Xerographic Photoconductor Grounding Strip
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
A liquid ink is coated onto the edge of a photoconductor belt. This ink includes conductive particles and a solvent which attacks the photoconductor layer. As a result, electrical connection is established to the photoconductor's ground plane metal layer. A xerographic photoconductor belt consists of a flexible plastic substrate, a metal layer, usually aluminum, and one or more photo- active layers containing a binder, for example, polycarbonate. An ink is formulated which contains electrically conductive particles in the form of carbon, graphite or metal flakes, a polycarbonate binder, and a solvent.