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Flush Fluids for Ink Jet Ink Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119419D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 15K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Moore, MT: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Hardware maintenance fluids used in ink jet devices must remove excess ink, dried ink, debris, etc., from the ink jet nozzle face. The fluids must clean, but not adhere to the nozzle material, leaving a clean, dry surface on the nozzle. Flush fluid formulations are: Weight & Range 1) Propylene Glycol 35 - 75 Propylene Carbonate 65 - 25 2) Ethylene Glycol 35 - 75 Propylene Carbonate 65 - 25

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Flush Fluids for Ink Jet Ink Devices

      Hardware maintenance fluids used in ink jet devices must remove
excess ink, dried ink, debris, etc., from the ink jet nozzle face.
The fluids must clean, but not adhere to the nozzle material, leaving
a clean, dry surface on the nozzle.
      Flush fluid formulations are:
                                         Weight & Range
      1)   Propylene Glycol                 35 - 75
           Propylene Carbonate              65 - 25
      2)   Ethylene Glycol                  35 - 75
           Propylene Carbonate              65 - 25

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