Apparatus for ink jet printing

  • US 6,095,628 A
  • Filed: 07/19/1996
  • Issued: 08/01/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/19/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A printing method comprising:

  • providing a printing apparatus including a platen movably mounted on a frame and further including an inkjet printing head movably mounted to said frame;

    providing a flexible printing substrate larger in at least one dimension than said platen;

    positioning said flexible printing substrate atop said platen so that a preselected panel of said substrate is placed in a printing plane while additional portions of said substrate are draped downwardly over edges of said platen;

    tucking said additional portions under said platen;

    after the positioning of said flexible printing substrate atop said platen, moving said platen and said printing head; and

    during the moving of said platen and said printing head, discharging ink via said printing head onto said substrate in a predetermined pattern.

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