Label printer with a peel bar, a separator bar and anti-buckle means

  • US 6,231,253 B1
  • Filed: 10/30/1998
  • Issued: 05/15/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A printer for use in peeling a label from a backing, the label when on the backing forming a media, said printer comprising:

  • a housing;

    a printhead associated with said housing;

    a platen roller associated with said housing;

    peel means proximate to said platen roller for bending the backing therearound; and

    separator means proximate to said peel means for separating the backing from the labels, wherein the media passes over said peel means, the backing passes between said peel means and said separator means and the labels pass over said separator means, and the media is pushed through the printer solely by said platen roller such that zero tension is applied to the backing.

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