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IBM Journal of Research and Development  
Volume 29, Number 5, Page 459 (1985)
SELECTRIC Systems/2000
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Implementation of the resistive ribbon technology in a printer and correcting typewriter

by S. Applegate, J. Bartlett, A. Bohnhoff, A. Campbell, J. Molloy
This paper describes key technology implementation details and performance characteristics of a printer and typewriter using the resistive ribbon technology. The work describes the first commercial application of this print and correction technology. Key parameters necessary for proper system function such as current, various forces, velocities, and component integration are discussed. The rationales behind various compromises and problem solutions are given. A discussion of the characteristics of the print produced, along with application strengths and weaknesses, completes the paper.
Related Subjects: Materials; Printing technology; Printing, thermal transfer; Typewriter design