Business, Legal & Accounting Glossary
forming an image by the action of light on a specially coated charged plate; the latent image is developed with powders that adhere only to electrically charged areas.
A photocopying process in which a negative image formed on an electrically charged plate is transferred as a positive to paper and thermally fixed.
Xenography is a dry electrostatic process used for making photocopies and for printing with a laser printer.
In a plain-paper photocopier, an electrostatic image is formed on a plate (or cylinder) coated with selenium, which is then dusted with a resinous toner that selectively sticks to charged areas. The resulting image is then transferred onto paper; whereby it is affixed to it via heating.
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This glossary post was last updated: 25th March, 2020