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Printer Ribbon Lift Means

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053038D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Goff, W Jenkins, WM [+details]

Abstract

A structure is provided which gives a unique ribbon lift expedient for multiple path usage of a MYLAR* substrate ribbon for impact printers. The ribbon mechanism is not carrier mounted but is grounded to the printer frame. Consequently, it is suitable for high speed printing. Because of the structural expedients, there is the absence of any physical connection between the ribbon lift structure and the control and/or actuation means for the ribbon lift. As a result, there is a significant reduction of carrier inertia.