We developed a new thermal receiving paper having improved image quality and handling. Compared with conventional thermal printing papers, the new paper has achieved better image quality (5% increase in whiteness; 20% increase in gloss). The new paper resulted in reducing the antistatic property of the surface resistance to approximately 1/1000 compared with previous papers. This property will help prevent the freshly printed thermal photo prints from clinging and achieve a significantly easier handling. The application of our coating technology based on the aqueous dispersion system hardly uses organic solvents. Therefore, during its production, a significant amount of environmental pollution shall be reduced.
Shigeaki Ohtani, Shigeru Shibayama, "Development of FUJIFILM Quality Thermal Photo Paper: A New Thermal Photo Printing Material" in Proc. Int'l Symp.on Technologies for Digital Photo Fulfillment, 2009, pp 66 - 67, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2169-4672.2009.2.0.66