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Improve Life Ink Ribbons

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045393D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Travieso, R Whitehead, K [+details]

Abstract

Whenever possible, it Is desirable to increase the life of an ink ribbon used in printing applications. One significant reason for the failure of printer ribbons is that the ribbon material itself is destroyed by the constant pounding of the print mechanism against the ribbon. This is particularly true in wire matrix printers. The plastic strands which constitute the ribbon material are cut by the action of the print wires.