Printer and dual trays for image receiver media sheets

CAFC
  • US 8,220,795 B2
  • Filed: 11/19/2009
  • Issued: 07/17/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/04/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A printer comprising:

  • a marking mechanism for producing an image on media;

    a tray for sheets of image receiver media;

    a sheet feeding mechanism including a drive for advancing the sheets of image receiver media past the marking mechanism, said sheet feeding mechanism having a picker to remove the sheets of image receiver media from an aligned tray;

    a media load position at which the tray is accessible to an operator for inserting a supply of the sheets of image receiver media;

    a media pick position at which the tray is aligned with the picker;

    a tray moving mechanism adapted to selectively move the tray between the media load position and the media pick position; and

    a transmission (1) engagable to connect the drive of the sheet feeding mechanism to the tray moving mechanism, whereby the tray is moved between the pick position and the media load position by the drive and (2) disengagable to enable advancement of the sheets of image receiver media without movement of the tray.

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