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Eighteen-Wire Serial Matrix Print Head

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035343D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hanna, DW [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a design for an 18-wire dot matrix print head that uses all of the critical parts from an existing nine-wire design. The design also provides for the use of print wires of two different densities to compensate for a difference in wire length. In this way, the ballistic mass of the wires remains constant, and variations in wire dynamics are negated.