Front Loading Multi-Function Document Transport for Printers
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Most printers are designed to primarily use continuous forms which generally load from the back of the machine and follow a path that goes up past the print line and then turns on itself and, overlaying the input path, exits the machine at the back. The paper transport is usually by a pair of pin feed sprockets pulling the paper past the print line. Some printers also accommodate cut forms, by provided a set of pressure feed rolls in addition to the pin feed sprockets. They usually require removal of the continuous form, or the adjustment of the feed rolls and/or the sprockets by the operator.