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FILM MEDIA WITH REMOVABLE EDGE STRIPS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026866D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 86K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Medias used in printers or copiers that are made of films such as vellum or polyester, are more difficult to handle than conventional paper because of their very smooth surfaces that tend to soften during fusing. Films also cause problems in copiers because they have a tendency to jam under the stripper fingers of the copier, which may result in blemished copies as well as bent stripper fingers and delaminated fuser rolls. One solution to this problem is disclosed in the article TaperecVAbraded Transparency Edge" by Mathers, published in Xerox Disclosure Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, Januaryflebruary 1993, page 57. Mathers suggests tapering or abrading the lead edge of film media such as transparencies in order to increase the coefficient of friction of the media.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

FILM MEDIA WITH REMOVABLE EDGE STRIPS U.S. C1.355/290 Steven M. Baker
Lois A. Eckstrom
Mary Sergent

Proposed Classification

Int. C1. G03g 15/20

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 19, No. 1 Januarymebruary 1994 51

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FILM MEDIA WITH REMOVABLE EDGE STRIPS(Contld)

Medias used in printers or copiers that are made of films such as vellum or polyester, are more difficult to handle than conventional paper because of their very smooth surfaces that tend to soften during fusing. Films also cause problems in copiers because they have a tendency to jam under the stripper fingers of the copier, which may result in blemished copies as well as bent stripper fingers and delaminated fuser rolls. One solution to this problem is disclosed in the article TaperecVAbraded Transparency Edge" by Mathers, published in Xerox Disclosure Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, Januaryflebruary 1993, page 57. Mathers suggests tapering or abrading the lead edge of film media such as transparencies in order to increase the coefficient of friction of the media.

Proposed, herein, is the use of edge strip 11 or edge wedge 13, shown in Figures 1 and 2 respectively to facilitate the feeding and stripping of films off of a copier fuser. The edge strip 11 and edge wedge 13 are made of a rough material, such as paper, which increase the coefficient of friction at the lead edge 12 of film 10. Edge strip 11 and wedge 13 ar...