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Mini-Printing Line Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061461D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Helinski, EF Zable, JL [+details]

Abstract

A band line printer is provided with an interposer mechanism designed to permit printing with mini-sized characters on the type band at higher horizontal print density without changing the spacing of the print hammers. An interposer mechanism for use with a type band 1, having smaller type characters 2 spaced for printing fifteen characters/inch, comprises interposer elements 3 and 4 located between print hammers 5 and paper 6. An ink ribbon 7 is positioned between paper 6 and type band 1. As seen in Fig. 2, interposer elements 3 have wide strike surfaces 3a arranged alternately with narrow strike surfaces 4a for interposer elements 4.