Printer Continuous Form Feed Manually Declutched for Cut-Sheet Operation
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Most printers are designed to primarily feed continuous forms, usually by means of pin-feed sprockets. Some printers also accommodate cut forms, usually by providing a set of pressure feed rolls in addition to the pin-feed sprockets. Various methods exist which permit cut-form use without removing the continuous forms from the machine, usually by providing a path which interposes the cut form between the continuous form and the print head. With such an arrangement, both forms advance at the same time (line space) as the cut form is being printed. Upon completion and removal of the cut form, the continuous form is rolled back to the beginning of the page, and operation is resumed. This arrangement is not satisfactory for multi-part continuous forms.