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Printhead Cooling System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058918D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Scott, WD [+details]

Abstract

Printhead overheating is a problem common to matrix wire printers. Temperature is frequently controlled by the simple expedient of limiting the number of wire-fires for each actuator, and for the printhead, during a given time interval. This micro-code controlled system reduces throughput and consumes printer processor bandwidth. A simple forced air cooling system is provided, for a known printer, which permits operation at rated speed.