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Store Logo Stamp Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052600D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cutshall, DE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This low-cost printing device is designed to print a legend, design, picture or store logo on a receipt tape, such as might be generated by a retail sales terminal.

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Store Logo Stamp Printer

This low-cost printing device is designed to print a legend, design, picture or store logo on a receipt tape, such as might be generated by a retail sales terminal.

A solenoid 1 is fastened to a support frame 2 (Fig. 1). The solenoid plunger 3 is attached to slide 4 which rides on guides 5 and 6. A pair of springs 7 hold the solenoid plunger in the retracted position.

A combination platen holder and tear bar 8 is rigidly affixed to slide 4. The platen is mounted on platen holder 8 by means of a flat spring. When solenoid 1 is energized, the slide 4 moves forward, causing the platen to bear against stamp pad 9 which bears the logo to be printed (Fig. 2). Since the paper tape passes between the platen 8 and the stamp pad 9, the impression on the stamp pad is transferred to the paper tape.

The flat spring mounting of the platen allows the platen to float and self-align to compensate for uneven stamp pads. Front tear bar 10 is pivotally mounted on shaft 11. This allows the tear bar to be swung back for replacement of stamp pad 9. Platen holder 8 has a serrated portion 12 abutting the serrated portion 13 of front tear bar 10 to allow the tape to be torn with either a front or rear tearing motion.

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