High Speed Line Matrix Configuration
Original Publication Date: 1982-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
This article describes a dot belt printer which prints dots on several rows simultaneously, after which the print medium is advanced a distance equal to a plurality of dot rows. The article also describes an arrangement for a dot belt printer in which multiple dots are printed. The time for printing a character row in a line matrix printer is described by the following equation. t(total) equals Alpha W x N x R x M + (M-1) t(1) + t(S) where t(total) equals time to print a character row N equals number of dots/character width, i.e.