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WATER SOLUBLE INK CAPSULES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027565D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a process for "white glove" replenishment of a thermal ink jet printer wherein the nonaqueous ink components are separated from the water and encapsulated in a water soluble shell. The ink is reconstituted in the machine sump by first adding a measured quantity of the capsules, followed by addition of the water. The capsules have the advantage of being much easier to handle than a conventional ink, and are less likely to contaminate other surfaces if accidentally spilled.