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Appearance Solution for Thermal/Impact Point-of-Sale Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123621D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 6 page(s) / 85K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cox, AR: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is method to create a unique and pleasing appearance design for a new point-of-sale (POS) printer that combines both thermal and impact printing technologies into a single package with minimal footprint.

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Appearance Solution for Thermal/Impact Point-of-Sale Printer

   Disclosed is  method to create a unique and pleasing
appearance design for a new point-of-sale (POS) printer that
combines both thermal and impact printing technologies into a single
package with minimal footprint.

   This unique appearance solution integrates two different
printing technologies into a single package.  The rear of the unit
which houses the thermal receipt printer is articulated by a paper
exit resembling a piece of receipt paper exiting the mechanism.  The
presence of the roll of receipt paper contained inside is suggested
with a cylindrical form on top of the unit.  The document insert
portion of the printer is described with a large mouth-like form for
the user to "feed" documents into while providing maximum hand
clearance.  The thermal and impact printers each have their own
access door with scoop-like details for fingers that suggest to the
user how to gain access.

   Figure 1 shows the front view, Figure 2 shows the left
side view, Figure 3 shows the right side view, Figure 4 shows the
rear view, and Figure 5 shows the top view.