INK APPLICATOR FOR ELECTROSTATIC DEVELOPMENT WITH VISCOUS/COHESIVE INKS
Original Publication Date: 1976-Mar-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27
Xerox Disclosure Journal
In the development of electrostatic latent images with highly viscous inks which have cohesive forces greater than the forces generally encountered in electrostatic develop-' ment of images, the ink donor member for presenting the ink to the surface being developed comprises an abhesive surface. The abhesive surface of the donor member is wetted with a fluid which promotes the transfer or release of the ink in image formation from the donor member to the surface being developed. An improved ink applicator method and apparatus for uniformly coating the donor member with the viscous/cohesive ink is described.