Patent Number: 6,296,405

Title: Duplex check printer using a print mechanism pivoted between document paths

Abstract: A printer for printing on both sides of a document includes first printing document guides, through which a document is driven for printing on a first side of the document, second printing document guides, through which the document is driven for printing on a second side of the document, and transfer document guides, into which the document is driven between motions within the first and second printing document guides, with a deflector determining the printing document guide into which a document is driven from the transfer document guides. A print head is pivotally mounted between the printing document guides, being pivoted between a position adjacent the first printing document guides and a position adjacent the second printing document guides.

Inventors: Brewington; James Gabriel (Raleigh, NC), Bongrazio; Stacy Leigh (Tabernacle, NJ), Harris; Richard Hunter (Raleigh, NC), Thomas; Jeff David (Raleigh, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: B41J 3/60 (20060101); B41J 003/60 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018