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Development System by Toner Transportation Using Traveling Wave Electric Field

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We report on a development system by toner transportation using traveling wave electric field as a new non-contact development system for high-quality images. Toner is carried in a cloud-like state at high speed, but the toner gradually adheres to the surface of a FPC (used as toner conveyer), and the FPC is charged up as a result of contact with the toner. To solve this problem, we developed a new structure in which the FPC surface is covered by a thin, high-resistivity rotating belt. With this structure, it continuously removes the adhering toner and electrostatic charge. As a result, stable toner transportation is achieved without above-mentioned problems. By using this non-contact development system, we have achieved high quality image reproduction, resolving a closely arranged dot pattern of 1 by 1 to isolated 1200 dpi dot pattern.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2005-01-01

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  • For more than 25 years, NIP has been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in non-impact and digital printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems, including drop-on-demand ink jet, wide format ink jet, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based electrophotographic printers, production digital printing systems, and thermal printing systems, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields.

    Since 2005, NIP has been held in conjunction with the Digital Fabrication Conference.

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