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Tilt Correction for Printhead Without Adversely Affecting Height Position of Printhead

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063153D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Buchanan, JC [+details]

Abstract

A carrier assembly, which has a printhead mounted thereon, is tilted to have the printhead aligned with the center line of characters without having a significant effect on the height of the printhead so as to not affect the print quality. In printing graphics, boxes may be drawn, as shown in A, wherein each of three lines produces vertical alignment. If the printhead on the carrier assembly is tilted with respect to the center line of the characters, the vertical lines do not interconnect, as shown in B, for example. The carrier assembly is mounted by two bearings on a rear rail next to a platen and slidably mounted on a front rail.