Global Patent Index - EP 0945274 A3

EP 0945274 A3 2000-02-23 - Thermal transfer printer

Title (en)

Thermal transfer printer

Title (de)

Wärmübertragungsdrucker

Title (fr)

Imprimante à transfert thermique

Publication

EP 0945274 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 99301857 A

Priority

JP 7780898 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0945274A2] It is the object of the present invention to provide a thermal transfer printer which can realize a correct transfer even on the portion where the ink is overlaid on the already transferred ink or slightly transferred with the use of durable resin-based ink and a vivid multi-gradation recording. To achieve this object, the thermal transfer printer according to the present invention is provided with an ink ribbon (17) comprising a base substance (26), a separating layer (27) laminated on the base substance (26), and a resin-based ink layer (28) laminated on the separating layer (27), and a heat insulation layer (31) formed on a recording paper (29), and a control unit (25) for controlling a time of carrying a current to the thermal head (7) in a plurality of steps according to the gradation of an image to be recorded. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B41J 2/36; B41J 2/325

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/325 (2006.01); B41J 2/36 (2006.01); B41J 31/00 (2006.01); B41M 5/382 (2006.01); B41M 5/40 (2006.01); B41M 5/41 (2006.01); B41M 5/50 (2006.01); B41M 5/52 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/36 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0945274 A2 19990929; EP 0945274 A3 20000223; EP 0945274 B1 20051109; CN 1232751 A 19991027; CN 1234534 C 20060104; DE 69928155 D1 20051215; DE 69928155 T2 20060524; JP H11268313 A 19991005

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