JPH06155991A - Flat bed type thermal transfer printer - Google Patents

Flat bed type thermal transfer printer

Info

Publication number
JPH06155991A
JPH06155991A JP33960792A JP33960792A JPH06155991A JP H06155991 A JPH06155991 A JP H06155991A JP 33960792 A JP33960792 A JP 33960792A JP 33960792 A JP33960792 A JP 33960792A JP H06155991 A JPH06155991 A JP H06155991A
Authority
JP
Japan
Prior art keywords
thermal transfer
carriage
flat bed
ink ribbon
bar
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Pending
Application number
JP33960792A
Other languages
Japanese (ja)
Inventor
Mitsuyoshi Ishida
Mitsuyoshi Matsuda
田 光 良 松
田 光 義 石
Original Assignee
Cosmo Gurafu:Kk
株式会社コスモグラフ
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Cosmo Gurafu:Kk, 株式会社コスモグラフ filed Critical Cosmo Gurafu:Kk
Priority to JP33960792A priority Critical patent/JPH06155991A/en
Publication of JPH06155991A publication Critical patent/JPH06155991A/en
Pending legal-status Critical Current

Links

Abstract

PURPOSE:To provide a flat bed type thermal transfer printer which can print a flat plate to be transferred formed with a hard material such as a synthetic resin plate, etc. CONSTITUTION:The flat bed type thermal transfer printer comprises a flat bed 4 for placing a flat plate 2 to be transferred formed with a hard material, X rails 5, 5 provided in parallel at both sides of the bed, a Y bar 6 movable in an X axial direction along the X rails, a carriage 7 movable in a Y axial direction along the Y bar, a thermal transfer head 8 and an ink ribbon cassette 9 mounted at the carriage, and a controller 10 for moving the carriage 7 in the Y axial direction and the Y bar 6 in the X axial direction. The head 9 is pressed to the surface of the plate 2 placed on the head 4 through the ink ribbon fed from the cassette 9 to be printed.

Description

Detailed Description of the Invention

[0001]

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to a flat bed type thermal transfer for printing on a flat transferred plate formed of a hard material such as a synthetic resin plate, a metal plate or a glass plate, which is mainly used for signboards. It concerns printers.

[0002]

2. Description of the Related Art A thermal transfer printer that prints on a flexible transfer material such as paper or a synthetic resin sheet is known without particular mention. However, the known thermal transfer printer sends the material to be transferred wound in a roll shape to the printer,
Since the printed transfer plate is wound around a roll or the like, it cannot be printed on a transfer plate formed of a hard material such as a synthetic resin plate, a metal plate, or a glass plate. For this reason, conventionally, a sheet on which characters or figures are printed is cut out and attached by hand, but this requires a lot of work for attachment, which causes a problem that the work is troublesome and expensive.

[0003]

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION An object of the present invention is to provide a flat bed type thermal transfer printer capable of printing on a flat transfer plate formed of a hard material.

[0004]

In order to solve the above problems, a flat bed type thermal transfer printer of the present invention is a flat bed on which a flat transfer plate made of a hard material is placed, and both sides of the flat bed. X parallel to
Rail and Y movable along the X-rail in the X-axis direction
A bar, a carriage movable in the Y-axis direction along the Y-bar, a thermal transfer head and an ink ribbon cassette attached to the carriage, a control for moving the carriage in the Y-axis direction and the Y-bar in the X-axis direction. Equipped with a device,
Printing is performed by pressing the thermal transfer head onto the surface of the transfer plate placed on the flat bed via the ink ribbon fed from the ink ribbon cassette.

[0005]

When the transfer plate is placed on the flat bed, the thermal transfer head is pressed against the surface of the transfer plate through the ink ribbon, and the carriage is moved along the Y bar in the Y-axis direction by the control device. One line can be printed, the carriage is returned to its original position, and the Y bar is moved along the X rail in the X axis direction to print the next line. Therefore, it is possible to directly print on a flat transferred plate formed of a hard material.

[0006]

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS FIG. 1 shows a first embodiment of the present invention, in which a thermal transfer printer 1 mounts a flat transferred plate 2 made of a hard material such as a synthetic resin plate, a metal plate or a glass plate. Flat bed 4 for this purpose, X rails 5, 5 provided in parallel on both sides of the flat bed 4, and these rails 5, 5
Along with the Y-bar 6 movable in the X-axis direction, a carriage 7 movable along the Y-bar 6 in the Y-axis direction, a thermal transfer serial head 8 and an ink ribbon cassette 9 attached to the carriage 7, and a carriage 7 Is reciprocated along the Y-bar 6 in the Y-axis direction and the Y-bar 6 is moved line by line in the X-axis direction by the X rails 5 and 5.

In the thermal transfer printer 1, the transfer plate 2 is placed on the flat bed 4, the thermal transfer serial head 8 is pressed against the transfer plate 2 through the ink ribbon fed from the ink ribbon cassette 9, and the controller 10 is operated. The carriage 7 is moved along the Y-bar 6 in the Y-axis direction to print symbols such as predetermined characters and figures, and when printing of one line is completed, the control unit 10 returns the carriage 7 to the original position. At the same time, the Y bar 6 is moved along the X rails 5 and 5 in the X axis direction by one line, and the printing on the transfer plate 2 is completed by repeating the same operation. The movement of the Y-bar 6 in the X-axis direction by the controller 10 is
The number of lines is not limited to one line, and several lines can be moved together if necessary. Further, the fact that the control device 10 is composed of a computer is the same as in a known thermal transfer printer.

In the first embodiment described above, it is possible to directly print on the flat transfer plate 2 formed of a hard material placed on the flat bed 4, and the transfer plate 2 is placed on the flat bed 4. Also, since no labor is required except for the removal, printing on the transferred plate 2 is easy and the printed matter can be inexpensive.

FIG. 2 shows a second embodiment of the present invention. This thermal transfer printer 15 has an ink ribbon cassette 9 attached to a carriage 7 at one end of the flat bed 4 in the X-axis direction.
Cassette disposal station 16 for removing and discarding
And a new ink ribbon cassette 9 on this carriage 7.
A cassette mounting station 17 is provided for mounting. In this case, the operation of moving the carriage 7 to the cassette discarding station 17 by detecting the end of the ink ribbon, and the used ink ribbon cassette 9 are moved to the carriage 7
The control device includes an operation of removing the carriage 7 from the carriage 7, an operation of moving the carriage 7 to the cassette loading station 17, an operation of mounting a new ink ribbon cassette 9 in the loading station 17, and an operation of returning the carriage 7 loaded with the new cassette to the original position. Of course, it is controlled by 10. Since other configurations and operations of the second embodiment are the same as those of the first embodiment, the same reference numerals are given to the same portions in the drawings, and detailed description thereof will be omitted.

FIG. 3 shows a third embodiment of the present invention. In a thermal transfer printer 20 of the third embodiment, a plurality of thermal transfer heads 8, ... And an ink ribbon cassette are attached to a carriage 21 which moves along a Y bar 6. 9 ... are attached.
Since these ink ribbon cassettes 9 ... Have ink ribbons of different colors, the thermal transfer printer 20 can perform multicolor printing, and the ink ribbon cassette 9 of a desired color can be selected by the control device. It is controlled by the control device 22 similar to the control device 10. Since the third embodiment is provided with a plurality of thermal transfer heads 8, ... And an ink ribbon cassette 9, .., the ink ribbon is finished during printing, or multicolor printing with more colors than the number of heads is performed. Unless otherwise, the ink ribbon cassette 9,
・ ・ No need to replace. Since the other structure and operation of the third embodiment are the same as those of the first embodiment, the same reference numerals are given to the main parts in the drawing, and the detailed description will be omitted.

FIG. 4 shows a fourth embodiment of the present invention. A thermal transfer printer 25 of the fourth embodiment comprises a cassette discarding station 16 and a cassette loading station 17 at one end of the flat bed 4 in the X-axis direction. . The other structure and operation of the fourth embodiment are the same as those of the third embodiment except that the multicolor ink ribbon cassettes 9 ... Can be discarded and replaced, as in the second embodiment. The same reference numerals are given to the points of and the detailed description is omitted. The thermal transfer printer of the present invention can also print on a transfer material made of a flexible sheet such as paper.

[0012]

The flat bed thermal transfer printer of the present invention can print on a flat transfer plate made of a hard material placed on the flat bed, so that printing on a hard transfer plate is extremely easy. In addition, the printed matter can be made inexpensive because no manpower is required other than placing and removing the transferred plate on the flat bed.

[Brief description of drawings]

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a first embodiment.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a second embodiment.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a third embodiment.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a fourth embodiment.

[Explanation of symbols]

 1, 15, 20, 25 Thermal transfer printer 2 Transfer target plate 4 Flat bed 5 X rail 6 Y bar 7, 21 Carriage 8 Thermal transfer serial head 9 Ink ribbon cassette 10, 22 Control device

Claims (1)

[Claims]
1. A flat bed on which a flat transfer plate made of a hard material is placed, X rails provided in parallel on both sides of the flat bed, and movable in the X axis direction along the X rail. A Y bar, a carriage movable in the Y axis direction along the Y bar, a thermal transfer head and an ink ribbon cassette attached to the carriage, the carriage in the Y axis direction, and the Y bar in the X axis direction. A flat-bed type thermal transfer, characterized in that the thermal transfer head is pressed against the surface of the transfer target plate placed on the flat bed via the ink ribbon fed from the ink ribbon cassette for printing. Printer.
JP33960792A 1992-11-26 1992-11-26 Flat bed type thermal transfer printer Pending JPH06155991A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
JP33960792A JPH06155991A (en) 1992-11-26 1992-11-26 Flat bed type thermal transfer printer

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
JP33960792A JPH06155991A (en) 1992-11-26 1992-11-26 Flat bed type thermal transfer printer

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
JPH06155991A true JPH06155991A (en) 1994-06-03

Family

ID=18329089

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
JP33960792A Pending JPH06155991A (en) 1992-11-26 1992-11-26 Flat bed type thermal transfer printer

Country Status (1)

Country Link
JP (1) JPH06155991A (en)

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
KR101283940B1 (en) * 2013-02-01 2013-07-09 주식회사 대영테크 Thermal printing appatus

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
KR101283940B1 (en) * 2013-02-01 2013-07-09 주식회사 대영테크 Thermal printing appatus

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US7040748B2 (en) Inkjet printing apparatus
EP0672530B1 (en) Printer with feed fault detector
US4455579A (en) Apparatus for producing a color picture on recording paper
EP1721749B1 (en) Moving floor media transport for digital printers
DE69823627T2 (en) Stationary pen printer
JP2005193671A (en) Image aligning-printing method for perfecting machine
DE69430389D1 (en) Inkjet printing: Rotation of the mask pattern only at the side ends: multi-pass modes for quality and high throughput on plastic print media
US4694305A (en) Multi-colored stacked cassettes thermal printer
DE69408194D1 (en) Inkjet printer with print carriage and ink tank
EP0140056A2 (en) Preadjusting device for a printing press
EP0627314A3 (en) Improved ink jet print head for a dot printer.
AT144191T (en) Long side actuator for a high density ink jet print head
DE69406580D1 (en) Process for operating a thermal ink jet printer
EP0408241A3 (en) Print head for a thermal ink jet printer
KR100501615B1 (en) Cleaning method for inkjet printheads, wiper assemblies for inkjet printheads, and inkjet printheads
US20020154203A1 (en) Ink jet printer
CA2268624A1 (en) Method and apparatus for use in offset printing
EP0552562B1 (en) A tape printing device for printing characters and frames
JP3161094B2 (en) Recording method in ink jet recording apparatus
KR100363058B1 (en) Thermal graphic printing system and method
DE3431229C2 (en)
US6739687B1 (en) System and method for positioning print heads based on print job
DE69320595T2 (en) Device for cooling a print cartridge in an inkjet printer
BR9600021A (en) Process for controlling the printing of an image based on the stored data of the image by an inkjet printer that has a print head Process for printing an image based on the image data through the use of an inkjet printer that has a print head and inkjet printer having a print head
DE69203166T2 (en) Method for ejecting liquid and device for high-resolution printing on a continuously operating inkjet printer and method implementation.