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CLEANER FOR A COLOR THERMAL INK JET PRINTHEAD

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027506D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is an easy to use cleaning device for flushing away contaminates in color printheads of a thermal ink jet printer. As shown in the accompanying figure, the cleaning device comprises a cleaning fluid container 20 having a plurality of fluid connectors 22 that dock with intake ports 18 on printhead 10. Container 20 may be a squeeze bottle or a pressurized dispensing system having check valves therein. A clip-on cap 12 snaps on to printhead 10 to form an effective seal. The clip-on cap 12 connects to a throw-away waste