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TWO FOLD THERMAL INK JET PRINTHEAD HIGH PERFORMANCE MAINTENANCE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027355D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is a method h d maintenance station for an indexing printhead and a stationary full width array print bar for use in high performance Thermal Ink Jet 0 printing devices which perform a double wet wipinghacuuming action after printing and subsequent to further printing. Cleaning the head before cap/parlcing and vitalizing before printing improves reliability and performance without a penalty in cost and throughput. Though we wiping/vacuuming method is suggested, the proposed method and station is not limited to it. Any method of cleaninghestoration, including blade cleaning, is applicable.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

TWO FOLD THERMAL INK JET

PRINTHEAD HIGH PERFORMANCE MAINTENANCE
Dinesh S. Shah
David G. Anderson

Proposed Classification

U. S. Cl. 346/140R Int. C1. GO1 d 15/18

Proposed is a method hd maintenance station for an indexing printhead and a stationary

full width array print bar for use in high performance Thermal Ink Jet 0 printing devices which perform a double wet wipinghacuuming action after printing and subsequent to further printing. Cleaning the head before cap/parlcing and vitalizing before printing improves reliability and performance without a penalty in cost and throughput. Though we wiping/vacuuming method is suggested, the proposed method and station is not limited to it. Any method of cleaninghestoration, including blade cleaning, is applicable.

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