DROPLET SPATTER ELIMINATION IN A STITCHED INK JET PRINTER
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
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.