Print Element Band With Inclined Fingers
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A metal band 1 on which are mounted print elements for a printer is formed with generally rectangular fingers 2 on the outer ends 3 of which are mounted dot print elements 4. Each finger 2 is attached to the band at its inner end 5, and the longitudinal axis 6 of each finger is inclined to the longitudinal axis 7 of the band. The fingers extend alternately from opposite sides of the longitudinal axis 7, and all the elements 4 lie on the axis 7. Each finger 2 is wider at its outer end 3 than at its inner end 5 to provide a suitable region for mounting the element and to provide the required flexibility of the finger.