REMOVAL OF INK DEPOSITS LOCATED NEAR THE NOZZLES OF AN INK JET DEVICE
Original Publication Date: 1984-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Control of startup and shutdown of ink jet orinting systems, especially the continuous stream type, is seriously hampered by the presence of ink deposits in the vicinity of the orifices. The presence of ink deposits promote various startup and shutdown failures, such as, for example, stream misdirection and mistine: or dribbling which causes contamination of printhead outer and adjacent structure. If the ink deposits dry during prolonged shutdown, orifice clogginq could result.