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DROPLET SPATTER ELIMINATION IN A STITCHED INK JET PRINTER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025172D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In the stitched, continuous stream-type ink jet printers, normal nozzle array geometry produces droplet spattering at the stitching line interface between adjacent droplets from two neighboring nozzles because of their simultaneous arrival at the paper and because of the required excessive overlap between the two stitched droplets necessitated to overcome system tolerances such as, for example, mechanical vibrations, stream directional jittering and deflection voltage drift.