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High Quality Halftone Image Printing Using Resistive Ribbon Thermal Transfer Printing
Author(s): D. G. Manzer; R. Lane; J. P. Karidis; D. B. Dove
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Paper Abstract

One of the challenges of 960 dot-per-inch resistive ribbon thermal transfer - R2T2 - printing is the control of energy delivered to the print head to assure very high fidelity printing. A method of manipulating image data to combat the undesired effects of thermal printing is presented. A brief review is given of some of the unique approaches required to construct a prototype of an inexpensive, near-typesetter-quality, desk-top machine, including techniques for fabricating a 960 dpi. R2T2 print head and a closed-loop paper incrementing technique. Print samples and examples of processed data for printing are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1079, Hard Copy Output, (6 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952827
Show Author Affiliations
D. G. Manzer, IBM Research Division (United States)
R. Lane, IBM Research Division (United States)
J. P. Karidis, IBM Research Division (United States)
D. B. Dove, IBM Research Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1079:
Hard Copy Output
Leo Beiser; Stephen L. Corsover; John M. Fleischer; Vsevolod S. Mihajlov; Ken-Ichi Shimazu, Editor(s)

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