Patent Number: 6,296,339

Title: Device for printing to stock in non-vertical orientation

Abstract: A device for printing stock such as pieces of mail in postage meters and/or addressing machines. A guide plate, along which the stock slides, is inclined relative to the vertical and has a recessed region for an ink jet printing device with at least one print head. A conveyor advances the stock along the guide plate. The recessed region includes at least one cutout and a downstream region of the guide plate is so far recessed from a bearing surface for the stock that there is no contact with the latter in that location. That ensures sufficient penetration time for ink and prevents smearing of the printed image. The device improves the printing technology and simplifies transport of the piece of mail. The simple construction ensures precise feeding of the stock and a clean printed image.

Inventors: Geserich; Frank (Berlin, DE), Inten; Wolfgang Von (Berlin, DE)

Assignee: Francotyp-Postalia AG & Co.

International Classification: B41J 13/12 (20060101); G07B 17/00 (20060101); B41J 004/01 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018