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Title:
PRINTER
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2001278510
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To selectively use a small-sized cassette and a large-sized cassette different in shape, for example, according to the storage amount of a printing medium in a printer performing printing on a tape-shaped printing medium.

When a small cassette is installed in a cassette installation part 6, a plurality of positioning parts formed in the small cassette are engaged with common supporting tables 16, 17, and 15 of the installation part 6, a ribbon wind-up shaft 9 is inserted into a wind-up reel, and an engaged projection 13 used exclusively for the small cassette energized vertically on the installation part 6 is engaged with a through-hole of the small cassette for positioning. When a large cassette is installed the projection 13 used exclusively for the small cassette energized vertically on the installation part 6 is pressed against the rear surface of the large cassette, tilted and moved recessedly into a projection storage recessed part 14, and a plurality of positioning parts formed in the large cassette are engaged with the receiving tables 16 and 17, receiving tables 18 and 20 used exclusively for the large cassette, and the common receiving table 15 provided on the installation part 6, and a ribbon wind-up shaft 9 is inserted into a wind-up reel and positioned.


Inventors:
Mochizuki, Yoshiteru
Application Number:
JP2000000097464
Publication Date:
October 10, 2001
Filing Date:
March 31, 2000
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
CASIO COMPUT CO LTD
International Classes:
B41J3/36; B41J15/04; B65H16/02; (IPC1-7): B65H16/02; B41J3/36; B41J15/04
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
鈴江 武彦 (外5名)