TRANSACT TECHNOLOGIES, MAKERS OF ITHACA PRINTERS, RECEIVES PATENT

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TransAct Technologies, a leading producer of transaction printers for customers worldwide under the Ithaca brand name, today announced that it has received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that provides additional claims and significantly broader coverage for the Companys two color printing technology. The companys prior patents for this technology include U.S. patent 6,523,937 issued in February 2003 and U.S. patent 6,206,504 issued in March 2001. The technologies covered by the newly allowed patent application and the existing patents pertain to various types of printers, including inkjet and thermal.

Included in the newly allowed patent application are claims that cover a printer that prints an image containing a primary color and an alternate color, where a processor responds to print data to control a printer using a total of two print cartridges. Other allowed claims concern the printing of the primary and alternate colors in opposite directions as the print carriage traverses the paper.

Scott Carter, Vice President and Business Manager, Worldwide POS, said, "We have clearly developed very powerful and valuable printing technologies on which customers worldwide rely. The allowance of these additional claims by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will keep as at the forefront of providing the leading edge technology that our customers require.

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