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THERMAL INK JET EFFLUENCE REMOVAL VIA CUSTOMER REPLACEABLE UNIT REPLACEMENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027698D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is the removal of Thermal Ink Jet (TIJ) effluence (evaporated fluid) by a means of collecting it in a Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU). Thereafter, the CRU is replaced disposing of the waste effluence. Since there is a significant amount of effluence developed by TIJ printing onto a heated drum, a system must be developed to manage the effluence. The result of depositing effluence into the CRU is a clean, space efficient, low-cost solution to the problem of effluence management.