GB2310405B - Method of calibrating a ribbon winding mechanism for a printing apparatus - Google Patents

Method of calibrating a ribbon winding mechanism for a printing apparatus

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Publication number
GB2310405B
GB2310405B GB9710372A GB9710372A GB2310405B GB 2310405 B GB2310405 B GB 2310405B GB 9710372 A GB9710372 A GB 9710372A GB 9710372 A GB9710372 A GB 9710372A GB 2310405 B GB2310405 B GB 2310405B
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Prior art keywords
calibrating
method
printing apparatus
winding mechanism
ribbon winding
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Expired - Lifetime
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GB9710372A
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GB9710372D0 (en
GB2310405A (en
Inventor
Steven Buckby
Keith Buxton
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Markem Technologies Ltd
Markem Tech Ltd
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Markem Technologies Ltd
Markem Tech Ltd
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Priority to GB9505216A priority Critical patent/GB2298821A/en
Application filed by Markem Technologies Ltd, Markem Tech Ltd filed Critical Markem Technologies Ltd
Priority to PCT/GB1996/000649 priority patent/WO1996028304A1/en
Publication of GB9710372D0 publication Critical patent/GB9710372D0/en
Publication of GB2310405A publication Critical patent/GB2310405A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of GB2310405B publication Critical patent/GB2310405B/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Application status is Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical

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Classifications

    • 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
    • B41J25/00Actions or mechanisms not otherwise provided for
    • B41J25/02Key actions for specified purposes
    • B41J25/14Line spacing
    • 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
    • B41J33/00Apparatus or arrangements for feeding ink ribbons or like character-size impression-transfer material
    • B41J33/14Ribbon-feed devices or mechanisms
    • B41J33/34Ribbon-feed devices or mechanisms driven by motors independently of the machine as a whole
    • 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
    • B41J33/00Apparatus or arrangements for feeding ink ribbons or like character-size impression-transfer material
    • B41J33/14Ribbon-feed devices or mechanisms
    • B41J33/54Ribbon-feed devices or mechanisms for ensuring maximum life of the ribbon
GB9710372A 1995-03-15 1996-03-15 Method of calibrating a ribbon winding mechanism for a printing apparatus Expired - Lifetime GB2310405B (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB9505216A GB2298821A (en) 1995-03-15 1995-03-15 A ribbon winding mechanism
PCT/GB1996/000649 WO1996028304A1 (en) 1995-03-15 1996-03-15 Method of calibrating a ribbon winding mechanism for a printing apparatus

Publications (3)

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GB9710372D0 GB9710372D0 (en) 1997-07-16
GB2310405A GB2310405A (en) 1997-08-27
GB2310405B true GB2310405B (en) 1998-08-05

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GB9505216A Withdrawn GB2298821A (en) 1995-03-15 1995-03-15 A ribbon winding mechanism
GB9710372A Expired - Lifetime GB2310405B (en) 1995-03-15 1996-03-15 Method of calibrating a ribbon winding mechanism for a printing apparatus

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GB9505216A Withdrawn GB2298821A (en) 1995-03-15 1995-03-15 A ribbon winding mechanism

Country Status (6)

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EP (1) EP0814960B1 (en)
AT (1) AT180213T (en)
DE (2) DE69602524D1 (en)
ES (1) ES2132902T3 (en)
GB (2) GB2298821A (en)
WO (1) WO1996028304A1 (en)

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US7682094B2 (en) 2000-09-11 2010-03-23 Zipher Limited Tape drive and printing apparatus
US7722268B2 (en) 2000-09-11 2010-05-25 Zipher Limited Tape drive and printing apparatus
US7748917B2 (en) 2000-09-11 2010-07-06 Zipher Limited Tape drive and printing apparatus
US7753605B2 (en) 2000-09-11 2010-07-13 Zipher Limited Tape drive and printing apparatus
US8007190B2 (en) 2000-09-11 2011-08-30 Zipher Limited Tape drive and printing apparatus
US8096715B2 (en) 2000-09-11 2012-01-17 Zipher Limited Tape drive and printing apparatus
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US8221010B2 (en) 2000-09-11 2012-07-17 Zipher Limited Tape drive and printing apparatus
US9233553B2 (en) 2000-09-11 2016-01-12 Videojet Technologies (Nottingham) Limited Tape drive and printing apparatus
US8328441B2 (en) 2000-09-11 2012-12-11 Videojet Technologies (Nottingham) Limited Tape drive and printing apparatus
US8591127B2 (en) 2000-09-11 2013-11-26 Videojet Technologies (Nottingham) Limited Tape drive and printing apparatus
US8770874B2 (en) 2007-03-07 2014-07-08 Videojet Technologies (Nottingham) Limited Tape drive
US8961045B2 (en) 2007-03-07 2015-02-24 Videojet Technologies (Nottingham) Limited Tape drive
US8317421B2 (en) 2007-03-31 2012-11-27 Videojet Technologies (Nottingham) Limited Tape drive tension control
EP2741919B1 (en) 2011-08-10 2017-02-01 Markem-Imaje Industries Limited. Motor control system

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Publication number Publication date
EP0814960A1 (en) 1998-01-07
GB9710372D0 (en) 1997-07-16
AT180213T (en) 1999-06-15
GB2310405A (en) 1997-08-27
WO1996028304A1 (en) 1996-09-19
DE69602524D1 (en) 1999-06-24
ES2132902T3 (en) 1999-08-16
EP0814960B1 (en) 1999-05-19
GB9505216D0 (en) 1995-05-03
GB2298821A (en) 1996-09-18
DE69602524T2 (en) 1999-09-16

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