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Even though you have probably used photocopiers many times, do you know how they work? What is the mysterious process that means that your original document can be quickly and accurately replicated onto many new pages?
Most photocopiers Gloucestershire businesses make use of rely on a technology called ‘xerography’. This is not a word that is used very often, so what does it mean? It means the process of using electrostatic charge to create the copy. The word itself has Greek origins. It is made up of two Greek words, firstly ‘xeros’ which means ‘dry’, and ‘graphia’, which means ‘writing’. So xerography literally means ‘dry writing’. This is an appropriate name because unlike most other types of printing or writing, there is no liquid ink involved.
Instead of a liquid ink, the photocopiers Gloucestershire companies use have a form a powdered ink, called ‘toner’. In most models, the powdered toner is electrostatically charged and this is how it is applied to the paper.
Inside the photocopiers Gloucestershire managers buy for their offices, a cylindrical drum is charged by a high voltage wire. The drum is coated with a material which is sensitive to light. When light hits the surface of the drum, it becomes an electrical conductive.
A bright light is used to shine on the original document. Where the light hits the white parts of the page, it is reflected onto the drum. Where this light hits the drum, the surface becomes a conductor and lets the electric charge flow away. In contrast, the dark parts of the document, in other words where there is ink, do not reflect light. These sections of the drum remain negatively charged.
How does this help? Toner sticks to the parts that are negatively charged, in other words the parts where light did not reflect because of the ink on the original document. The other parts of the drum do not have a charge, so the toner does not stick. This drum is then used to roll the toner onto a piece of paper which is even more strongly negatively charged. Heat or pressure is then applied to make the powdered toner melt onto the page
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