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Original Publication Date: 1979-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


This disclosure relates to a flash fuser 10 for fixing toner images to copy substrates, the images having been formed by means of a xerographic copying machine or the like. More particularly, the disclosure relates to a renewable liner 12 for the cavity 14 of the fuser, A copy sheet 16 having toner images 18 thereon is adapted to be moved passed the cavity 14 by means of a vacuum transport belt 20. A pair of flash lamps 22 are supported within the cavity such that as the substrates are moved there passed the lamps can be pulsed to provide thermal energy for fixing of the toner images. The renewable liner 12 comprises a web-4ike structure entrained about a pair of spools (i.e., a supply spool and a take-upspool) and is adapted to be wound from the supply spool to the take-upspool either continuously or intermittently on an as needed basis, the need being a function of how soiled the liner portion serving as the reflector becomes as the result of contaminants.