TIJ IMAGING DRUM WITH BLOWOFF
Original Publication Date: 1995-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Disclosed is an apparatus and method for a TIJ imaging drum with blowoff for use in, for example, a process color thermal ink jet printing (TIJ) device. The apparatus comprises a vacuum drum with a chamber residing beneath a receiver sheet lead edge which communicates either pressure or vacuum from an adjacent blower housing through a connecting control valve. At predetermined intervals in an imaging cycle, the lead edge of the sheet is blown off the drum by pressure means to assist in stripping. The drum may be optionally heated by internal heating means to dry inked paper receiver sheets.