MULTI-MASS PRINTER HAMMER
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A hammer arrangement for an impact printer is disclosed which will enable plural impacts of the type element with a single energitation of the hammer actuator or driver. This configuration allows each impact to be of lower energy than heretofore utilized, with the following resultant advantages: lower print element wear, enabling fabrication of the printwheel from cheaper materials; lower noise; less expensive power supplies for lower power requirements; minimization of paper em bossing.