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Number: 400/120.04
Name: Typewriting machines > Typing by other than type-face or type-die > Thermal > Multicolor > Having single layer colored transfer material
Description: Subject matter including an ink* carrier consisting of a single strip having plural regions, each having a different chromatic ink*.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7397489 System and method for efficient donor material use Jul. 8, 2008
7223031 Print ribbon panel color identification May. 29, 2007
6870556 Thermal printer and method for transferring dyes on multiple dye blocks onto media Mar. 22, 2005
6827515 Stacker for a printer Dec. 7, 2004
6816180 Authenticated images on labels Nov. 9, 2004
6726383 Color printer with a single sensor for detecting ink ribbon position Apr. 27, 2004
6706353 Image forming substrate Mar. 16, 2004
6648526 Printing apparatus and printing method Nov. 18, 2003
6210053 Image-forming apparatus with a thermal head including an arcuate bimetal element Apr. 3, 2001
6010258 Display system, display method, ink ribbon, printer and image formation apparatus Jan. 4, 2000
5841459 Color-to-color registration in thermal printers by adjusting image resolution based on image content Nov. 24, 1998
5743663 Record medium feeding in a color thermal printer Apr. 28, 1998
5718523 Thermal transfer printing device and method Feb. 17, 1998
5718522 Heat transfer printer Feb. 17, 1998
5645362 Printer Jul. 8, 1997
5636928 Thermal transfer card printing device and method Jun. 10, 1997
5618117 Roll paper type recording unit Apr. 8, 1997
5570961 Color printer feeding mechanism Nov. 5, 1996
5502477 Thermal transfer type color printer Mar. 26, 1996
5499880 Print head includes donor guide and receiver guide Mar. 19, 1996
5480238 Thermal transfer printer Jan. 2, 1996
5476329 Printing method and apparatus for thermal transfer printer Dec. 19, 1995
5474394 Printing apparatus Dec. 12, 1995
5445464 Ink ribbon usage in a multicolor image recording apparatus Aug. 29, 1995
5431503 Sheet guiding in thermal printer Jul. 11, 1995
5399031 Assisting movement of dye receiver past thermal print head Mar. 21, 1995
5296874 Thermal printer Mar. 22, 1994
5287124 Color video printer having a multicolor printing mode and a monochromatic printing mode Feb. 15, 1994
5266969 Thermal transfer color printer Nov. 30, 1993
5259680 Thermal transfer printer and ink sheet cassette for use in same Nov. 9, 1993
5248209 Color ink ribbon and serial color printer using the same Sep. 28, 1993
5247314 Multiweb printer system with end of web responsive control Sep. 21, 1993
5179391 Thermal printer and thermal printing method Jan. 12, 1993
5140341 Method and apparatus for thermally printing large images with small dye-donor patches Aug. 18, 1992
5110227 Color printer May. 5, 1992
5080512 Apparatus and method for printing including slide mechanism Jan. 14, 1992
5037218 Thermal transfer printer capable of using and detecting a plurality of multicolor ribbons Aug. 6, 1991
5009527 Thermal transfer color printer with sheet retaining and guiding structure adjacent platen Apr. 23, 1991
RE33260 Thermal printer color dye frame identification using red and yellow light sources Jul. 10, 1990
4730948 Method and apparatus for controlling a printer Mar. 15, 1988
4717270 Paper circulating assembly for field sequential multi-color printing apparatus Jan. 5, 1988
4652154 Thermal printer operative in three modes including direct printing, printing with black ink ribbon cassette, and printing with color ink ribbon cassette Mar. 24, 1987
4505603 Thermal transfer color printer and a method relating thereto Mar. 19, 1985
3984809 Parallel thermal printer Oct. 5, 1976

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