ROLL MEDIA CURL PREVENTION
Original Publication Date: 1999-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Disclosed are roll media feed baffles designed to prevent lead edge curling when an electrophotographic printing machine is in a standby mode. The roll media feed baffles consist of an upper baffle extrusion and a lower baffle extrusion. The upper and lower baffles are mounted in proximity to each other creating a parallel gap in which roll media passes. When the roll media is initialized or rewound following a copy feed cycle, the media lead is automatically positioned into a straight and flat parallel section between the upper and lower baffles. By positioning the lead edge into the straight and flat section of the media feed baffles during standby mode, the lead edge will not be curled and cause a subsequent jam.