FAST SCAN WITH CONTINUOUS VELOCITY SLOW SCAN CARRIAGE
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Xerox Disclosure Journal
At the present state of the technology, it is more cost effective to use writing heads of less than full page width for Thermal Ink Jet (TIJ) printing. This, in turn, necessitates the butting of adjacent scan lines. The tolerance for the relative location of the butted scan lines is very critical in order to avoid objectionable defects. Past architectures have used the paper motion (or carriage rail assembly) motion to accomplish this precision "stitching". This stitching procedure compromises both print speed and cost.