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CHARGING PHASE LOCATION FOR MULTIPLE INK STREAMS OF AN INK JET ARRAY VIA REFERENCE JET

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025171D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In an electrostatic ink jet printer, it is important to locate the phase point of the ink stream breakup to ensure the proper charging of the ink droplets. The standard process of phase location is time consuming because it involves charging a droplet and monitoring its deflection downstream while varying the charging phase across the droplet flight time. The problem becomes especially difficult when the phase point of multiple jets from an array are to be located.