Gear Ribbon Take-up ZA1554 360 features a drive gear assembly that engages with an ink ribbon unwind drive gear 80. The drive gear also engages with the label media drive equipment 76. The third transition and pivoting pinion gear 110 pivots to engage with the second and third transition and pivoting pinions 108, 112, and 116. The first and second transition gears rotatably engage with each other and rotate in opposite directions.
The ribbon rewind drive gear 80 is spaced from the other drive gears. In reverse feed direction, the rewind gear 80 engages the ink ribbon supply spool 40. The rewinding spool drives the ink-ribbon through the print head in the forward feed direction. This gear arrangement is essential for preventing jams.
The ink ribbon rewind drive gear 80 is rotatably mounted in the body of the printer. The drive gear engages the ink ribbon supply spool 40, and it drives the ink ribbon in the reverse feed direction. The ink ribbon is driven by a shaft that extends through the bottom wall 60 of the cartridge housing 28. The ink rewind drive gear 80 is rotary and rewinds the ink-ribbon, and the platen roller urges the ink ribbon through the print head in the forward feed direction.
The Gear Ribbon Take-up ZA1554365 is a gear plate with a pivot point 116. The gear plate 114 pivots between a forward and reverse feed position. The gear plate engages the transition gears, the ink ribbon unwind drive gear 76, and the ink ribbon rewind drive 78. The first and second intermeshed gears 82, 84, and 86, respectively, provide drive for the ink ribbon.