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Ribbon Feed Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068239D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Breski, TA Rosenthal, AB [+details]

Abstract

In printers using heat to cause the transfer of a marking material from a ribbon to the recording medium, the ribbon requires careful handling and conserving use because of low tensile strength and cost. The mechanism shown above provides this capability by advancing the ribbon with a minimum of tension and insuring that unused portions of the ribbon are not discarded.