1914 F.E. Ives Imbibition Printing US Patent - 1,121,187

Generally speaking the objects of the present improvement are to improve known imbibition processes by improving the manner of dyeing or staining the vehicle or dye member from which the image is afteward to be imbibed into the print member, to afford a means of controlling the extent or depth of dyeing, to improve the manner of treating such dye member after applying the dye thereto, to assist and expedite the transfer of the image during imbibition and the fixing thereof in the print member, and to otherwise increase the practicability and superiority of the process of imbbition printing and the perfection and quality of the resulting print or product.