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COLOR PRINTS WITH UNIFORM GLOSS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026297D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An electrophotographic printing apparatus and method for producing color prints having uniform gloss is disclosed. An electrophotographic color printing apparatus containing four developer housings for yellow, magenta, cyan and black toners may be fitted with a fifth housing for developing a transparent (unpigmented) toner composition as a final finishing step. The transparent toner may be selectively applied, if desired, only to background areas, i.e. undeveloped or non-image areas, to afford a uniform gloss appearance over the entire copy sheet. The method of applyin transparent

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

COLOR PRINTS WITH UNIFORM

GLOSS US. C1. 430/056 Jan Bares

Proposed Classification

Int. C1. G03g 15/01

An electrophotographic printing apparatus and method for producing color prints having uniform gloss is disclosed. An electrophotographic color printing apparatus containing four developer housings for yellow, magenta, cyan and black toners may be fitted with a fifth housing for developing a transparent (unpigmented) toner composition as a final finishing step. The transparent toner may be selectively applied, if desired, only to background areas, i.e. undeveloped or non-image areas, to afford a uniform gloss appearance over the entire copy sheet. The method of applyin transparent

monochrome prints. The transparent gloss finish toner may be applied selectively so that a uniform pile hei ht thickness of toners is everywhere on the copy sheet. The method avoids iaving to use special high gloss coated paper.

toner to the copy sheet may also be used to provide for uni f orm gloss in

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