FUSER ROLL HAVING TEXTURED SURFACE
Original Publication Date: 1979-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Bare metal fuser rolls utilizing polymeric release agents for the release of electro-scopic toner have been described in the prior art. In U.S. Patent 4,101,686, there is disclosed a method of fusing toner images using functionalized polymeric release agents. The surfaces of the prior art fuser rolls can have microsmooth finishes or embossed finishes. Fuser rolls having a pattern in the surface material, e.g., an embossed pattern, are described on page 99 of the Xerox Disclosure journal, Volume 2, Number 3, May/3une 1977.