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Reversible Ribbon Cartridge

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063256D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Weixlmann, TW [+details]

Abstract

A reversible ribbon cartridge is symmetrically designed so that as the print quality becomes poor, the cartridge can simply be flipped over and reloaded, thereby doubling the lifetime use of that cartridge. The printing element must be positioned below the center of the ribbon.