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1. (WO2017152111) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRINTING ON NON-CYLINDRICAL SURFACES HAVING CIRCULAR SYMMETRY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/152111    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020763
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 04 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B41J 2/01
B41J 2/21
B41J 23/00
B41F 17/18
B41F 17/20
B41F 17/28
B41F 17/30
Applicants: INX INTERNATIONAL INK CO.
Inventors: LACAZE, John, Randel
LIN, Fenlong
LARSEN, Jay, Banta
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRINTING ON NON-CYLINDRICAL SURFACES HAVING CIRCULAR SYMMETRY
Abstract:
A apparatus and method for printing an image on a non-cylindrical circularly symmetrical surface of an object using a printhead with inkjet nozzles with tips in a nozzle plane by rotating the object about the longitudinal axis of the surface while a print engine controller drives the printhead in space and controls the operation of the nozzle tips within a predetermined print gap along the surface to print the image.