EP0730974A3 - Apparatus and ribbon cartridge for thermal transfer printing - Google Patents

Apparatus and ribbon cartridge for thermal transfer printing Download PDF

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EP0730974A3
EP0730974A3 EP96250029A EP96250029A EP0730974A3 EP 0730974 A3 EP0730974 A3 EP 0730974A3 EP 96250029 A EP96250029 A EP 96250029A EP 96250029 A EP96250029 A EP 96250029A EP 0730974 A3 EP0730974 A3 EP 0730974A3
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ribbon
thermal transfer
transfer printing
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Stephan Günther
Wolfgang Dr. Thiel
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Francotyp Postalia GmbH
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J35/00Other apparatus or arrangements associated with, or incorporated in, ink-ribbon mechanisms
    • B41J35/36Alarms, indicators, or feed disabling devices responsive to ink ribbon breakage or exhaustion
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J17/00Mechanisms for manipulating page-width impression-transfer material, e.g. carbon paper
    • B41J17/36Alarms, indicators, or feed-disabling devices responsible to material breakage or exhaustion
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J17/00Mechanisms for manipulating page-width impression-transfer material, e.g. carbon paper
    • B41J17/38Mechanisms for manipulating page-width impression-transfer material, e.g. carbon paper for dealing with the impression-transfer material after use

Abstract

An arrangement for a thermal transfer printing process with at least one thermal printhead, which has a plurality of printing elements and is connected via a power electronics and a pressure controller to a microprocessor, a counter-pressure roller and a multi-use ink ribbon, which is wound from a first spool onto a second spool after the print head (1) at the window (21a or 21b) in the vicinity of the deflection roller 31a or (31b) comprises heat-emitting means (60, 70, 80, 90) which distribute the color of the top layer of unused or Support less used areas to the more used areas of the multi-use ribbon (29). A detection means (35) signals at least the type of ribbon to the microprocessor.
EP19960250029 1995-03-07 1996-02-03 Apparatus and ribbon cartridge for thermal transfer printing Expired - Lifetime EP0730974B1 (en)

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DE1995109683 DE19509683C2 (en) 1995-03-07 1995-03-07 Thermal transfer printing process and arrangement for carrying out the process with a multi-use ribbon cassette

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