Step 5 - Transfer
At the transfer station, the toner image on the photosensitive drum is transferred to the paper. A corona wire is positioned behind the paper so that the paper, which is traveling the same speed as the drum's surface is rotating, contacts the drum. This corona produces a positive charge on the paper. Because the positive charges on the paper are stronger, they pull the negatively charged toner particles off the drum and on to the paper. As the paper and drum advance, a row of metal teeth with a high negative charge called the static charge eliminator weakens the attractive force between the negatively charged drum and the positively charged paper. This helps separate the photosensitive drum and paper.