US 10,889,132 B2
Machine for digital printing on tape
Agostino Pertile, San Martino Buon Albergo (IT); Mauro Cattaruzza, Malo (IT); Stefano Russo, Folgaria (IT); and Mario Gazzani, San Pietro in Cariano (IT)
Assigned to UTECO CONVERTING S.P.A., Colognola ai Colli (IT)
Appl. No. 16/305,985
Filed by UTECO CONVERTING S.P.A., Colognola ai Colli (IT)
PCT Filed May 29, 2017, PCT No. PCT/EP2017/062857
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Nov. 30, 2018,
PCT Pub. No. WO2017/207469, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 7, 2017.
Claims priority of application No. 102016000055944 (IT), filed on May 31, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0210379 A1, Jul. 11, 2019
Int. Cl. B41J 11/00 (2006.01); B41F 13/02 (2006.01); B41F 19/00 (2006.01); B41F 23/04 (2006.01); B41J 11/04 (2006.01); B41J 13/22 (2006.01); B41J 15/04 (2006.01)
CPC B41J 11/002 (2013.01) [B41F 13/02 (2013.01); B41F 19/007 (2013.01); B41F 23/0413 (2013.01); B41F 23/0426 (2013.01); B41F 23/0436 (2013.01); B41F 23/0479 (2013.01); B41F 23/0483 (2013.01); B41J 11/04 (2013.01); B41J 13/226 (2013.01); B41J 15/04 (2013.01); B41J 15/042 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A machine for digital printing on tape, which comprises: a frame that supports means of entraining at least one tape along an advancement path and is provided with at least one printing assembly, which comprises at least one ink-jet printing head, downstream of said printing assembly, along the advancement direction of said tape, there being at least one assembly for drying inks applied to said tape, wherein said drying assembly comprises: a temperature-adjustable drum for supporting and entraining said tape, wherein said drum has, in a side wall thereof, at least one channel for conveying a temperature control fluid, adhesion means adapted to allow the retention in adhesion of said tape on an outer lateral surface of said drum, wherein said adhesion means comprise a plurality of openings defined at the outer lateral surface of said drum and connected to further aspiration means in order to ensure a retention of said tape in adherence to said drum,
hot air emitter means which face at least one portion of the outer lateral surface of said drum and
further comprising a plurality of aspiration channels wherein the plurality of aspiration channels are defined within the side wall of the drum, and wherein the plurality of aspiration channels are substantially parallel to the outer lateral surface of the drum.