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Variable Speed Ribbon Drive Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049384D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hagiwara, K [+details]

Abstract

In order to improve the yield of an ink ribbon in a typewriter or printer, the ribbon can be driven at variable speed to provide different ribbon feed pitches for the operator's preference which may depend on the kind of ribbon and the usage of the printed sheet.