Forms Feed with Tear Bar Assembly
Original Publication Date: 1983-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Typically, wire matrix printers print on a print bar or platen which is located below the continuous forms-feed assembly. The forms are pulled up past the print bar which the print head traverses by the forms-feed assembly. The forms are held in position in alignment over the tractor assembly by spring-loaded doors on the tractor units. It should be noted that the tractor units are positioned on both the right and left sides of the forms with the printing occurring between.