04723853 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 20 patents.

A thermal transfer printer wherein the carriage is equipped with the ribbon cassette and the thermal head and has a take-up shaft engageable with the take-up core of the ribbon cassette, and clutch means is provided between the motion converting means and the take-up shaft of the carriage, rotational force is transmitted from said motion converting means to the clutch means, and the clutch means cuts off the transmission of the rotational force to the take-up shaft. The rubbing transfer phenomenon does not occur, since, the ink ribbon starts to travel before the thermal head contacts the platen or after the thermal head separates the platen. It is possible to effect control such that no rubbing transfer occurs even when the thermal head is pressed against the platen to effect printing while the carriage is moving transversely at high speed.

Title
Thermal transfer printer
Application Number
728042
Publication Number
4723853
Application Date
November 17, 1986
Publication Date
February 9, 1988
Inventor
Kunio Tajima
Hitachi
JP
Akira Sasaki
Hitachi
JP
Tomoji Kitagishi
Hitachi
JP
Yoosuke Nagano
Hitachi
JP
Katsumasa Mikami
Naka
JP
Masafumi Suzaki
Hitachi
JP
Agent
Antonelli Terry & Wands
Assignee
Hitachi
JP
IPC
B41J 19/56
B41J 33/40
B41J 3/20
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