Printing method and printer used for applying this method

H.M.A. Wijshoff (Inventor)

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    The invention pertains to a method for transferring ink to a receiving material using an inkjet printer having an ink chamber (10) with a nozzle (8) and an electromechanical transducer (16) in cooperative connection with the ink chamber, comprising actuating the transducer to generate a pressure wave in the ink chamber to expel a volume of ink from the nozzle, the pressure wave being such that it induces splitting of the said volume in a first and second ink droplet (36,37), wherein the transducer is actuated such that the volume of ink that is forced to be expelled from the ink chamber experiences a supercritical acceleration in the direction of the receiving material, whereafter the transducer is actuated to retract the second droplet (36) into the ink chamber. The invention also pertains to a print head adjusted for applying the said method and a printer incorporating such a print head.
    Original languageEnglish
    Patent numberEU 1,717,035
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2006


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