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Bidirectional printing method for a thermal ink transfer printer
Author(s): Hitoshi Nagato; Tadayoshi Ohno
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Paper Abstract

All thermal transfer serial printers currently use one-directional printing. A new bidirectional printing method for a thermal transfer printer is proposed. The new method features an electro-thermal ink transfer printing system and one-directional ink ribbon feeding at a constant speed. The image quality problems which were found in a preliminary experiment have been solved by using a newly developed ribbon and controlling the drive current pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1458, Printing Technologies for Images, Gray Scale, and Color, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46338
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Hitoshi Nagato, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Tadayoshi Ohno, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1458:
Printing Technologies for Images, Gray Scale, and Color
Derek B. Dove; Takao Abe; Joachim L. Heinzl, Editor(s)

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