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IBM Journal of Research and Development  
Volume 21, Number 1, Page 2 (1977)
Ink-jet Printing
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Application of Ink Jet Technology to a Word Processing Output Printer

by W. L. Buehner, J. D. Hill, T. H. Williams, J. W. Woods
This paper describes a word processing system output printer that uses the electrostatic synchronous ink jet printing process. An overview of the ink jet matrix printing process is included, as well as brief descriptions of the elements of the printer. Printer performance objectives are outlined, and some of the design problems encountered during development are discussed.
Related Subjects: Electrostatics; Printing, ink jet; Quality control