System, apparatus, and method for the permanent transfer of images onto glossy surfaces

  • US 7,622,237 B2
  • Filed: 09/26/2006
  • Issued: 11/24/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of permanently transferring an image to a substrate having a glossy surface, including:

  • providing a sheet of film-covered transfer paper having the image printed on the film side of the transfer paper, wherein the image is printed with an iron-oxide based toner;

    transferring the film to the glossy surface; and

    heating the substrate with the film to a temperature sufficient to evaporate the film and to embed the image into the glossy surface.

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