Patents Assigned to Agfa Graphics NV
  • Patent number: 9855767
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing decorative laminates includes the steps of a) inkjet printing a first decorative layer by a first multi-pass inkjet printer and delivering the inkjet printed first decorative layer to a laminate heating press where it is heat pressed into a decorative laminate; and b) inkjet printing a second decorative layer by a second multi-pass inkjet printer and delivering the inkjet printed second decorative layer to the same laminate heating press where it is heat pressed into a decorative laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventor: Hans Strijckers
  • Patent number: 9840091
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing decorative workpieces includes the step of nesting a set of decorative patterns digitally printed on a decoration layer to reduce the waste of decoration layer. To perform a corresponding relief for the nested decorative patterns on a nested decorative workpiece, the relief provided by a digital relief apparatus is in a correct match with the nested decorative workpiece. If the printing zone of the digital printer has a failure zone, the nesting method prevents arranging of the decorative patterns in this failure zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: AGFA GRAPHICS NV, UNILIN BVBA
    Inventors: Tom Cloots, Laurent Meersseman, Joris Van Garsse
  • Publication number: 20170348991
    Abstract: A method of inkjet printing a colour image including a metallic or pearlescent colour includes the steps of applying on part of an ink receiver a layer containing a pearlescent or metallic pigment having a volume mean particle size of at least 3.0 ?m as measured by laser diffraction; and inkjet printing on part of the layer containing the pearlescent or metallic pigment a layer with a white inkjet ink containing a white pigment having an average particle size between 250 and 400 nm as measured by differential centrifugal sedimentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventor: Roel DE MONDT
  • Publication number: 20170341345
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing laminated glass articles includes the steps of inkjet printing an image with one or more inkjet inks on a first glass sheet; jetting and at least partially curing a curable sealing agent on three edges of the first glass sheet on the side for the inkjet printed image; aligning a second glass sheet with the first glass sheet on the side of the first glass sheet carrying the at least partially cured sealing agent and the inkjet printed image; applying a liquid curable adhesive resin composition into an interspace between the first and second glass sheets; and curing the liquid curable adhesive resin composition until a solid adhesive layer is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Rita TORFS
  • Publication number: 20170342282
    Abstract: A UV curable inkjet ink contains at least one free radical photoinitiator and at least 30 wt % of a mixture including 0 to 45 wt % of a polymerizable oligomer, at least 5 wt % of a polyfunctional propoxylated acrylate and at least 20 wt % of a monofunctional ethoxylated methacrylate according to Formula (I): with n representing an integer of 1 to 4 and R representing an alkyl group; the weight ratio of the polyfunctional propoxylated acrylate over the monofunctional ethoxylated methacrylate is less than 1.60; and all the weight percentages wt % are based on the total weight of the UV curable inkjet ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Rita TORFS, Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Patent number: 9830500
    Abstract: A method to encode and decode a digital fingerprint code by an identification encoder and an identification decoder wherein the digital fingerprint code includes a plurality of N-bit data embedded on a set of curves by changed thicknesses in the curves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventor: Rudolf Bartels
  • Publication number: 20170305172
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing of an inkjet flatbed table including a large support layer with an area of at least 1.5 m2 to support an ink receiver in an inkjet printing system, the method including the steps of fixing a plate on top of a base unit by forming a part of or whole the support layer; and abrading the fixed plate to have a flatness on the top of the support layer less than 300 ?m and wherein the plate is characterized by including a thermoplastic polymer resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventor: Luc DE ROECK
  • Patent number: 9796865
    Abstract: A free radical curable liquid for inkjet printing of food packaging materials includes no initiator or otherwise one or more initiators selected from the group consisting of non-polymeric di- or multifunctional initiators, oligomeric initiators, polymeric initiators, and polymerizable initiators; wherein the polymerizable composition of the liquid consists of: a) 25-100 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds A having at least one acrylate group G1 and at least one second ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable functional group G2 different from the group G1; b) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds B selected from the group consisting of monofunctional acrylates and difunctional acrylates; and c) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds C selected from the group consisting of trifunctional acrylates, tetrafunctional acrylates, pentafunctional acrylates and hexafunctional acrylates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Roland Claes, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 9783696
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method includes the steps of: a) printing a first print job by jetting a free radical UV curable white inkjet ink from a white ink print head and one or more free radical UV curable color inkjet inks from one or more other print heads in a UV curable inkjet printer; b) filling the white ink print head in the UV curable inkjet printer with a safeguard liquid including one or more free radical polymerizable monomers; c) printing a second print job employing only the one or more other print heads in the UV curable inkjet printer for jetting one or more free radical UV curable color inkjet inks; d) replacing the safeguard liquid of the white ink print head in the UV curable inkjet printer by UV curable white inkjet ink; and e) printing a third print job by jetting free radical UV curable white inkjet ink from the white ink print head and jetting one or more free radical UV curable color inkjet inks from one or more other print heads in the UV curable inkjet printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Koen Steert, Johan Meys
  • Patent number: 9757960
    Abstract: A UV inkjet printer includes a UV radiation device to irradiate jetted ink on a receiver, wherein the UV radiation device is attached to an inkjet print head module and includes a UV bulb lamp parallel to a slow scan direction; and the radiation device includes a shutter system to create a first irradiation zone on the receiver and to create a second irradiation zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Piotr Weglicki, Martin De Kegelaer, Konstantinos Karellas
  • Patent number: 9757946
    Abstract: An inkjet print device includes a maintenance device wherein a mesh system and a waste liquid receiver are mounted. The liquid is applied during maintenance on the top of the mesh system and a waste liquid receiver receives the liquid dripping from the back of the mesh system. The mesh system is characterized by including a liquid spreading mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Luc De Roeck, Paul Wouters
  • Patent number: 9751295
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a lithographic printing plate precursor includes the steps of providing a support as a web, coating an image recording layer on the front side of the support, and depositing a back layer on the back side of the support using a deposition technique which is capable of depositing the back layer according to a predefined image. The method enables stacking and recutting of lithographic printing plate precursors without the need for interleafs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Stefaan Lingier, Karen Demmers
  • Patent number: 9751337
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method for producing images durable for outdoor usage includes the steps of: a) inkjet printing on a substrate a UV curable colorless primer including monofunctional monomers in a range of 40 wt % to 65 wt % based on the total weight of the UV curable colorless primer; b) at least partially UV curing the inkjet printed UV curable colorless primer; and c) inkjet printing on the at least partially cured UV curable colorless primer one or more UV curable color inkjet inks including monofunctional monomers in a range of 30 wt % to 60 wt % based on the total weight of the UV curable color inkjet inks; wherein a ratio of the wt % monofunctional monomers in the UV curable colorless primer over the wt % monofunctional monomers in the one or more UV curable color inkjet inks is between 0.65 and 2.10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventor: Koen Steert
  • Patent number: 9724932
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing decorative surfaces includes the steps of a) inkjet printing a color pattern on a paper substrate with one or more aqueous inkjet inks of an aqueous inkjet ink set; and thereafter b) impregnating the paper substrate with a thermosetting resin, wherein the aqueous inkjet ink set includes a cyan aqueous inkjet ink containing a copper phthalocyanine pigment; a red aqueous inkjet ink containing a pigment C.I Pigment Red 254 or a mixed crystal thereof; a yellow aqueous inkjet ink containing a pigment C.I Pigment Yellow 151 or a mixed crystal thereof; and a black aqueous inkjet ink containing a carbon black pigment; with the proviso that the aqueous inkjet inks do not include a polymer latex binder; and that the paper substrate includes one or more ink receiving layers for improving the image quality of the aqueous inkjet inks jetted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Rita Torfs, Gitte Van Baelen
  • Publication number: 20170218520
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an embossing element for decorative surfaces includes the steps of: a) UV curable inkjet printing a decorative pattern on a metallic surface; and b) forming a relief by etching metal from the metallic surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Roel DE MONDT, Rita TORFS, Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Patent number: 9718971
    Abstract: A radiation curable liquid includes at least one free radical polymerizable monomer or oligomer, at least one diffusion hindered acetalyzation catalyst, and at least one diffusion hindered hydroxyl containing compound. The radiation curable liquid applied to a substrate prevents migration of very low viscous monomers, such as vinyl ether acrylate monomers, into the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Roel De Mondt
  • Patent number: 9701856
    Abstract: A free radical radiation curable inkjet ink having a viscosity smaller than 30 mPa·s at 40° C. and at a shear rate of 1,000 s?1 includes a polymeric or polymerizable photoinitiator; a thiol compound; and a vitrification control monomer. The vitrification control monomer includes a (meth)acrylate group and an ethylenically unsaturated functional group selected from the group consisting of a vinyl ether group, an allyl ether group, and an allyl ester group, and the thiol compound includes no more than six thiol groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Roel De Mondt
  • Patent number: 9674399
    Abstract: A method including the steps of selecting an n-ink model for a color device, for transferring a set of colorant values in colorant space to a set of color values in color space; selecting a printer characteristic of the n-ink model, wherein the printer characteristic indicates the regularity of the n-ink model; evaluating, for the n-ink model, a set of one or more values and/or ranges for the printer characteristic, thus determining the regularity of the n-ink model; and modifying the n-ink model such that the modified n-ink model is regular, if, based on the evaluation, the n-ink model was not regular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Marc Mahy, Koen Vande Velde, Dmitry Tunitsky
  • Patent number: 9659215
    Abstract: A raster image processing method and a raster image processor validate content objects in a document based on similarity, especially on continuity, to convert the similar objects with one or more same parameters of an image manipulation method to achieve a correct reproduction of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Marc Mahy, Daniel Saez Trigueros
  • Patent number: 9650532
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method for manufacturing decorative surfaces includes the steps of a) jetting a color pattern with one or more aqueous inkjet inks including a polymer latex binder on a thermosetting resin impregnated paper; and b) drying the one or more aqueous inkjet inks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Roel De Mondt, Rita Torfs