The flexibility of a printer is bound by the carriage configuration that it has. In order to have
more possible configurations in a carriage, there are some printers that have a Movable Slot
System (MSS). A MSS allows to move the printheads in pen direction in order to achive different
carriage configurations. However, it has some mechanical tolerances that need to be calibrated
at each possible position of the MSS by aligning the printer.
In this invention, we describe a methodology to preserve the alignment values between
the different carriage configurations that can be obtained with a MSS. Its main advantage is the
transparent and automatic adjustment of the printhead configurations without the need of extra
steps to calibrate, obtaining an equivalent Print Quality (PQ) than before the change.
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INC, HP, "ADAPTATIVE ALIGNMENT FOR MOVABLE PRINTHEAD SLOT SYSTEM (MSS) TO AVOID PRINT-BASED ALIGNMENT CORRECTION EVERY TIME THE CARRIAGE IS CHANGED", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 01, 2021)