Abstract: A superimposed transfer target film and ink ribbon is moved while being sandwiched by a thermal head and a platen roller, and during execution of a thermal transfer of thermally transferring ink of the ink ribbon to a transfer layer of the transfer target film by heat of the thermal head, the transfer target film is pulled and moved while leaving a sticking portion in which the ink ribbon sticks to the transfer target film by the heat. After the thermal transfer is ended, the transfer target film stops being moved, is enabled to be loosened, and a downstream portion of the ink ribbon is wound up and stretched while leaving the sticking portion sticking to the transfer target film. While leaving the downstream portion of the ink ribbon stretched, a downstream portion of the transfer target film is wound up, and the sticking portion is peeled.
Abstract: An input unit receives first image data to be printed with a first ink. A luminance value calculator calculates the luminance value of each pixel included in the first image data. A luminance value converter converts the luminance value to a value which is equal to or greater than a previously-set luminance setting lower limit, and is equal to or less than a previously-set luminance setting upper limit. A printing unit prints a first image based on the first image data with the luminance values converted by the luminance value converter on a print body with a first ink, and prints a second image based on second image data on the print body with a glossy second ink to form a glossy image including the first and second images superimposed on the print body.
Abstract: An image formation apparatus capable of forming images of good quality over a long term on image formation target objects is provided. The image formation target object has a plurality of transfer frames, and the image formation apparatus has a control unit configured to control a formation of the image with respect to at least one of the transfer frames such that the image includes an image of a first range that is transferred and formed in a density within a first density range for which a first density is a maximum density, and an image of a second range that is transferred and formed in a second density that is higher density than the first density, after the first range.