Pivoting Head Multi-Station Printer
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
In point-of-sale terminals multiple stations of printing are often required for the provision of a customer receipt, a journal roll record of the day's transactions, and a document insert station where printing may be accomplished for franking checks, etc. In the document insert station, the most desirable result is often a face-up printing on the document which can be viewed by the operator. The other stations for the journal roll and the customer receipt are often printed in a vertical plane for convenience and access to the roll paper supplies. The requirement for printing in the horizontal plane can be met by pivoting the printing head on an axis that it traverses as it prints the other stations.