[rescue] Phaser ink

Phil Stracchino 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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