JPS63193861A - Thermal transfer printer - Google Patents

Thermal transfer printer

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Publication number
JPS63193861A
JPS63193861A JP2505087A JP2505087A JPS63193861A JP S63193861 A JPS63193861 A JP S63193861A JP 2505087 A JP2505087 A JP 2505087A JP 2505087 A JP2505087 A JP 2505087A JP S63193861 A JPS63193861 A JP S63193861A
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Prior art keywords
printing
ribbon
thermal transfer
head
print
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Application number
JP2505087A
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Japanese (ja)
Inventor
Kazuharu Itakura
和治 板倉
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NEC Corp
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NEC Corp
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41MPRINTING, DUPLICATING, MARKING, OR COPYING PROCESSES; COLOUR PRINTING
    • B41M5/00Duplicating or marking methods; Sheet materials for use therein
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41MPRINTING, DUPLICATING, MARKING, OR COPYING PROCESSES; COLOUR PRINTING
    • B41M5/00Duplicating or marking methods; Sheet materials for use therein
    • B41M5/50Recording sheets characterised by the coating used to improve ink, dye or pigment receptivity, e.g. for ink-jet or thermal dye transfer recording
    • B41M5/52Macromolecular coatings

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  • Electronic Switches (AREA)
  • Impression-Transfer Materials And Handling Thereof (AREA)
  • Character Spaces And Line Spaces In Printers (AREA)

Abstract

PURPOSE:To enable printing at a normal printing speed to be performed even when a printing paper poor in surface smoothness is used, by providing first and second printing heads independently with ribbon-supplying means, and causing the first and second printing heads to print the same information at the same part of a printing paper. CONSTITUTION:With a printing operation started, a carrier 5 is moved rightward, a printing head 1 performs thermal transfer printing of information at a position by using a filler ribbon 3, and then a printing head 2 prints the same information at the same position by using an ink ribbon 4. Namely, the head 1 performs thermal transfer printing by using the filler ribbon 3 coated with a filler so as to smoothen the ruggedness of the surface of printing paper, and the head 2 performs thermal transfer printing of the same information as that printed by the head 1 at the part of the paper just smoothened by the head 1, by using the ink ribbon 4. Therefore, the result of the printing is the same as that obtained when printing is conducted twice in one movement of the carrier 5.

Description

【発明の詳細な説明】 本発明は熱転写プリンタに関し、特に印字ヘッドにより
印字用紙にインクを溶着して印〒を行う熱転写シリアル
プリンタに関する。
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to a thermal transfer printer, and more particularly to a thermal transfer serial printer that prints by welding ink onto printing paper using a print head.

更米韮I 従来、この種の熱転写プリンタにおいては、1個の印字
ヘッドと1個のインクリボンとを有し、1回の行方向へ
の印字動作により印字用紙上に1行分の文字を印字して
いた。
Sarameniron I Conventionally, this type of thermal transfer printer has one print head and one ink ribbon, and can print one line of characters on printing paper by one printing operation in the line direction. It was printing.

この1回の行方向への印字動作では、平滑性の悪い印字
用紙が用いられた場合には印字品質が悪くなることから
、これを解決するために、1行印字した後、キャリッジ
が戻ってから再度同一行を印字する手段を有する熱転写
プリンタもある。
In this one-time printing operation in the line direction, the print quality will deteriorate if printing paper with poor smoothness is used. To solve this problem, the carriage returns after printing one line. There are also thermal transfer printers that have means for printing the same line again.

このような従来の熱転写プリンタでは、表面の平滑性が
悪い印字用紙を用いる場合に1行印字した後、キャリッ
ジが戻ってから再度同一行を印字しているので、印字速
度が1/2になり、インクリボンの消v!伍が2倍にな
るという欠点があった。
With such conventional thermal transfer printers, when printing paper with a poor surface smoothness is used, after printing one line, the same line is printed again after the carriage returns, which reduces the printing speed by half. , Ink Ribbon Eraser! The drawback was that the number of 5 was doubled.

1肚立旦刀 本発明は上記のような従来のものの欠点を除去すべくな
されたもので、表面の平滑性が悪い印字用紙を用いる場
合にも通常の印字速度で印字を行え、インクリボンの消
費量が2倍となることなく、転写性の良い印字を行うこ
とができる熱転写プリンタの提供を目的とする。
The present invention was made in order to eliminate the drawbacks of the conventional products as described above.Even when printing paper with a poor surface smoothness is used, printing can be performed at normal printing speed, and the ink ribbon can be used. To provide a thermal transfer printer capable of printing with good transferability without doubling consumption.

1匪立且羞 本発明による熱転写プリンタは、印字用紙へ印字を行う
第1および第2の印字ヘッドと、前記第1および第2の
印字ヘッドに夫々独立して個別にリボンを供給するリボ
ン供給手段とを設け、前記第1および第2の印字ヘッド
に前記印字用紙の同一箇所に同一内容の印字を行わせる
ようにしたことを特徴とする。
The thermal transfer printer according to the present invention includes first and second print heads that print on printing paper, and a ribbon supply that independently and individually supplies ribbon to the first and second print heads. The invention is characterized in that the first and second print heads print the same content on the same location on the printing paper.

支盪1 次に、本発明の一実施例について図面を参照して説明す
る。
Support 1 Next, an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.

第1図は本発明の一実施例を示す平面図である。FIG. 1 is a plan view showing one embodiment of the present invention.

図において、本発明の一実施例ではキャリア5上に印字
ヘッド1.2を設けてあり、これら印字ヘッド1,2に
は夫々個別に充填材(インクの染料を除いて透明な樹脂
成分のみでも、また染料を含んだインクでもよく、熱転
写性を有する成分がリボンに塗布されてあればよい)を
含んだりボン3と転写用のインクリボン4とが供給され
ている。
In the figure, in one embodiment of the present invention, print heads 1.2 are provided on a carrier 5, and each of these print heads 1, 2 is filled with a filler (only a transparent resin component excluding the dye of the ink). , or an ink containing a dye (it is sufficient if a component having thermal transferability is coated on the ribbon) is supplied with an ink ribbon 3 and an ink ribbon 4 for transfer.

充填材リボン供給部3aから供給された充填材リボン3
は印字ヘッド1に供給され、充填材リボン巻取り部3b
により巻取られる。また、インクリボン供給部4aから
供給されたインクリボン4は印字ヘッド2に供給され、
インクリボン巻取り部4bにより巻取られる。
Filler ribbon 3 supplied from filler ribbon supply section 3a
is supplied to the print head 1, and the filler ribbon winding section 3b
It is wound up by. Further, the ink ribbon 4 supplied from the ink ribbon supply section 4a is supplied to the print head 2,
The ink ribbon is wound up by the ink ribbon winding section 4b.

印字動作の開始によりキャリア5が右方向に移動すると
ともに、印字ヘッド1が充填材リボン3を用いて熱転写
印字を行い、続いて印字ヘッド2が印字ヘッド1により
熱転写印字が行われた位置と同一箇所に、インクリボン
4を用いて印字ヘッド1の熱転写印字と同一内容の印字
を行う。
With the start of the printing operation, the carrier 5 moves to the right, and the print head 1 performs thermal transfer printing using the filler ribbon 3, and then the print head 2 moves to the same position where the thermal transfer printing was performed by the print head 1. The ink ribbon 4 is used to print the same content as the thermal transfer printing of the print head 1 at the location.

すなわち、印字ヘッド1は充填材リボン3に塗布されて
いる充填材を用いて図示せぬ印字用紙の表面の凹凸を平
滑化するために熱転写印字を行い、印字ヘッド2は印字
ヘッド1により平滑化された印字用紙の同一箇所に印字
ヘッド1が行った熱転写印字と同一内容の印字をインク
リボン4を用いて行うことになるので、印字結果はキャ
リア5の一度の18勅で二度印字を行ったのと同じ結果
が得られる。
That is, the print head 1 performs thermal transfer printing using the filler applied to the filler ribbon 3 to smooth out unevenness on the surface of the printing paper (not shown), and the print head 2 performs thermal transfer printing using the filler applied to the filler ribbon 3. Since the ink ribbon 4 will be used to print the same content as the thermal transfer printing performed by the print head 1 on the same location on the printed printing paper, the printing result will be obtained by printing twice in one 18 stroke of the carrier 5. You will get the same result as you did.

このように、−行印字を行うときのキャリア5の一度の
移動により、印字ヘッド1で充填材リボン3を用いて熱
転写印字を行って印字用紙の凹凸を平滑化した後に、印
字ヘッド1により凹凸が平滑化された印字用紙の同一箇
所に印字ヘッド2でインクリボン4を用いて印字ヘッド
1と同一内容の印字を行うようにすることによって、表
面の平滑性が悪い印字用紙を用いる場合にも通常の印字
速度で転写性の良い印字を行うことができる。
In this way, by moving the carrier 5 once when performing - line printing, the print head 1 performs thermal transfer printing using the filler ribbon 3 to smooth out the unevenness of the printing paper, and then the print head 1 smooths out the unevenness. By using the ink ribbon 4 in the print head 2 to print the same content as in the print head 1 on the same spot on the smoothed printing paper, it is possible to print the same content as the print head 1, even when printing paper with a poor surface smoothness is used. Printing with good transferability can be performed at normal printing speeds.

また、充填材リボン3を印字ヘッド1に供給することに
より、インクリボン4の消費量が2倍となることなく、
転写性の良い印字を行うことができる。
Furthermore, by supplying the filler ribbon 3 to the print head 1, the amount of ink ribbon 4 consumed does not double.
Printing with good transferability can be performed.

尚、本発明の一実施例では、充填材リボン3に含有され
る充填材が透明の樹脂成分のみでも、また染料を含んだ
インクでもよく、熱転写性を有すればよいとして、印字
ヘッド1の印字内容と印字ヘッド2の印字内容とが同一
の場合について説明したが、充填材リボン3に含有され
る充填材が透明な樹脂成分のみの場合には、印字ヘッド
1の印字内容と印字ヘッド2の印字内容とが異なってい
ても、印字ヘッド1の印字により印字用紙の表面の印字
ヘッド2により印字が行われる箇所の凹凸が平滑化され
ればよく、これに限定されない。
In one embodiment of the present invention, the filler contained in the filler ribbon 3 may be only a transparent resin component or may be ink containing a dye, as long as it has thermal transferability, and the filler of the print head 1 is Although the case where the printed content and the printed content of the print head 2 are the same has been described, if the filler contained in the filler ribbon 3 is only a transparent resin component, the printed content of the print head 1 and the printed content of the print head 2 may be the same. Even if the content of the print is different from that of the print head 1, it is sufficient that the unevenness of the surface of the print paper where the print is performed by the print head 2 is smoothed by the printing by the print head 1, and the present invention is not limited to this.

発明の詳細 な説明したように本発明によれば、第1および第2の印
字ヘッドと、第1および第2の印字ヘッドに夫々独立し
て個別にリボンを供給するリボン供給手段とを設け、こ
れら第1および第2の印字ヘッドに印字用紙の同一箇所
に同一内容の印字を行わせるようにすることによって、
表面の平滑性が悪い印字用紙を用いる場合にも通常の印
字速度で印字を行えるという効果がある。特に、充填材
のみからなるリボンにより先ず印字動作を行うことによ
り、印字用紙の平滑化を行い、続いてインクリボンによ
り実際の印字を行うようにすれば、インクリボンの消費
量が2倍となることなく、転写性の良い印字を行うこと
ができるという効果がある。
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION According to the present invention, as described, the present invention includes first and second print heads and ribbon supply means for independently and individually supplying ribbon to the first and second print heads, respectively; By making these first and second print heads print the same content on the same location on the print paper,
Even when printing paper with poor surface smoothness is used, printing can be performed at normal printing speeds. In particular, if the printing operation is first performed using a ribbon made only of filler to smooth the printing paper, and then the actual printing is performed using an ink ribbon, the amount of ink ribbon consumed will double. This has the effect that printing with good transferability can be performed without any problems.

【図面の簡単な説明】[Brief explanation of the drawing]

第1図は本発明の一実施例を示す平面図である。 主要部分の符号の説明 1.2・・・・・・印字ヘッド 3・・・・・・充填材リボン 4・・・・・・インクリボン 5・・・・・・キャリア FIG. 1 is a plan view showing one embodiment of the present invention. Explanation of symbols of main parts 1.2...Print head 3... Filler ribbon 4... Ink ribbon 5...Career

Claims (2)

【特許請求の範囲】[Claims] (1)印字用紙へ印字を行う第1および第2の印字ヘッ
ドと、前記第1および第2の印字ヘッドに夫々独立して
個別にリボンを供給するリボン供給手段とを設け、前記
第1および第2の印字ヘッドに前記印字用紙の同一箇所
に同一内容の印字を行わせるようにしたことを特徴とす
る熱転写プリンタ。
(1) First and second print heads that print on printing paper, and ribbon supply means that independently and individually supply ribbon to the first and second print heads, respectively, and A thermal transfer printer characterized in that a second print head prints the same content on the same location on the printing paper.
(2)前記リボン供給手段により前記第1の印字ヘッド
に供給されるリボンが前記印字用紙の表面の凹凸を充填
するための充填材を含んでおり、前記第2の印字ヘッド
に供給されるリボンが前記印字用紙への印字用のインク
を含んでいることを特徴とする特許請求の範囲第1項の
熱転写プリンタ。
(2) The ribbon supplied to the first print head by the ribbon supply means includes a filler for filling the unevenness on the surface of the printing paper, and the ribbon supplied to the second print head 2. The thermal transfer printer according to claim 1, wherein said ink contains ink for printing on said printing paper.
JP2505087A 1987-02-05 1987-02-05 Thermal transfer printer Pending JPS63193861A (en)

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Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
EP0856407A2 (en) * 1997-01-29 1998-08-05 Alps Electric Co., Ltd. Thermal transfer printer
WO1999062721A1 (en) * 1998-06-05 1999-12-09 Primera Technology, Inc. Method of applying a basecoat suitable for printing thereon
EP0965454A2 (en) * 1998-06-16 1999-12-22 Alps Electric Co., Ltd. Thermal transfer recording method and thermal transfer printer

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
EP0856407A2 (en) * 1997-01-29 1998-08-05 Alps Electric Co., Ltd. Thermal transfer printer
EP0856407A3 (en) * 1997-01-29 1999-05-19 Alps Electric Co., Ltd. Thermal transfer printer
WO1999062721A1 (en) * 1998-06-05 1999-12-09 Primera Technology, Inc. Method of applying a basecoat suitable for printing thereon
EP0965454A2 (en) * 1998-06-16 1999-12-22 Alps Electric Co., Ltd. Thermal transfer recording method and thermal transfer printer
EP0965454A3 (en) * 1998-06-16 2000-07-12 Alps Electric Co., Ltd. Thermal transfer recording method and thermal transfer printer
US6250824B1 (en) 1998-06-16 2001-06-26 Alps Electrics Co., Ltd. Thermal transfer recording method and thermal transfer printer

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