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PRINTHEAD MAINTENANCE CONFIGURATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026944D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A problem encountered while integrating an ink jet array to a vacuum or an electrostatic belt paper transport is the required access for printhead maintenance functions. These functions include: vacuum priming, capping, wiping, drop sensing, and a spit trough for interdocument spitting of all jets. Additionally, a vacuum platen is required in the same zone, to control paper flatness and positioning in the print zone located beneath the printbar assembly.