US 10,889,128 B2
Intermediate transfer member
Benzion Landa, Nes Ziona (IL); Sagi Abramovich, Ra'anana (IL); Moshe Levanon, Rehovot (IL); Helena Chechik, Rehovot (IL); and Tatiana Kurtser, Petach Tikva (IL)
Assigned to LANDA CORPORATION LTD., Rehovot (IL)
Appl. No. 16/303,615
Filed by LANDA CORPORATION LTD., Rehovot (IL)
PCT Filed May 30, 2017, PCT No. PCT/IB2017/053167
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Nov. 20, 2018,
PCT Pub. No. WO2017/208144, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 7, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/343,108, filed on May 30, 2016.
Claims priority of application No. 1609463.3 (GB), filed on May 30, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2020/0062002 A1, Feb. 27, 2020
Int. Cl. B41J 2/22 (2006.01); B32B 5/26 (2006.01); B32B 7/06 (2019.01); B32B 7/12 (2006.01); B32B 15/14 (2006.01); B32B 15/20 (2006.01); B32B 25/08 (2006.01); B32B 25/20 (2006.01); B32B 27/18 (2006.01); B32B 27/36 (2006.01); B32B 37/26 (2006.01)
CPC B41J 2/22 (2013.01) [B32B 5/26 (2013.01); B32B 7/06 (2013.01); B32B 7/12 (2013.01); B32B 15/14 (2013.01); B32B 15/20 (2013.01); B32B 25/08 (2013.01); B32B 25/20 (2013.01); B32B 27/18 (2013.01); B32B 27/36 (2013.01); B32B 2037/268 (2013.01); B32B 2255/02 (2013.01); B32B 2255/06 (2013.01); B32B 2255/26 (2013.01); B32B 2255/28 (2013.01); B32B 2260/021 (2013.01); B32B 2260/046 (2013.01); B32B 2260/048 (2013.01); B32B 2307/21 (2013.01); B32B 2307/538 (2013.01); B32B 2307/546 (2013.01); B32B 2307/73 (2013.01); B32B 2307/732 (2013.01); B32B 2307/744 (2013.01); B32B 2307/75 (2013.01); B32B 2311/24 (2013.01)] 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An intermediate transfer member (ITM) for use with a printing system, the ITM comprising:
(a) a support layer; and
(b) a release layer having an ink reception surface for receiving an ink image, and a second surface opposing said ink reception surface, said second surface attached to said support layer, said release layer formed of an addition-cured silicone material;
said ink reception surface is adapted to satisfy at least one of the following structural properties:(i) a receding contact angle of a droplet of distilled water on said ink reception surface is at most 60°;(ii) for a droplet of distilled water deposited on said ink reception surface, a 10 second dynamic contact angle (DCA) is at most 108°;and wherein said release layer has at least one of the following structural properties:(1) said addition-cured silicone material consisting essentially of an addition-cured silicone, or containing, by weight, at least 95% of said addition-cured silicone;(2) functional groups make up at most 5%, by weight, of said addition-cured silicone material.