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Matrix Color Telecopier

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049138D
Original Publication Date: 1982-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Chai, HD Kutzleman, HC Pawletko, JP [+details]

Abstract

It is possible to effect printing by selectively energizing predetermined areas of a leuco dye impregnated recording medium. Typically, this is accomplished by passing current from a plurality of electrodes through the dye, thereby making it visible. In one embodiment of a scanning printer arrangement which utilizes this printing technology, the source document is held stationary during scanning and colored printing occurs on a continuously moving recording medium. Alternatively, it is possible to synchronously move the source and target mediums on separate drums while holding the scanning mechanism in place.