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A phase change ink composition is indirectly applied to a substrate by raising the temperature of the phase change ink composition to form a liquid phase change ink composition, applying droplets of the phase change ink composition in a liquid phase to a liquid intermediate transfer surface on a solid support in a pattern using a device such as an ink jet printhead, solidifying the phase change ink composition on the liquid intermediate transfer surface, transferring the phase change ink composition from the liquid intermediate transfer surface to the substrate, and fixing the phase change ink composition to the substrate. The phase change ink composition is malleable when the ink is transferred from the intermediate transfer surface to the substrate and is ductile after the ink has been transferred to the substrate and cooled to ambient temperature to preclude the ink from crumbling and cracking.

Title
Indirect printing process for applying selective phase change ink compositions to substrates
Application Number
7/981677
Publication Number
5372852
Application Date
November 25, 1992
Publication Date
December 13, 1994
Inventor
Harold
Gaston
OR, US
Linda M Hirschy
Portland
OR, US
Loc V Bui
Portland
OR, US
Donald R Titterington
Tualatin
OR, US
Agent
Ralph D Alessandro
Assignee
Tektronix
OR, US
IPC
B05D 5/06
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