EP0890436A3 - A liquid ink printing apparatus and system - Google Patents

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EP0890436A3
EP0890436A3 EP98119750A EP98119750A EP0890436A3 EP 0890436 A3 EP0890436 A3 EP 0890436A3 EP 98119750 A EP98119750 A EP 98119750A EP 98119750 A EP98119750 A EP 98119750A EP 0890436 A3 EP0890436 A3 EP 0890436A3
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Kia Silverbrook
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Eastman Kodak Co
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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
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • 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
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/135Nozzles
    • B41J2/14Structure thereof only for on-demand ink jet heads
    • B41J2/14451Structure of ink jet print heads discharging by lowering surface tension of meniscus

Abstract

A new printing system is disclosed for drop on demand printing. This printing mechanism divides the printing process into two stages; a drop selection means to select drops to be printed which generates a difference in meniscus position between selected drops and unselected drops of fluidized ink; and a drop separation means, attracting the ink of said drops to a substrate, the attraction being insufficient to overcome the surface tension of drops in an unselected meniscus position but being sufficient to overcome the surface tension of drops in a selected meniscus position so as to cause movement of the drops to the substrate. The drop selection means can produce a difference in meniscus position in the absence of the drop separation means.
The separation of drop selection means from drop separation means significantly reduces the energy required to select which ink drops are to be printed. Only the drop selection means must be driven by individual signals to each nozzle. The drop separation means can be a field or condition applied simultaneously to all nozzles.
EP98119750A 1995-04-12 1996-04-09 A liquid ink printing apparatus and system Expired - Lifetime EP0890436B1 (en)

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AUPN2311A AUPN231195A0 (en) 1995-04-12 1995-04-12 Drop size adjustment in proximity lift printing by varying head to media distance
AUPN231095 1995-04-12
AUPN231195 1995-04-12
AUPN2308/95 1995-04-12
AUPN231295 1995-04-12
AUPN2308A AUPN230895A0 (en) 1995-04-12 1995-04-12 A liquid ink fault tolerant (lift) printing mechanism
AUPN2312/95 1995-04-12
AUPN2312A AUPN231295A0 (en) 1995-04-12 1995-04-12 Augmenting proximity lift printing with acoustic ink waves
AUPN230895 1995-04-12
AUPN2310A AUPN231095A0 (en) 1995-04-12 1995-04-12 Drop separation in lift printing by print media proximity
AUPN2310/95 1995-04-12
AUPN2311/95 1995-04-12
EP96911663A EP0765235B1 (en) 1995-04-12 1996-04-09 A liquid ink printing apparatus and system

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EP96911663A Division EP0765235B1 (en) 1995-04-12 1996-04-09 A liquid ink printing apparatus and system

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EP0890436A2 EP0890436A2 (en) 1999-01-13
EP0890436A3 true EP0890436A3 (en) 1999-07-28
EP0890436B1 EP0890436B1 (en) 2002-08-28

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JP (1) JPH10501491A (en)
KR (1) KR970703857A (en)
CN (1) CN1150777A (en)
BR (1) BR9606313A (en)
DE (6) DE69603057D1 (en)
MX (1) MX9606283A (en)
WO (1) WO1996032279A1 (en)

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EP0890437A2 (en) 1999-01-13
KR970703857A (en) 1997-08-09
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EP0765235B1 (en) 1999-06-30
MX9606283A (en) 1998-03-31
DE69623340D1 (en) 2002-10-02
EP0890436A2 (en) 1999-01-13
EP0890437B1 (en) 2002-08-21
CN1150777A (en) 1997-05-28
JPH10501491A (en) 1998-02-10
WO1996032279A1 (en) 1996-10-17
DE69603057D1 (en) 1999-08-05
DE69623135D1 (en) 2002-09-26
EP0890437A3 (en) 1999-07-28
BR9606313A (en) 1997-09-02
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DE69623340T2 (en) 2003-04-17

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