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1. (WO2007010250) ELECTROLUMINESCENT ONE-WAY VISION PANEL
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Claims

1. An electroluminescent one-way vision panel comprises a design visible from one side of the panel and not visible from the other side of the panel, a sheet of imperforate light permeable material having two sides, one side facing said one side of said panel and the other side facing said other side of said panel, said sheet comprising a light permeable electrically conductive coating over the whole area of the other side of the sheet, a print pattern applied to the electrically conductive coating which subdivides the panel into printed portions and unprinted portions, the print pattern comprising an electroluminescent ink system comprising a printed electroluminescent ink layer, a printed dielectric ink insulating layer and a print pattern conductive ink layer, wherein the design is superimposed on or forms part of the print pattern, and wherein the design comprises a transparent or translucent design layer, and wherein the conductive coating and the print pattern conductive ink layer are connected to an electrical power supply, and wherein the electroluminescent ink layer is capable of being illuminated by means of electric current through the conductive coating and the print pattern conductive ink layer, and wherein illumination of the electroluminescent layer illuminates the design.

2. A panel as claimed in claim 1, wherein said light permeable material is transparent.

3. A panel as claimed in claim 1 or claim 2, wherein a dark coloured layer is applied to the surface of said print pattern remote from said light permeable material.

4. A panel as claimed in claim 3, wherein said dark coloured layer is black.

5. A panel as claimed in claim 3 or claim 4, wherein said dark coloured layer overlaps said printed electroluminescent ink layer such that it masks visibility of said printed electroluminescent ink layer from said other side of said panel.

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6. A panel as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein said design layer is
applied to said one side of said light permeable material remote from said
electroluminescent ink system.

7. A panel as claimed in any of claims 1 to 5, wherein said panel comprises
another sheet of light permeable material which is located adjacent to said one side of said sheet of light permeable material, and wherein said design layer is applied to said another sheet of light permeable material.

8. A panel as claimed in claim 7, wherein said another sheet of light permeable material is transparent.

9. A panel as claimed in claim 7 or claim 8, wherein said design layer is applied to the side of said another sheet of light permeable material remote from said sheet of light permeable material.

10. A panel as claimed in claim 7 or claim 8, wherein said design layer is applied to the side of said another sheet of light permeable material adjacent to said sheet of light permeable material.

11. A panel as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein said design layer is in register with said print pattern.

12. A panel as claimed in any of claims 7 to 11, wherein said design layer is
registered to said print pattern by means of a pin register system.

13. A panel as claimed in claim 12, wherein said pin registration system holds together said sheet of light permeable material and said another sheet of light
permeable material together.

14. A panel as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein a protective overlaminate is applied over the printed layers on said other side of said light permeable material.

15. A panel as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein a front cover sheet of transparent material is located on said one side of said panel.

16. A panel as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein a backing sheet of transparent material is located on said other side of said panel.

17. A panel as claimed in any of claims 7 to 16, wherein all said sheets are held together by a pin registration system.

18. A panel as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein said panel is supported by means of a clip system.

19. A panel as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein said electrical power supply is provided through an inverter.

20. A panel as claimed in any preceding claim wherein a translucent white ink layer is applied intermediate said light permeable material and said design layer.

21. A panel as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein a cross-section section taken through said panel comprises the sheet of light permeable material coated with a uniform electrically conductive coating on said other side of said sheet, said sheet having two outer edges, said print pattern being applied directly to said electrically conductive coating, said print pattern comprising at least three layers including an electroluminescent ink layer, a dielectric ink insulating layer and a conductive ink layer, said cross-section comprising alternate printed portions of said sheet and imprinted portions of said sheet, each of said printed portions having two outer edges, a plurality of said printed portions being constructed and arranged such that they each include a part of said electroluminescent ink layer and a part of said dielectric ink insulating layer and a part of said conductive ink layer, said plurality of said printed portions each including two outer edges of said part of said electroluminescent ink layer and two outer edges of said part of said dielectric ink insulating layer and two outer edges of said part of said conductive ink layer, and wherein within each of said plurality of said printed portions said part of said dielectric ink insulating layer is located between said part of said electroluminescent ink layer and said part of said conductive ink layer, and wherein each of said two outer edges of said part of said electroluminescent ink layer and each of said two outer edges of said part of said conductive ink layer is located within said two outer edges of said part of said dielectric ink insulating layer, and wherein the average width between said two outer edges of said plurality of printed portions is less than one centimetre.