PRINTHEAD MAINTENANCE CONFIGURATION
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
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.