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MEANS TO MAXIMIZE PRINTED AREA IN INK JET PRINTERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027850D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a means to maximize the printed area in ink jet printers. With existing ink jet printers, the last six to nine millimeters of a sheet cannot be printed for the reason that the print head interferes with the drive pinch roll idler. By replacing the pinch roll idler with a pinch blade, the pinch blade provides normal force on a full-width roller allowing the print head to be within three millimeters of the sheet's trail edge due to the pinch blade thickness being less than 0.5 millimeters.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

MEANS TO MAXIMIZE PRINTED AREA IN INK JET PRINTERS
Conrad J. Bell

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1.347/101 Int. C1. B41j 02/01

Disclosed is a means to maximize the printed area in ink jet printers. With existing ink jet printers, the last six to nine millimeters of a sheet cannot be printed for the reason that the print head interferes with the drive pinch roll idler. By replacing the pinch roll idler with a pinch blade, the pinch blade provides normal force on a full-width roller allowing the print head to be within three millimeters of the sheet's trail edge due to the pinch blade thickness being less than 0.5 millimeters.

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