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1. (WO2002030678) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCTION OF UNDESIRABLE PRINTING ARTIFACTS
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Pub. No.:    WO/2002/030678    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2001/001426
Publication Date: 18.04.2002 International Filing Date: 12.10.2001
IPC:
B41C 1/10 (2006.01), B41C 1/18 (2006.01), B41N 1/20 (2006.01), B41N 6/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: CREO SRL [BB/BB]; c/o Creo Products Inc. 3700 Gilmore Way Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 4M1 (CA) (For All Designated States Except US).
PALMER, Bradley, J., F., [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only)
Inventors: PALMER, Bradley, J., F.,; (CA)
Agent: MANNING, Gavin, N.; OYEN WIGGS GREEN & MUTALA 480 - 601 West Cordova Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1G1 (CA)
Priority Data:
09/687,521 12.10.2000 US
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCTION OF UNDESIRABLE PRINTING ARTIFACTS
(FR) PROCEDE DE REDUCTION D"ARTEFACTS D"IMPRESSION NON DESIRES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)In accordance with the present invention, the surface of a positive working printing plate is rendered water retentive in the area where the plate is to be mechanically held or deformed during imaging. This reduces the incidence of printing artifacts.
(FR)Selon l"invention, on rend rétentrice d"eau la surface d"une plaque d"impression positive, dans la zone où cette plaque doit être supportée ou déformée mécaniquement, pendant la formation d"image, ce qui permet de réduire l"incidence d"artefacts d"impression.
Designated States: DE, JP, US.
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, TR).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)