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IMMERSION FUSING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022798D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-26

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Method and apparatus to heat fix a heat fusible xero~ graphic powder image to a final support material in which the powder image is first transferred to a final support material and the image-bearing support material then brought into contact with a bath of hot liquid metal for a period of time sufficient to fix the image to the support material. The temperature of the bath is main- tamed at a temperature high enough to fuse the image but below that at which the support material is damaged. The liquid metal bath has floating on it a layer of molten non-metal to prevent oxidation of the metal and to precoat the support material on its entry into the