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1. WO2001063551 - DIGITAL PRESS

Publication Number WO/2001/063551
Publication Date 30.08.2001
International Application No. PCT/US2001/006205
International Filing Date 26.02.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 21.09.2001
IPC
G06K 15/10 2006.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
15Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data
02using printers
10by matrix printers
CPC
G06K 15/102
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
15Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data ; , e.g. computer output printers
02using printers
10by matrix printers
102using ink jet print heads
G06K 15/1886
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
15Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data ; , e.g. computer output printers
02using printers
18Conditioning data for presenting it to the physical printing elements
1867Post-processing of the composed and rasterized print image
1886Storage of the print image data or of parts thereof
G06K 15/1894
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
15Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data ; , e.g. computer output printers
02using printers
18Conditioning data for presenting it to the physical printing elements
1894Outputting the image data to the printing elements
G06K 15/1898
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
15Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data ; , e.g. computer output printers
02using printers
18Conditioning data for presenting it to the physical printing elements
1894Outputting the image data to the printing elements
1898while adapting the order of the data to the printing elements' arrangement, e.g. row-to-column conversion
G06K 2215/111
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
2215Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data
111with overlapping swaths
Applicants
  • WINSLOW, INC. [--]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • SNAPE, Timothy [GB]/[GB] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • SNAPE, Timothy
Agents
  • NAUMAN, Timothy, E.
Priority Data
60/184,78124.02.2000US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) DIGITAL PRESS
(FR) PRESSE NUMERIQUE
Abstract
(EN) A control device manages an electronically actuated device for the purpose of ejecting liquids onto a substrate in a controlled manner (i.e. a print head). This device will be used in parallel with other similar control devices also controlling print heads. The operation of more than one of these devices in parallel will constitute a single printer control system. This printer control system will normally be managed by an external computer system to cause individual print heads controlled by the print head controllers and operating under the direction of the external computer system to digitally place fluids onto appropriate substrates and at high speed. Each print element is responsible for printing a swathe of print representing a strip through the original image. This swathe is aligned very precisely such that each adjacent strip aligns precisely with its neighbors. This device employs means that allow for strips to overlap thus allowing the strips of output to be digitally stitched together in order to avoid visually unattractive artifacts.
(FR) L'invention concerne un dispositif de commande assurant la gestion d'un dispositif à actionnement électronique servant à projeter des liquides sur un substrat de manière régulée (tête d'impression). Ce dispositif est utilisé en parallèle avec d'autres dispositifs de commande similaires assurant également la commande de têtes d'impression. Le fonctionnement d'au moins deux dispositifs de ce type en parallèle constitue un système de commande d'imprimante unique. Ce système de commande d'imprimante est normalement géré par un système informatique externe amenant les têtes d'impression individuelles commandées par les unités de commande de tête d'impression et fonctionnant sous la direction du système informatique externe à placer par voie numérique des fluides sur des substrats appropriés avec une vitesse élevée. Chaque élément d'impression est responsable de l'impression d'un couloir d'impression représentant une bande traversant l'image originale. Ce couloir est aligné très précisément de manière que chaque bande adjacente s'aligne parfaitement avec les bandes voisines. Ce dispositif utilise une unité permettant aux bandes de se superposer, les bandes de sortie pouvant ainsi être assemblées par voie numérique de façon à éviter les artéfacts visuellement inesthétiques.
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