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1. (WO2018198032) INDEPENDENT PRINT DATUM DETECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/198032    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2018/052851
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 25 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B41J 3/407
B41J 11/00
B65G 63/00
Applicants: PAD PRINT MACHINERY OF VERMONT, INC.
Inventors: BELVAL, Mark
LESSARD, Ben
Title: INDEPENDENT PRINT DATUM DETECTION
Abstract:
A rotary digital printing system is disclosed, which includes: a print zone, including several independent print stations, each station including a respective print head, curing system, and read head; a number of fixtures, each fixture being configured to support an item that is to receive printed information, and including an encoder ring that can be read by a given print station's read head to determine a circumferential position and rotational speed of the fixture in question; a rotational drive for rotating each fixture positioned in a print station such that the surface of the item support member and an item disposed thereon is rotated past the print head and curing system for printing and curing; a conveyance module for transporting the fixtures to said print stations. The system is configured so as to convey, using the conveyance module, the plurality of fixtures through the print zone, stopping at one or more of the print stations.