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Title:
FULL COLOR IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND INTERMEDIATE TRANSFER BODY CLEANING METHOD
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2004348060
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a long-lived and high-quality full color image forming apparatus and its intermediate transfer body cleaning method.

In the full color image forming apparatus, an intermediate transfer body 41 is cleaned by primarily transferring a toner image formed on a 1st image carrier 11 to the transfer body 41, secondarily transferring the toner image on the transfer body 41 to a 2nd image carrier 90, and charging the remaining toner image on the transfer body 41 to which the toner image has been already secondarily transferred to have a reverse polarity to the normal charging polarity in a state where a charging means 52 comes into contact with the transfer body 41, then transferring the remaining toner charged to have the reverse polarity to the image carrier 11 in the case of passing a primary transfer part. The remaining toner charging means 52 for charging the remaining toner has an elastic layer 52a and provided with a conductive fiber 52c on the surface of the layer 52a.


Inventors:
Saeki, Kazuchika
Harada, Masahide
Application Number:
JP2003000147779
Publication Date:
December 09, 2004
Filing Date:
May 26, 2003
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
RICOH CO LTD
International Classes:
G03G15/01; A46B7/10; G03G15/16; (IPC1-7): G03G15/16; A46B7/10; G03G15/01