Patent Number: 8,497,058

Title: Image forming method and method of recycling image forming material

Abstract: An image forming method comprising the step of: forming a toner image employing toner particles containing at least a resin on an image supporting substrate having thereon a toner holding layer via a toner image holding process to form an image print, the toner image being held in the toner holding layer in the toner image holding process, wherein at least the toner particles or the image supporting substrate is separated from the image print via a separation process; and at least the separated toner particles or the separated image supporting substrate is recyclable as an image forming material.

Inventors: Nakamura; Mitsutoshi (Tokyo, JP), Kouno; Shigenori (Tokyo, JP), Matsubara; Masaharu (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: G03G 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-07-30 0:00:00