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LINE PRINTER Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024009D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01

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Xerox Disclosure Journal


Line printer 1, shown in plan view, is a low-cost printer mechanism that is completely housed in a cartridge 12, similar to present day ribbon cartridges employed in word processors. A thin, dielectric ribbon 3, such as a transparent polyester film strip, is adapted to sequentially pass through a charge deposition station 4, a development station 5, a transfer station 6 and a cleaning station 7. Alternatively, pay-'out and take-up spools may be provided eliminating the need for a cleaning station 7.