EP1013425A3 - Print window improvement for continous ink jet printer - Google Patents

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EP1013425A3
EP1013425A3 EP99309553A EP99309553A EP1013425A3 EP 1013425 A3 EP1013425 A3 EP 1013425A3 EP 99309553 A EP99309553 A EP 99309553A EP 99309553 A EP99309553 A EP 99309553A EP 1013425 A3 EP1013425 A3 EP 1013425A3
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Prior art keywords
catcher
ink jet
continous
jet printer
catching
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French (fr)
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EP1013425A2 (en
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Richard T. Enz
James A. Katerberg
James D. Mccann
Robert J. Simon
Daniel E. Woolard
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Eastman Kodak Co
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Kodak Versamark Inc
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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
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/07Ink jet characterised by jet control
    • B41J2/075Ink jet characterised by jet control for many-valued deflection
    • B41J2/08Ink jet characterised by jet control for many-valued deflection charge-control type
    • B41J2/085Charge means, e.g. electrodes
    • 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
    • B41J2/07Ink jet characterised by jet control
    • B41J2/072Ink jet characterised by jet control by thermal compensation
    • 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
    • B41J2/17Ink jet characterised by ink handling
    • B41J2/18Ink recirculation systems
    • B41J2/185Ink-collectors; Ink-catchers
    • 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
    • B41J2/17Ink jet characterised by ink handling
    • B41J2/18Ink recirculation systems
    • B41J2/185Ink-collectors; Ink-catchers
    • B41J2002/1853Ink-collectors; Ink-catchers ink collectors for continuous Inkjet printers, e.g. gutters, mist suction means

Abstract

A system and method are provided for improving the operating latitude for the charging and deflection voltage of an ink jet printhead, by catching non-print drops (16) with a wall impinging catcher to form a fluid layer in a face (10) of the catcher; and lowering drag on the fluid layer on the catcher face. This is accomplished by providing a drop generator for producing ink drops and a catcher/charge plate assembly for catching and recirculating non print drops. A printhead frame maintains the alignment of the drop generator and the catcher/charge plate assembly. Temperature induced distortion of these components is eliminated by heating them to a constant temperature.
EP99309553A 1998-12-14 1999-11-29 Print window improvement for continous ink jet printer Withdrawn EP1013425A3 (en)

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US21120498A true 1998-12-14 1998-12-14
US211204 1998-12-14

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EP1013425A3 true EP1013425A3 (en) 2000-08-23

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JP2005212365A (en) * 2004-01-30 2005-08-11 Konica Minolta Holdings Inc Inkjet recording apparatus
US8337003B2 (en) 2009-07-16 2012-12-25 Eastman Kodak Company Catcher including drag reducing drop contact surface
US8398222B2 (en) * 2010-07-27 2013-03-19 Eastman Kodak Company Printing using liquid film solid catcher surface
US8444260B2 (en) * 2010-07-27 2013-05-21 Eastman Kodak Company Liquid film moving over solid catcher surface
US8857954B2 (en) 2013-03-11 2014-10-14 Eastman Kodak Company Printhead including coanda catcher with grooved radius
US8777387B1 (en) 2013-03-11 2014-07-15 Eastman Kodak Company Printhead including coanda catcher with grooved radius
US8746863B1 (en) 2013-03-11 2014-06-10 Eastman Kodak Company Printhead including coanda catcher with grooved radius
US8740366B1 (en) 2013-03-11 2014-06-03 Eastman Kodak Company Printhead including coanda catcher with grooved radius

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US3813675A (en) * 1973-03-28 1974-05-28 Mead Corp Catching apparatus for a jet drop recorder
US3836914A (en) * 1972-12-20 1974-09-17 Mead Corp Catcher for a jet drop recorder
US3893623A (en) * 1967-12-28 1975-07-08 Ibm Fluid jet deflection by modulation and coanda selection
JPS5591681A (en) * 1978-12-30 1980-07-11 Ricoh Co Ltd Ink jet recording device
US4283730A (en) * 1979-12-06 1981-08-11 Graf Ronald E Droplet control aspects--ink evaporation reduction; low voltage contact angle control device; droplet trajectory release modes; uses for metallic ink drops in circuit wiring and press printing
US4667207A (en) * 1986-06-13 1987-05-19 Burlington Industries, Inc. Ink jet system catcher structure
EP0791469A2 (en) * 1996-02-22 1997-08-27 SCITEX DIGITAL PRINTING, Inc. Cylindrical ink catcher

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US4757328A (en) 1987-02-06 1988-07-12 Eastman Kodak Company Ink jet charging plant and drop-catcher assembly

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US3893623A (en) * 1967-12-28 1975-07-08 Ibm Fluid jet deflection by modulation and coanda selection
US3836914A (en) * 1972-12-20 1974-09-17 Mead Corp Catcher for a jet drop recorder
US3813675A (en) * 1973-03-28 1974-05-28 Mead Corp Catching apparatus for a jet drop recorder
JPS5591681A (en) * 1978-12-30 1980-07-11 Ricoh Co Ltd Ink jet recording device
US4283730A (en) * 1979-12-06 1981-08-11 Graf Ronald E Droplet control aspects--ink evaporation reduction; low voltage contact angle control device; droplet trajectory release modes; uses for metallic ink drops in circuit wiring and press printing
US4667207A (en) * 1986-06-13 1987-05-19 Burlington Industries, Inc. Ink jet system catcher structure
EP0791469A2 (en) * 1996-02-22 1997-08-27 SCITEX DIGITAL PRINTING, Inc. Cylindrical ink catcher

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