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IMAGE FIXING Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024019D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01

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Xerox Disclosure Journal


In many electrophotographic processes, the particles making up the image comprise polymers and blends of polymers. Such polymers exhibit the property of forming a film when subjected to pressure at the proper temperature. Images formed by small particles of, for example, polyethylene can be well fixed to paper by passing th-image residing on the paper through a pair of pressure rollers heated to about 90 C and under a pressure of ab-ut100 pounds per linear inch, Alternatively, the paper can be heated to about 60 C and passed through a pair of pressure rollers at room temperature.