(11) EP 0 119 615 A3


(88) Date of publication A3:
12.12.1984 Bulletin 1984/50

(43) Date of publication A2:
26.09.1984 Bulletin 1984/39

(21) Application number: 84102945

(22) Date of filing: 16.03.1984
(84) Designated Contracting States:

(30) Priority: 16.03.1983 JP 4209283
01.04.1983 JP 5517283

(71) Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.

(72) Inventors:
  • Nakamura, Koichi
  • Aono, Toshiaki
  • Sato, Kozo
  • Hara, Hiroshi


(54) Dry image-forming process

(57) A dry image-forming process is disclosed. The dry image-forming process of the invention comprises heat developing a light-sensitive material comprising a support having thereon at least a photosensitive silver halide, a binder, and a dye releasing redox compound, said dye releasing redox compound being reductive to the photosensitive silver halide and being capable of releasing a hydrophilic dye upon reaction with the photosensitive silver halide under heating, after or simultaneously with imagewise exposure, to form imagewise a mobile hydrophilic dye and heating, after simultaneously with the heat development, the light-sensitive material together with a dye-fixing layer in the presence of a hydrophilic thermal solvent to thereby transfer the mobile hydrophilic dye onto the dye-fixing layer to form a dye image and fix the dye image. The heat development is carried out in a state containing substantially no water, and the whole of steps are carried out without particular supplying a solvent.

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