Patent #: 8,257,330 B2
Inventor(s): Patricia Lee Christon, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.; Bryan Keith Feller, Sunman, IN, U.S.; Ronda Lynn Glassmeyer, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.; and Rosa Alejandra Hernandez, West Chester, OH, U.S.
Company: The Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.
An absorbent article having an upper surface, a lower surface and a periphery, the absorbent article comprising: a white topsheet having a bottom surface and a viewing surface positioned opposite to the bottom surface, the viewing surface facing upwardly towards the upper surface of the absorbent article; a backsheet having a garment facing surface and a user facing surface positioned oppositely to the garment facing surface, the backsheet being joined to the topsheet; an absorbent core having a top surface and a bottom surface positioned opposite to the top surface, the absorbent core being positioned between the topsheet and the backsheet; the topsheet having colored portion printed thereon, the colored portion having a first shade printed on a first area of the topsheet and comprising a plurality of first printed marks, and a second shade printed on a separate area of the topsheet and comprising a plurality of second printed marks, the first shade and the second shade being the same color, the second shade being different from the first shade in lightness, darkness, and/or tone.
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