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Layered Elastomeric Printhead for Use in Resistive-Ribbon Thermal-Transfer Printing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036435D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Byrne, JC Schum, VJ Welch, JT [+details]

Abstract

This disclosure describes a resistive-ribbon thermal-transfer printhead made of alternating layers of electrically conductive and non-conductive rubber. This results in a lower cost, customer-replaceable printhead.