Patent Number: 8,089,658

Title: Image forming device and method for controlling toner temperature on photoreceptor when a toner image is exposed to light

Abstract: The present invention provides an image forming device using a toner that maintains a color-generation state or non-color-generation state owing to color-generation information provided by light, comprising: an image forming unit comprising a developing unit including a photoreceptor and the toner that forms a toner image, a color-generation information providing unit that, based on image data, provides the toner with color-generation information by exposing the toner image to light, a transfer unit, a fixing unit, and a color-generating unit that allows respective toner to generate the color, a toner temperature regulating unit, and a control unit that controls the toner temperature regulating unit so the temperature of the toner is within a predetermined range, and an image forming method using the same.

Inventors: Maeyama; Ryuichiro (Minamiashigara, JP)

Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H04N 1/60 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-01-03 0:00:00