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Operator-Insertable Ink Reservoir-Applicator System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040168D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

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Kightlinger, DA [+details]


A rotatable print wheel has a character petal which is to be printed positioned one petal position prior to its print position for application of ink to the petal by an ink applicator pivoted into engagement with the petal. The petal is then moved to the print position with the ink thereon and prints the selected character. (Image Omitted) A printer 1 (Fig. 1) includes a carriage 2 having a rotatable print wheel 3 with character petals 4 thereon. Prior to the selected character petal 4 reaching its print position 5 (Fig. 2), it is disposed at an inking position 6, which is offset one petal position from the print position 5, in front of an ink sponge applicator 7 of a pivotally mounted, ink reservoir applicator 8. The applicator 8 is preferably a cartridge 9 (Fig.