Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Historically, pressure fixing of toner materials presents three major problems. First, to enable the toner to adhere to the paper substrate, considerably higher pressures are required than for heated roll fusing. At these pressures, noticeable paper damage is observed. Second, special formulation toners should be used in order to get the toner to cold flow and fix to the paper. Even special toners have only provided barely acceptable fix levels. The third problem is that when the toner is compacted, highly glossed images are obtained.