. to 110.degree. C.

Inventors: Hayashi; Shigeru (Kanagawa, JP), Ide; Osamu (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G03G 9/087 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018