The vast improvement in digital print quality in the last few decades owes itself to advancements in toner technology. Toner is a component of the printer, that, as printer technology advanced, has been quietly refined, relentlessly for the last sixty years. Colour accuracy, sharpness of lines, or even smooth colour gradations are part of the handiwork of the toner.
The digital printing landscape has changed completely, with the Super EA Eco Toner. This revolutionary toner makes superior quality accessible to every business. Now you don’t have to leave your office to find impeccable print quality – improved fine lines and text, higher reliability and lower printing costs, and most of all, faster warm-up time. As a result of years of research and thousands of patents, today’s toners flow better, store better, fuse better, and develop more efficiently, resulting in cleaner, better looking prints.
So what’s super about the Super EA Eco Toner? Watch the video with General Manager Akihiro Iizuka introducing the breakthrough of Emulsion Aggregation (EA), which provides unrivalled technology in digital printing.
The new Super EA Eco toner, which boasts the smallest particles in its class*1, enables smoother creation of half tones, while fusing at a temperature approximately 10 degrees Celsius lower than conventional toners, thus saving energy.
Achieving world-class low-temperature fusing performance
Fuji Xerox’s EA-Eco toner, which has low-temperature fusing performance that is among the best in the world, has been evolved even further in order to develop our Super EA-Eco toner, which boasts a fusing temperature approximately 10℃ lower than that of EA-Eco toner. Fig. 1 shows changes in the viscosity of Super EA-Eco toner relative to temperature.
With Super EA-Eco toner, EA-Eco toner’s property of changing sharply in viscosity in relation to temperature has been further enhanced, allowing it to melt even more quickly and thus reach sufficiently low viscosity even at lower temperatures. This has enabled the minimum fusing temperature of Super EA-Eco toner to be reduced by approximately 10℃ compared to EA-Eco toner, which contributes to reducing device power consumption. This was made possible by our newly developed sharp-melting polyester microdispersion technology, which allowed us to achieve a toner with low-temperature fusing performance without sacrificing its heat durability.
Sharper reproduction of small characters and thin lines and reduced graininess
Super EA-Eco toner also has one of the smallest toner particle sizes in the world, thus enabling higher print quality. Adopting toner with such a small particle size makes it possible to reproduce small characters and thin lines more sharply, render halftones and gradients with less graininess, and reproduce dot shapes more faithfully, delivering superior print quality.
Smart Work Gateway has been developed in response to the rapidly growing demands of customers. From mobile working to greater collaboration facilitated via cloud apps, there has been a significant shift in how businesses are choosing to work. The Smart Work Gateway concept is designed to equip these businesses with the tools they need to ramp productivity and efficiency, while supporting the need for more secure mobile and flexible working.
Note 1: Multifunction devices as of product launch in November 2016