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Polymers for Transfer Layers for Resistive Ribbons

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047451D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Shattuck, MD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Resistive ribbon printing is a technology which uses a thin resistive layer to produce heat to melt an adjacent transfer layer into paper to produce print. Printing is obtained by placing electrodes in contact with the resistive layer. Current is then passed through this layer, generating sufficient heat to melt and transfer the ink layer to paper. We have found that by using a thermoplastic resin of the maleic series of polymers that excellent rub resistant print can be obtained which also releases easily from the resistive layer. The resin is UNIREZ* 7083. * Trademark of Union Carbide Corp.

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Polymers for Transfer Layers for Resistive Ribbons

Resistive ribbon printing is a technology which uses a thin resistive layer to produce heat to melt an adjacent transfer layer into paper to produce print. Printing is obtained by placing electrodes in contact with the resistive layer. Current is then passed through this layer, generating sufficient heat to melt and transfer the ink layer to paper. We have found that by using a thermoplastic resin of the maleic series of polymers that excellent rub resistant print can be obtained which also releases easily from the resistive layer. The resin is UNIREZ* 7083. * Trademark of Union Carbide Corp.

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