Resistive Ribbon Ink Layers
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
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.