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Resistive Ribbon Ink Layers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000067370D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Crooks, W Shattuck, MD Weiche, WJ [+details]

Abstract

Resistive ribbon printing uses a thin resistive layer to produce sufficient heat to melt an adjacent thermoplastic ink layer onto paper. Printing is obtained by placing a stylus in contact with the resistive layer. Current is then passed through the resistive layer producing heat which melts the ink layer onto paper.