Global Patent Index - EP 1253010 A1

EP 1253010 A1 20021030 - Thermal transfer printing apparatus for marking zip fastener

Title (en)

Thermal transfer printing apparatus for marking zip fastener

Title (de)

Wärmeübertragungsdrucker zum Markieren von Reissverschlüssen

Title (fr)

Imprimante à transfer thermique pour marquer d'une fermeture à glissière

Publication

EP 1253010 A1 20021030 (EN)

Application

EP 01303708 A 20010424

Priority

EP 01303708 A 20010424

Abstract (en)

A thermal transfer printing apparatus for marking a zip fastener chain (150,160,170,200), wherein said chain comprises a pair of stringers (103,105) with each stringer comprising a plurality of coupling elements (111,113) located on an edge of a tape (107,109). The printing apparatus comprising two thermal transfer print heads (210,212) for printing onto front and rear surfaces of said zip-fastener chain (200), a feed motor (214) for feeding said chain past the print heads; and rotary a shaft encoder (206) for measuring lengths of chain. Control means are coupled to the print heads, feed motor and rotary shaft encoder, in order to control the intervals at which the chain is printed. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

B41F 17/00; B41J 3/60; A44B 19/42

IPC 8 full level

A44B 19/42 (2006.01); B41J 3/407 (2006.01); B41J 3/60 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A44B 19/42 (2013.01); B41J 3/407 (2013.01); B41J 3/60 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 1253010 A1 20021030; EP 1253010 B1 20070131; AT 353047 T 20070215; DE 60126400 D1 20070322; DE 60126400 T2 20071115; DK 1253010 T3 20070305; ES 2277894 T3 20070801

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 01303708 A 20010424; AT 01303708 T 20010424; DE 60126400 T 20010424; DK 01303708 T 20010424; ES 01303708 T 20010424