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Ribbon Cartridge

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052488D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Briggs, T Kiel, HS [+details]

Abstract

The ribbon cartridge shown in the figure may be used for wire matrix printers to allow easy operator replacement of the ribbon without the need for handthreading the ribbon around guides in a prescribed path. This allows error-free installation of the ribbon in a clean hands fashion; that is, the operator need not touch the inked fabric to load the ribbon.