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USING TONER FINES AS FEED FOR CUSTOM COLOR PRODUCTION PROCESS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027882D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is the use of waste fines from standard primary color toner processing as feed for a custom blending process that produces made-to-order color toners. The custom formulations can be predetermined on a laboratory scale and programmed into a computer to control feed rates by which these "pre-blended" primary colors are sent to an extruder. This process not only produces a cost benefit to recycling waste toner, but also provides a convenient way to blend colors for custom formulations.