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Easily Replaceable Ink Ribbon Cartridge

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035961D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Kurosawa, T Shimose, T [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is an ink ribbon cartridge for easy and comfortable replacement in a serial printer. This cartridge has an arm that can move between two positions. When setting the cartridge, the arm locates near the print head and can make a ribbon easily insertable in front of the print head-like cassette. When printing, the arm moves aside so as not to get in the way of print head movement.