Patent Number: 6,253,051

Title: Wet-type image forming apparatus and method

Abstract: A wet-type image forming apparatus which allows excess solvent to be effectively removed from the developed image is disclosed. A developing roller develops a latent image on the photoconductor member using the liquid developer composed of toner particles and a solvent. A squeezing roller squeezes excess solvent from a surface of a photoconductor member. A heater heats liquid developer existing on the photoconductor member to a temperature at which the solvent of the liquid developer is prone to vaporize. The heater is provided in one of the developing roller, the squeezing roller, and the liquid developer reservoir.

Inventors: Iikura; Kazuaki (Niigata, JP), Hirano; Takeshi (Niigata, JP)

Assignee: NEC Corporation

International Classification: G03G 15/11 (20060101); G03G 015/10 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018