A Customer-Oriented Productivity Model For Thermal Ink-Jet Printers (Parts 1&2)
Mechanical efficiency of TIJ printheads is very poor. The printhead temperature depends on the operating environment of the printer and the area coverage of the images within a particular job mix. Thermal bursts, idle times and temperature-dependent changes in operating conditions are all parts of the thermal equation. Excessive temperature swings can lead to print quality degradation by changing the drop volume, by interfering with the nucleation process, etc. For a reliable operation, the printhead temperature must be maintained within a certain operating window. This could require a reduction in printing speed: a direct hit on productivity. Therefore, a successful printhead design must address thermal management and image processing issues in an integral framework. The development of such a systems-level approach is discussed in this paper.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1998-01-01
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