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Printer With One Page End of Ribbon Warning

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060592D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Goff, W Schmidt, JA [+details]

Abstract

An arrangement is described which causes a printer to indicate when there is only enough ribbon left to print one page. The end of ribbon sensing function of the printer is replaced by a "almost out of ribbon" function by adding a detection means, such as a piece of adhesive tape, etc., to the ribbon far enough from the end so that ink for one more page of print still exists on the ribbon.