[rescue] Phaser ink
alaric at metrocast.net
Wed Aug 20 20:36:53 CDT 2008
Andrew Weiss wrote:
> Yes. It's half laser, half inkjet. The crayons are melted into the
> printhead which then sprays them on a rotating drum. The pre-heated
> paper moves by and then is pressed against the drum where the ink
> sticks to the paper. During a cleaning cycle a funky oval gasket
> presses against the print head and a vacuum is drawn by the vacuum
> pump to pull ink out. The gasket pops back and there is a squeegee
> inside that then wipes the printhead in an up-down motion.
Egad. That sounds like the most bizarre Heath-Robinson contraption....
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