PAPER DRIVE AND FUSING
Original Publication Date: 1988-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
For copying/printing machines, continuous Teflon belts, which may consist of either pure or impregnated Teflon, are suggested to hold the copy or print against the high temperature fuser roll. This prevents shear stress in the paper since the teflon belts move in synchronism with the heated surface of the fuser roll. As a result, paper distorting/cockling is reduced or eliminated.