RECO-View™ TR Product Technology Information

Ricoh is a global leader, a front-runner in fully exploiting the advantages of Chemical Rewritable and Physical Rewritable technologies. Ricoh was also first to develop and commercially deploy reversible thermosensitive recording media. Here is a brief explanation of this remarkable technology.

Coloring and decoloring characteristics of CR film

In chemical rewritable (CR) technology, images are made to chemically appear or disappear through controlled application of heat.

Recording, erasing

Coloring and decoloring characteristics of CR film

Color appears when temperatures just above 180°c are applied to the media followed by rapid cooling. Color disappears when temperatures ranging from 130°c to 150°c are applied to the media.
 
Color appears when leuco dye and chemical developer are brought together. The color disappears when the developer combines with itself to prevent it from combining with the dye molecules.

Coloring and decoloring characteristics of PR film

In physical rewritable (PR) technology, images are made to physically appear or disappear through the controlled application of heat.

Recording, erasing

Recording, erasing

Image appears: >130°c
Image disappears: 100 to 120°c
 
Gaps produced in the imaging layer deflect light which causes the image to become visible. When the gaps are eliminated, the image disappears.

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