04684956 is referenced by 175 patents and cites 5 patents.

The present invention provides a process for applying a thermoplastic image forming composition as a series of discrete droplets from a non-contact ink jet printing apparatus to form separate drops on a substrate moving relative to the apparatus, characterized in that the molten composition is thermally stable at the temperature of application and is applied at a temperature in excess of 100.degree. C.

The invention can be used to apply the molten composition to a variety of substrates using on-demand or continuous non-contact ink jet application techniques. However, the invention is of especial use in the application of thermoplastic inks to non-porous substrates using an on-demand ink jet printer.

Title
Method for applying a hot melt ink to a substrate
Application Number
6/732833
Publication Number
4684956
Application Date
May 10, 1985
Publication Date
August 4, 1987
Inventor
Jeffrey M Ball
Manchester
GB
Agent
Charles D Gunter
Assignee
Willett International
GB
IPC
C09D 11/00
B41J 3/20
G01D 15/16
G01D 9/00
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