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Volume: 15 | Article ID: art00014_2
Print Quality in Contact and Non-Contact Fixing
  DOI :  10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.1999.15.1.art00014_2  Published OnlineJanuary 1999

In office printers hot roller fusing is favored, whereas non-contact fixing methods are used especially in web printing. The aim of this study was to find out whether there are differences in quality-forming characteristics between contact and non-contact fixing.Unfused print areas were fixed with a detached hot roller fuser, IR radiation or with a hybrid of these two. The fixing energy was varied with the temperature and fixing time. In addition to basic quality measurements, the micro-scale quality was measured with a multigeometrical optical testing device, which allows different quality variables to be measured from exactly the same spot. Text quality was measured with a scanner-based system. This paper presents the data and discusses the results from the viewpoint of the mechanisms behind fixing quality.

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Katja Sipi, Markku Lamberg, Pirkko Oittinen, "Print Quality in Contact and Non-Contact Fixingin Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP15),  1999,  pp 426 - 429,

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