Media Path for a Small, Low-Cost, Color Thermal Inkjet Printer
The DeskJet 1200C media path is heated for media independence, requiring development of a new grit drive roller and pinch wheel combination. A new stepper motor was developed to attain the target speed and accuracy. Media flatteners and precise gearing with an antibacklash device contribute to accuracy.
Stepper Motor Simulation Model (included in main article).
Damon W. Broder, David C. Burney, Shelley I. Moore, and Stephen B. Witte
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