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Termal Dye Transfer Printing with Chelate Compounds
  DOI :  10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.1999.43.4.art00005  Published OnlineJuly 1999
Abstract

With its excellent color and tone reproduction, thermal dye transfer printing produces continuous-tone color images that rival silver halide photography. However, conventional thermal dye transfer images fade easily when subjected to light or heat. To solve this problem, we have studied a chelate compound system and have found that certain sets of azo dyes and transition metal cationproviding compounds produce dye-metal complexes, or “chelate compounds”, that provide exceptionally high image stability.

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Takao Abe, Shigeru Mano, Yorihiro Yamaya, Atsushi Tomotake, "Termal Dye Transfer Printing with Chelate Compoundsin Journal of Imaging Science and Technology,  1999,  pp 339 - 344,  https://doi.org/10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.1999.43.4.art00005

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