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Diskette Label Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060047D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Posselt, EA Scott, DJ Simson, LM [+details]

Abstract

The label of a magnetic recording diskette is printed by a nonimpact thermal printer. During printing, the diskette is supported at the printing interface by a roller whose surface is of nonuniform resilience. This roller compensates for variations in thickness of the diskette, as caused by the discontinuities in the diskette's internal wiper liner. Fig. 1 is a top view and Fig. 2 is a front view (absent gate 17) of a tray which receives diskettes, one at a time, from a program writer (not shown). As diskette 10 enters tray 11, its presence is sensed by sensor 13. This sensor operates to energize motor 14 and solenoid 20 (Fig. 2). Solenoid 20, when energized, drops idler roller 21 down onto the top of the diskette, trapping the diskette against roller 15.