Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Printing Using An Externally Generated Reference: 10,828,889


It is often desirable to apply graphic output to surfaces that are large, irregular, and/or contoured. Application of graphic output on large or complex surfaces may be accomplished by projecting a pattern onto the surface using a projector disposed at a fixed location with respect to the surface. The graphic output is mapped to the projected pattern, by pre­cisely positioning the print head with respect to the projected pattern using a robotic or similar actuated articulated posi­tioning device, graphic output portions may be disposed in each of a plurality of defined locations to form a seamless, large scale graphic output. 

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William C. Flannigan; Glynn R. Bartlett; Cody E. Bressler