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Polyethylene Terephthalate Trailer Assembly for Correctable Ribbons

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051790D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Trayner, WC [+details]

Abstract

Ink migration to the trailer from a rolled ribbon designed to print wit lift-off correction capability is avoided by using polyethylene terephthalate as the trailer material. The ribbon typically comprises phenolic-based polyamide resin, mineral oil, plasticizer of mixed esters of fatty acids, and pigments, these four parts being in roughly equal amounts by weight and coated on a polyethylene substrate.