LIQUID DEVELOPER APPLICATOR
Original Publication Date: 1977-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-29
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A liquid development method for the out-of-contact liquid development process of U.S. Patent 3,084,043 is disclosed. A fabric applicator has been found to be suitable for devel-opment of the latent electrostatic image on a photoreceptor. The fabric applicator is doctored such that the liquid level is below the surface of the fabric. The doctored fabric ap-plicator is then brought into contact with the imaged photo-receptor and development takes place. Typically the fabric is placed around a soft backup roll or is in the form of a belt when brought into contact with the imaging surface, The fab-nc applicator may be in any pattern of interlocking fibers and typically has a thickness of from about 65 to about 185 microns. Typically the mesh openings range between about 30 and about 240 microns, In some cases the fabric may be conduc-tive in order to aid in biasing of the applicator roll during development.