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Print Wire Inking System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000076506D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lisinski, JE: AUTHOR

Abstract

The print wire inking system shown is for use in recorders where print wires are repeatedly actuated to transfer ink to a record medium. Conventionally, the wires impact an inked ribbon to make the record but ribbon wear and exhaustion of ink from the ribbon make this undesirable. The system shown applies the ink directly to the wires and eliminates ribbon problems.

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Print Wire Inking System

The print wire inking system shown is for use in recorders where print wires are repeatedly actuated to transfer ink to a record medium. Conventionally, the wires impact an inked ribbon to make the record but ribbon wear and exhaustion of ink from the ribbon make this undesirable. The system shown applies the ink directly to the wires and eliminates ribbon problems.

The print wires 1 are supported in a housing 2 which includes wire guides at each end and is mounted on a wire operating head, not shown. The wires are reciprocated for printing and at their lower end pass through a saturable filler material 3 which is impregnated with ink. This ink will be transferred to the wires 1 to cover the wire end by both wiping and capillary action and will be transferred to an adjacent paper 4 when the wire 1 is actuated. The ink is confined to the lower ends of wires 1 by a wiper pad 5, which is held by a bracket 6 in housing 2. Pad 5 is a relatively tight fit on the wires 1 and prevents any ink migration along wires 1 to the wire actuating devices.

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