Patent Number: 7,611,220

Title: Printhead and method for controlling print quality using printhead temperature

Abstract: A printhead and method of operation for controlling the print quality using temperature. A sensor senses the printhead temperature before printing begins. The controller compares it to a threshold temperature that represents desired ink drop characteristics. If the printhead temperature is below the threshold, it initiates heating elements and adjusts the heating elements until the threshold temperature has been reached.

Inventors: Silverbrook; Kia (Balmain, AU)

Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

International Classification: B41J 29/38 (20060101); B41J 29/393 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017