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LOW-MASS THERMAL INK JET PRINTHEAD EMPLOYING HEAT SPREADER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027678D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

As the mechanical efficiency of thermal ink jet printheads is extremely poor, essentially all the heat input to generate drops needs to be taken away by other means: through the ejected ink, thermal transients, and direct heat transfer to ambient (e-g., natural air cooling).