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Volume 22, Number 1, Page 34 (1978)
IBM 3800 Printer
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Electrophotographic Process in a High Speed Printer

by U. Vahtra, R. F. Wolter
The IBM 3800 printing subsystem was developed for on-line computer system output printing in hard copy form at high speeds. The subsystem combines laser and electrophotographic technology with a multiformat paper handling system and on-line character set variability to provide increased data handling flexibility, throughput and print quality at reduced cost. This paper presents design considerations for the electrophotographic process. It provides an overview of the process and discusses methods and technical approaches used in the design of the printer.
Related Subjects: Electrophotography; Lasers; Printing technology