Fanfold Solvent Vapor Fuser
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
The fuser's component layout is shown in the side view of Fig. 1. Paper web 10 enters the right side of the fuser after being lifted from the photoconductor belt at the transfer station (not shown). Tension on the paper holds the paper flat against support arch 11. Solvent vapor is applied to the paper and fusing is accomplished in vapor knife 12 and fuse zone 13, respectively. After exiting the fusing zone, the paper passes through drying section 14 where the bulk of the condensed solvent is removed from the paper. Web 10 then passes out of exit seal 15, through a tensioning scuff roll and to a refolder or other post- processor (not shown).