Stream Alignment, Aspirated Ink Jet Printer
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
The path that an ink jet stream takes through an aspirator is critical, because if the stream is not centered in the aspirator, it will experience aerodynamic forces which tend to "blow' it off course when the air is turned on. An aspirated ink jet head utilizing independent rotational and translational means for aligning the stream with a desired path in the aspirator is shown schematically above.