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Thermal Printer Re Inking Cartridge

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045660D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Graham, AE West, DL [+details]

Abstract

A resistive substrate, thermal ribbon is reinked from a replaceable cartridge which moves across the printing area during printing. The cartridge either contains or fits around the ribbon and has a solid ink supply which is melted onto the ribbon from heat generated by a reinking electrode head basically similar to the printing electrode head.