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Printhead Actuating Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049194D
Original Publication Date: 1982-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Craft, JA Sandgren, E [+details]

Abstract

A positioning mechanism for a column matrix printhead provides for two printhead positions, withdrawn from the print line, that afford different degrees of print line visibility. Movement to the highest visibility position is preferably conditioned on the amount of time elapsed since the last keyboard printing operation.