Patent Number: 6,254,092

Title: Controlling vacuum flow for ink-jet hard copy apparatus

Abstract: An ink-jet apparatus is disclosed having a vacuum type print media transport subsystem for moving the print media through a printing zone. A transport belt is provided with an array of perforations such that vacuum flow is restricted. The perforations only pass vacuum induced airflow through the belt when over vacuum ported platen regions.

Inventors: Yraceburu; Robert M (Camas, WA), Beehler; James O (Brush Prairie, WA)

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company

International Classification: B41J 11/00 (20060101); B65H 5/22 (20060101); B65H 005/02 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018