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New ion-jet printing head controlled by a low-voltage signal
Author(s): Yasuo Hosaka; Hitoshi Nagato; Hideyuki Nakao
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Paper Abstract

The ion-jet printing method controls the ion flow directly to make an electrostatic latent image on an insulated layer. This printing method has several advantages over laser printing, such as high printing speed and simple maintenance. However, conventional ion-jet method poses a problem, particularly for office printer applications, because a high- voltage circuit is required to control the ion flow. We developed the new ion-jet printing method to solve this problem. The new process uses a precharge to accelerate the ion flow to the insulated layer, and the high-voltage bias is eliminated from the head. So, the new ion-jet head permits controlling the ion flow by a low-voltage signal. Experimentally, we attained a printing speed of 20 ppm and a resolution of 400 dpi at the control voltage of -30 V, and succeeded in printing Chinese characters with 32 X 32 dots per 2 mm square.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2413, Color Hard Copy and Graphic Arts IV, (27 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207564
Show Author Affiliations
Yasuo Hosaka, Toshiba Research and Development Ctr. (Japan)
Hitoshi Nagato, Toshiba Research and Development Ctr. (Japan)
Hideyuki Nakao, Toshiba Research and Development Ctr. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2413:
Color Hard Copy and Graphic Arts IV
Jan Bares, Editor(s)

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