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SLANTED LINEAR PRINT HEAD

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024431D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Existing matrix printers, which utilize, for example, impacting pins or ink jets on a carriage, have the print elements arranged in a vertical line. This line is high enough to span a character height. As print resolution is increased, the print elements must be placed very close together which can provide structure or fabrication difficulties.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SLANTED LINEAR PRINT HEAD Donald L. Ort

Proposed Classification
U.S. Cl. 346/140 Int. C1. Gold 15/16

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Existing matrix printers, which utilize, for example, impacting pins or ink jets on a carriage, have the print elements arranged in a vertical line. This line is high enough to span a character height. As print resolution is increased, the print elements must be placed very close together which can provide structure or fabrication difficulties.

To alleviate this problem, the print head 1 having print elements 2 thereon is used at an angle to the line of print as shown. This allows elements 2 to be placed considerably further apart than the resulting printed marks 3.

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