Variable Image Generation Cycle in Page Printer
Original Publication Date: 1983-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
This article describes variable image generation cycle in a page printer by comparing the message length of current line with the message length of a preceding line. This article improves the operational speed of image generation of the prior page printer wherein the image generation cycle is designed to repeat from the first column or character position to the last column or character position over the maximum length of one print line on a print sheet. This article provides a variable image generation cycle in which the cycle is varied in accordance with the length of the line message. Fig. 1 shows a block diagram for providing the variable image generation cycle. The input page data is supplied to an end-of-line sensor 1 through an input data line.