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Title:
IMAGE PRINTER
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JPH11138875
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To write images on the opposite sides of a recording sheet using a single head by applying a fusible ink film onto the surface of a sublimation recording sheet upon finishing sublimation thermal transfer and then setting the recording sheet subjected to sublimation recording backward and conducting thermal transfer recording.

When sublimation recording sheets 123 being set in a paper feed tray 100 while directing the surface upward reaches a reference recording position 124, a thermal head is pressed toward a platen roller 104. Consequently, linear heating elements, an ink film 120, the sublimation recording sheets 123 and the platen roller 104 are brought into pressure contact with each other and introduced between paper discharge guides 108. During the operation, sublimation dye applied to the lower surface of the ink film 120 is heated by the heating elements to sublimate and transferred onto the surface of the recording sheet 123. A rear surface recording mode is then commanded and the recording sheet 123 already printed on the surface is set in paper feed tray 100 while directing the surface downward. Subsequently, a fusible ink cassette 106 is loaded and print out is commanded.


Inventors:
TAKAHASHI KAZUYUKI
YAMASHITA HARUO
MIYAZAKI KAZUYOSHI
ATSUMI TOMOO
IWAKAWA HIROFUMI
Application Number:
JP30687497A
Publication Date:
May 25, 1999
Filing Date:
November 10, 1997
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC IND CO LTD
International Classes:
B41J3/60; B41J2/325; B41J2/36; B41J35/22; (IPC1-7): B41J2/325; B41J2/36; B41J3/60; B41J35/22
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Tomoyuki Takimoto (1 person outside)