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Front Loading Multi-Function Document Transport for Printers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040399D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Drejza, JE [+details]

Abstract

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.