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How the Copier Printing Process Works

The core function to Canon’s copier performance is the  ‘Copier Printing Process’, which involves six main steps as demonstrated in the image below. Understanding this process will ensure you know how high quality prints are achieved by using Canon consumables in Canon devices.

The first step of the Copier Printing Process is the 'ElectricalCharging'(1) - this is the start-off point in which the photosensitive drum becomes charged on the touch of the green button or once a document has been sent to print.

Then laser beams scan the surface of the photosensitive drum in a rotating motion to form letters and images by discharging static electricity, known as 'Exposure' (2).

Charged toner affixes itself to the discharged areas of the photosensitive drum known as the 'Developing'  stage (3).

At the 'Transfer' stage (4), paper is automatically picked up from the feeder/tray and affixed to the drum through static electricity.

Heat and pressure is then applied to firmly fix the toner to the paper through a film or roller yielding high quality print-outs - the 'Fixing' stage (5).

After each transfer process, the remains of the toner particles on the photosensitive drum are automatically cleaned by a blade, thus leaving your machine up and ready for the next smooth electrical process. This is known as the 'Cleaning' stage (6).



Copier Printing Process
1. Electrical Charging Process
2. Exposure Process
3. The Developing Unit
4. The Transfer Process
6. The Cleaning Process
5. The Fixing Process
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Smooth Running Operation
Photosensitive Drum
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Copier Printing Process
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