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Vertical Compensation ALGORITHM With Error Correction Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060183D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

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Alexander, RW Sommer, KA Tong, RC [+details]


Printers today face complex data stream requirements. To reach a wider market, it is desirable for a printer to attach to as many different systems as possible. This becomes increasingly difficult in the personal computer market place where standards are non-existent and noncompatibility is common. Printers need to be adaptable to future technologies. To achieve as much flexibility as possible, a greater number of printer functions are being controlled with the printer software or microcode. Some data stream requirements, however, are still restricted by the hardware characteristics of the printer. One of these is the minimum paper advance for linefeeding. This increment is usually determined by the paper stepper motor selected.