Patent Number: 6,945,631

Title: Image forming method and apparatus

Abstract: An image forming method comprising steps of: preparing a medium to beformed an image thereon, the image being based on signals of image data;forming the image directly on the medium in an ink jet system thatdischarges oil-based ink by utilizing electrostatic fields; rolling anadhesive roller on the medium before and/or during forming the image onthe medium; adhering dust existing on the medium to the adhesive roller inorder to remove the dust from the medium; and, fixing the image on themedium.

Inventors: Adachi; Keiichi (Shizuoka, JP)


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Expiration Date: 09/20/2013