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THERMAL INK JET PRINTHEAD PRIMING TOOL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027426D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is a tool that provides a means for individually priming stubborn jets off-line from the primingkapping station of a TU (Thermal Ink Jet) printing machine. The tool allows for customer-site wand priming of ink jet printheads without an expensive vacuum pump and fluid separator. Additionally, the tool provides a method for automatically aligning a priming tube over the ink jet apertures so that the operation can be