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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025288D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

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Xerox Disclosure Journal


In magnetographic copier/printers, hard pinch rollers paired with magnetic tape drive rollers cause the tapes to skew and tend to travel or walk off of the drive rollers. This makes tape steering by belt tracking rollers difficult. Also, the hard pinch rollers will mash unremoved developer material and other debris into the recording surface of the tape, making it difficult to keep the tape surface clean and free of filming by the developer material.