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High Yield And Low Cost Ribbon Feed

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066188D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Haus, RA [+details]

Abstract

In disposable ribbon mechanisms, it is necessary that maximum utilization of the ribbon be achieved in one pass, i.e., the ribbon must be moved so that maximum utilization is obtained without unduly overworking any particular area in the ribbon. If a ribbon feed approach is utilized which traverses or feeds the ribbon in the manner described below, maximum utilization of the ribbon is achieved without any undue stress on any particular section of the ribbon.