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Disposable Ink Absorber

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052146D
Original Publication Date: 1981-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Croll, RC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This arrangement alleviates the problem of ink spatter and ink mist contamination in high-speed printing mechanisms. In the drawing, a revolving ink roll 1 takes up ink from a wick 3 of ink reservoir 5. The ink is delivered to a transfer roll 7 from whence it is supplied to the rotating print sector 9. Transfer of ink from the transfer roll 7 to print sector 9 at high speed causes the viscous film of the ink to break, and the ink slings and causes a mist. The slinging droplets and mist contaminate the printing mechanism, a most undesirable condition.

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Disposable Ink Absorber

This arrangement alleviates the problem of ink spatter and ink mist contamination in high-speed printing mechanisms. In the drawing, a revolving ink roll 1 takes up ink from a wick 3 of ink reservoir 5. The ink is delivered to a transfer roll 7 from whence it is supplied to the rotating print sector 9. Transfer of ink from the transfer roll 7 to print sector 9 at high speed causes the viscous film of the ink to break, and the ink slings and causes a mist. The slinging droplets and mist contaminate the printing mechanism, a most undesirable condition.

The ink absorber 11 is an enclosure which surrounds the printing mechanism, as shown, and is formed of absorbant material coated on the outside with a backing of enamel, plastic or other material, to eliminate excessive bleed-through. The absorber is economical, disposable, and easily replaced by the machine operator. Visual inspection will clearly show when replacement is required.

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