Variable Length Paper Guide for a Continuous Forms Printer
Original Publication Date: 1982-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
The paper guide illustrated in the figure is fabricated of two interleaved, welded wire pieces that slide on each other and maintain a common surface to guide the paper while it is being stacked. When the paper tray is in its lowest position, the rear guide is fully extended, thus supporting the paper stack. To gain access to the paper load area (which shares space with the output stack), the paper tray is moved to its uppermost position. This action causes the rear guide to retract upward, providing access to the load area. This provides a means of sharing space between the paper supply stack and the paper output stack in a continuous forms printer.