The role of paper-nip interactions on electrostatic toner transfer forces in Xerographic printing
by Tao Wu, Chaohui Tong, Nikolas Provatas
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), Vol. 14, No. 1/2, 2008

Abstract: We present a new model that uses a 3D stochastic fibre networks to simulate the role of paper structure and paper-nip interactions on the process of toner transfer in Xerographic printing. Our simulations show that the surface properties of paper under deformation in the print nip are critical in establishing the electrostatic field responsible for transferring toner to paper. When the spatial distributions of simulated electrostatic transfer fields – established in the presence of paper surfaces in a state of z-compression – are compared to the distribution of toner experimentally printed onto laboratory handsheet, good agreement is found.

Online publication date: Wed, 12-Mar-2008

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