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INK JET CLEANING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024914D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In ink jet printing, it is important to keep the area around the nozzle orifice free of ink contamination. One method of cleaning the orifice is to press a microporous matrix material containing a cleaning liquid or low surface tension material into contact with the orifice. The porous structure can have either open or closed cells and be in the form of a tape or a cylindrical wheel.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

INK JET CLEANING Proposed Ahn Quach Classification

U.S. C1. 346/140R Int. C1. Gold 15/16

In ink jet printing, it is important to keep the area around the nozzle orifice free of ink contamination. One method of cleaning the orifice is to press a microporous matrix material containing a cleaning liquid or low surface tension material into contact with the orifice. The porous structure can have either open or closed cells and be in the form of a tape or a cylindrical wheel.

A second microporous structure containing only voids can then be pressed into contact with the nozzle to absorb any liquids remaining from the cleaning step.

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    XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 7 Number 5 September/October 1982

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