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CLEANING AND RECLAIM METHOD FOR MULTI-COLOR XEROGRAPHIC SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027112D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Toner reclaim is becoming more important in electrophotographic systems for three reasons. First, since customer toner costs are increasing for color toners, it is beneficial to provide customers with more copies per pound of toner. Second, from an environmental standpoint, there is an elevated conscientiousness about the amount of waste generated; a toner reclaim system substantially reduces the toner waste per unit of copy volume. Third, in an effort to reduce the size of an electrophotographic copying or printing machine, a toner reclaim system reduces the space required for a waste toner bottle.