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Flushing System for Impulse Ink Jet

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045773D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Drago, GA Kerr, JE Nettles, ML [+details]

Abstract

High quality ink jet printing requires the use of very small ink jet nozzles, generally less than .002 inch in diameter. Such nozzles are subject to clogging, especially during initial flushing and purging of a system. This is due to the difficulty of producing ink jet printhead parts which are free of debris and assemblying such parts without generating additional debris.