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Scatter Inscriber Printer System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000077841D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Baumberger, JG: AUTHOR

Abstract

The illustrated configuration provides an arrangement, whereby a variable-length code line may be inscribed on a bank check in a predetermined location at the lower edge of the checks, and also a variable-length data line, such as the serial number and/or the difference amount, above the code line and toward one end of the document as shown. The use of separate print units eliminates the mechanical transfer of type elements for character selection or line location purposes.

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Scatter Inscriber Printer System

The illustrated configuration provides an arrangement, whereby a variable- length code line may be inscribed on a bank check in a predetermined location at the lower edge of the checks, and also a variable-length data line, such as the serial number and/or the difference amount, above the code line and toward one end of the document as shown. The use of separate print units eliminates the mechanical transfer of type elements for character selection or line location purposes.

A first print unit 3 is positioned and arranged so that its type hammers, such as hammer 5, will print the appropriate characters via a magnetic ink ribbon 7, on the appropriate inscribing line on a document 9, which moves by the print unit in the direction shown by the arrow.

A second print unit 11 is displaced in two dimensions from the first print unit and prints in a second location on the document, as indicated at 13. This unit is shown displaced from its actual position for the sake of clarity.

The print units may comprise a plurality of electromagnetic actuators, each provided with a type element or face which is impacted against the ribbon and paper for printing.

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