The charge transport model of liquid immersion development (LID) is extended for consideration of line-pair images. The transfer of modulation from the image-wise charge distribution on the photoreceptor surface to the developed toner mass distribution is examined as a function of line-width. The line-width dependence of the modulation transfer is found to be weaker than that previously expected for electrostatic images, even at line-widths of small multiples of the receptor thickness. This indicates a favorable image resolution for LID that can be attributed to a new reason that is inherent in the electrophoretic development process, and is independent of the toner size or the development gap size.
I. Chen, "Image Resolution in Liquid Development for Electrophotography" in Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, 1999, pp 270 - 273, https://doi.org/10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.1999.43.3.art00014