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FULL WIDTH THERMAL INK JET APERTURE PLATE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027272D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The present proposal addresses the use of a full width aperture plate for full width print bars. The aperture plate serves to improve drop directionality by providing a nozzle having a radial symmetry that replaces the bilateral symmetry of current nozzles. Butt joints, at the nozzle surface, are eliminated thereby preventing the drop directionality effects of butt joints in colinear arrays comprised of butted subunits.