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Customer Programmable Graphics for an All Points Addressable Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052584D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Flurry, GA Harbour, WP Lebda, KD McKinney, JD Scheibl, FJ [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed in this article is apparatus by which an all-points-addressab printer may be controlled by the user so that he may design and/or type his own special characters or graphics, including letterheads, etc. It is assumed that the printer is interactive and that the matrix printhead 18 includes a scanner or the like mounted on the carrier for movement across print media 1 mounted on a platen 12. With the apparatus described hereinafter, the user is given freedom to generate his own set of custom graphics.