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INK JET DRYER WITH INDIVIDUALLY ACTUABLE ELEMENTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024911D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Although multiple architectures exist for ink jet printing systems, a common characteristic for each of those systems is the generation of ink droplet patterns on a recording medium to convey a message as one views the recording medium. One proposed ink jet printing design comprises a droplet generator having multiple nozzles spaced across the width of a print medium such that each nozzle sends ink droplets along a controlled trajectory to impact the recording medium at a designated portion of that medium. By controlling the trajectory of the ink droplets after they are ejected from the drop generator, the desired pattern of information can be encoded onto the print medium.