ELECTROSTATIC DRYER FOR INK JET PRINTERS
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Ink jet printers can encounter a problem in copy throughput due to the unusually high energy input needed to dry a water-based ink. Certain specifications of printing rates demand that copies be processed every half second, or so. It has been shown that at this rate at least 3000 watts of heat are needed to evaporate the water from a completely darkened page of 8.5 inch-wide paper. Because of inefficiencies, this figure may be larger in practice.