A new mechanism—incorporating a nip stabilizer—to increase the speed of liquid development was developed. The nip stabilizer stabilizes the contact of the liquid toner with the latent image during high-speed printing. It was experimentally shown that the new mechanism can improve the developing speed by over four times the original limit speed.
Shogo Matsumoto, Yoshinobu Fukano, Junichi Matsuno, Teruaki Mitsuya, Masami Ishikawa, "High Speed Liquid Development Using Highly Concentrated Liquid Toner" in Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP19), 2003, pp 53 - 56, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.2003.19.1.art00015_1