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ANNOTATOR FOR HIGH SPEED PRINTERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026603D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An annotator printhead for adding supplemental information to a copy sheet is disclosed. The printhead, a thermal Ink Jet marking device, is preferably mounted at the exit of a fuseddecurler in a xerographic printing machine. The thermal ink jet annotator enables color prints and custom addressing of the xerographic printing machine's output, by printing a swath of information in the form of text and / or graphics. Briefly,-printing machine 5, which is shown in Figure 1, has a photoconductive belt 10 which is charged at charging station A. Next, the charged belt is advanced through imaging station B where light reflected from a document on platen 14 creates an electrostatic latent image on the belt. The latent image then passes through development station C, which is subsequently transferred onto a sheet at transfer station D from paper trays 22, 24, or 26. The sheet bearing the transferred images is then fused to the sheet at fusing station E.