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Variable Image Generation Cycle and Error Print in Text Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046859D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Kida, M Tokunaga, T Tomatsu, T [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a variable image generation cycle in a text printer by counting the number of character codes included in one-line print data, and it also describes an error mark print in a margin area of a print sheet. A document distribution network system includes a host computer, communication or transmission line and various I/O terminals, such as, text printer, display terminal, etc. Particularly, the text printer had to have a high speed print capability along with an error detection capability. The text data stream for the text printer is assembled by the host computer or the text terminal under an architecture capable of adapting a format of the control codes and the character codes to particular operational parameters or functions of the text printer.