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FILM MEDIA WITH REMOVABLE EDGE STRIPS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026866D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Medias used in printers or copiers that are made of films such as vellum or polyester, are more difficult to handle than conventional paper because of their very smooth surfaces that tend to soften during fusing. Films also cause problems in copiers because they have a tendency to jam under the stripper fingers of the copier, which may result in blemished copies as well as bent stripper fingers and delaminated fuser rolls. One solution to this problem is disclosed in the article TaperecVAbraded Transparency Edge" by Mathers, published in Xerox Disclosure Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, Januaryflebruary 1993, page 57. Mathers suggests tapering or abrading the lead edge of film media such as transparencies in order to increase the coefficient of friction of the media.