RECIPROCATION READ HEAD IIT
Original Publication Date: 1984-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
This concept envisions a combined readerhnk jet printer which utilizes, as shown in Figures 1-3 and discussed below, a lightweight input read head 6. The printer is designed for the low speed (i.e., 1 to 4 documents per minute) low resolution scanning/printing environment, the input read head 6 being essentially isomorohic to a class of type I11 ink jet print heads. In this case, the write head would, for example, comprise an array of 40 jets mechanically traversed across the copy paper being printed, such that the write head prints a swath of 40 rasters in one pass. By repeating this process, a complete document page is printed utilizing a motion akin to that of a typewriter.