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Non Impact Printer using Optical Fibers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056220D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Kightlinger, DA Dials, EN [+details]

Abstract

Non-impact printers employing lasers or other light sources for producing images on record media are known. Serial printers of this sort normally involve apparatus to move either the light-producing mechanism or the record media to effect the necessary scanning action of the print point along the print line. The device shown above avoids this need by using a lens arrangement and a flexible optical fiber bundle to conduct the image-forming light from a fixed light source to the moving print point.