Marc Van Damme
Joan Vermeersch, Wim Sap, Marc Van Damme: Method for accurate exposure of small dots on a heat-sensitive positive-working lithographic printing plate material. Agfa Graphics, Leydig Voit & Mayer, December 23, 2008: US07467587

A method is disclosed for accurate reproduction of high-quality halftone images comprising microdots by means of lithographic plate materials which comprise a heat-sensitive positive-working coating that requires wet processing. Such microdots have a dot size ≦25 μm and may be obtained by stochastic ...

Nagasaka Hideki, Murata Akihisa: Method for making positive photosensitive lithographic printing plate. Mitsubishi Chem, February 11, 1998: EP0823327-A2 (120 worldwide citation)

A positive photosensitive composition showing a difference in solubility in an alkali developer as between an exposed portion and a non-exposed portion, which comprises, as components inducing the difference in solubility, (a) a photo-thermal conversion material, and (b) a high molecular compound, o ...

Brian Hubert, Colin Bulthaup, Chris Gudeman, Chris Spindt, Scott Haubrich, Mao Takashima, Joerg Rockenberger, Klaus Kunze, Fabio Zurcher: Contact print methods. Kovio, Haverstock & Owens, October 25, 2005: US06957608 (118 worldwide citation)

A method of and device for controlled printing using liquid embossing techniques is disclosed. In accordance with the embodiments of the invention a stamp comprises a differentiated embossing surface with protruding and recessed surfaces to enhance the ability of the stamp to selectively displace li ...

David D Smith, Jeremy C Catt: Optimizing workflow in a prepress printing system. AGFA Corporation, Robert A Sabourin, October 12, 1999: US05964156 (114 worldwide citation)

A method for automatically processing a job in a prepress printing environment includes the steps of: moving an image receiving substrate from a storage bin to a staging area; moving the image receiving substrate from the staging area into a drum; imaging a predefined area of the image receiving sub ...

Damme Marc Van, Vermeersch Joan: Heat-sensitive imaging element for making positive working printing plates. Agfa Gevaert, September 16, 1998: EP0864420-A1 (99 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention there is provided a heat-sensitive imaging element for making positive working lithographic printing plates comprising on a lithographic base a layer comprising a polymer, soluble in an aqueous alkaline solution and an IR-radiation sensitive top layer. Upon image-w ...

John M Haigh: Transfer dyeing of plastic surfaces which may be combined with lamination or molding procedures. Roy Kiesel Patterson Hudson & Abadie, November 22, 1977: US04059471 (99 worldwide citation)

Method of dye absorption into the surface of plastics is accomplished by placing polyolefin film between a dye transfer paper and a sheet of thermoplastic and applying pressure and heat thereto. The heat applied is sufficient to sublime the dyes though the film to the plastic sheet. The dyes are abs ...

John O H Peterson: Printing plate by laser transfer. Scott Paper Company, John A Weygandt, John W Kane Jr, June 22, 1976: US03964389 (96 worldwide citation)

Material is transferred by a laser beam from a transparent carrier film to a lithographic surface, thereby producing a planographic printing plate and a film having clear areas corresponding to the image on the plate.

Robert M Landsman: Printing plate blank and image sheet by laser transfer. LogEtronics, William D Hall, March 23, 1976: US03945318 (87 worldwide citation)

This is a lithographic printing plate blank adapted to be processed by applying a beam of laser radiation through a radiation transparent sheet to transfer selected portions of a combustible coating material on the sheet onto a lithographic surface; the lithographic surface provides a hydrophilic ba ...

James E Murray, Algirdas J Krygeris: Image scan and ink control system. Harris Corporation, May 25, 1976: US03958509 (83 worldwide citation)

A system for predetermining appropriate settings for the ink flow control devices of a printing press in dependence upon the average inked area in each of a plurality of image zones whose ink supply rate is controlled by a respective one of the ink flow control devices. An image-bearing member such ...

Ellis Richard J, Vogel Dennis E: Lithographic printing plates.. Minnesota Mining & Mfg, May 10, 1995: EP0652483-A1 (80 worldwide citation)

Lithographic printing plates which are adapted for imaging by IR lasers, which do not require wet development and which comprise a substrate bearing a heat-sensitive coating comprising a photothermal converter, which coating becomes relatively more hydrophilic under the action of heat.