Abstract: An image scanning apparatus performs operations including: upon detection of a first angle, causing light to be emitted to an original and recording a distribution of reflected light of the emitted light as first read data; upon elapse of a predetermined time from detection of a second angle, causing light to be emitted to the original and recording a distribution of reflected light of the emitted light as second read data; detecting a closed state of a pressure plate based on the second read data; and upon determination of an angle of the pressure plate with respect to the platen being equal to or smaller than a third angle smaller than the second angle in the detection of the closed state, detecting a width of the original in an opening-closing direction of the pressure plate based on a difference between the first and second read data.
Abstract: An inkjet printing machine includes: a paper feeder; a transfer unit having a conveyer belt with a plurality of suction holes formed thereon and transferring a sheet fed by the paper feeder while sucking and holding the sheet on the conveyer belt by suction force generated at the suction holes; inkjet heads discharging ink on the transferred sheet; and a controller performing printing by controlling the above components, wherein the suction holes of the conveyer belt are arranged so that, when the leading edge of the sheet in the transfer direction does not overlap with the suction holes, the trailing edge of the sheet also does not overlap with the suction holes, and the controller controls the paper feeder to feed a sheet at a timing when the leading edge and the trailing edge of the sheet in the transfer direction do not overlap with the suction holes.
Abstract: Upon occurrence of a paper jam on a main conveying route, a controller performs control of stopping paper conveyance at a section of the main conveying route upstream of a position of the paper jam in a conveying direction and discharging sheets at a section of the main conveying route downstream of the position of the paper jam in the conveying direction, and performs control of stopping paper conveyance at a circulation conveying route. Upon occurrence of a paper jam on the circulation conveying route, a controller performs control of stopping paper conveyance at a section of the circulation conveying route upstream of a position of the paper jam, and performs control of discharging sheets at a section of the circulation conveying route downstream of the position of the paper jam and at the main conveying route.
Abstract: An aqueous inkjet ink set for textile printing is disclosed, the aqueous inkjet ink set including a first ink containing a water-dispersible resin having a glass transition point of less than ?5° C., a coloring material and water, and a second ink containing a water-dispersible resin having a glass transition point of from ?5° C. to 35° C., a coloring material and water. A method for producing a printed textile item is also disclosed.
Abstract: A bookbinding system shapes a booklet in such a manner that a paper sheet bundle composed of plural text paper sheets is bound by case binding using a cover paper sheet. In this case, a paper sheet having a size fitting within a region configured with a front surface, a back surface, and a spine of the paper sheet bundle is used as the cover paper sheet. For example, vertically-long A4 paper sheets are used as the text paper sheets, and a horizontally-long A3 paper sheet is used as the cover paper sheet to carry out case bookbinding. The cover paper sheet does not protrude from the outer shape of the paper sheet bundle. Thus, it is not necessary to cut the cover paper sheet, and no cutting waste is generated.
Abstract: An embossment formation area is formed on one surface of envelope paper. The embossment formation area is left-right symmetric with respect to a centerline including the centerline parallel to a paper feed direction (transport direction), and is formed rearward over a predetermined length from a leading end in the paper feed direction. An embossment has convexes that are equal in height to or higher than the thickness of transparent film attached to a window, that is, a thickness change portion. Even when many sheets of the envelope paper are stacked, the envelope paper can be fed without causing a double feed or a no-load feed.
Abstract: A controller changes a droplet number larger than a second maximum droplet number among droplet numbers in first droplet data for each ink color to the second maximum droplet number. The controller, for each of certain pixels with a droplet number of black decreased to the second maximum droplet number, performs at least one of a first processing or a second processing. The first processing includes distributing a droplet number subtracted to decrease the droplet number of black to pixels surrounding the certain pixel in the first droplet data for black. The second processing includes adding the subtracted droplet number to a droplet number for the certain pixel in the first droplet data for a color other than black.
Abstract: A controller of an inkjet printer performs control to: during ink delivery in a first ink tank pair, as a preparation of ink delivery in a second ink tank pair, generate positive pressure and negative pressure respectively in third and fourth ink tanks of the second ink tank pair and supply ink to the second ink tank pair; and upon completion of the ink delivery in the first ink tank pair, perform printing by ejecting the ink from an inkjet head while delivering the ink between the third and fourth ink tanks of the second ink tank pair prepared for the ink delivery via an ink flow passage and the inkjet head.
Abstract: In a printing system, a print job data generating unit of an information processing device generates print job data that includes job settings data which includes at least one of mechanical initialization information and job registration information to be used in a printing machine and which is described in a format that can be parsed without performing RIP processing, and printing data in PDL format. An RIP preprocessing unit of the printing machine parses the job settings data included in the print job data to obtain at least one of the mechanical initialization information and the job registration information, and performs at least one of mechanical initialization requesting based on the mechanical initialization information and job registration based on the job registration information before an RIP processing unit performs the RIP processing.
Abstract: A thermal stencil making unit that makes a stencil of a perforated image on a thermal gauze by moving a thermal print head having the plurality of heat elements relative to the thermal gauze tightly stretched in a gauze frame detachably set in a unit housing, includes a head-protecting member that moves between a protection position where the thermal print head is protected and a protection release position where a protective state is released. The thermal stencil making unit moves the head-protecting member to the protection position when the gauze frame is not set in the unit housing and moves the head-protecting cover member from the protection position to the protection release position, in conjunction with an operation of setting the gauze frame in the unit housing.
March 2, 2017
Date of Patent:
December 26, 2017
RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
Dai Takahashi, Kazuo Nakano, Shigeyuki Chuugun
Abstract: A controller determines the amount of driving by a sub-scanning driver and the number of nozzles to be used in accordance with a maximum amplitude of vibration of an inkjet head in a sub-scanning direction, where the maximum amplitude is detected by a displacement detecting sensor when the inkjet head is moved in the sub-scanning direction before starting printing. Then, while moving the inkjet head in a main-scanning direction, the controller performs printing by selecting nozzles to be used in accordance with displacement of the inkjet head in the sub-scanning direction detected by the displacement detecting sensor.
Abstract: An oil-based inkjet ink set including two or more liquid compositions, for use with an inkjet head having two or more discharge port arrays, wherein at least one of the two or more liquid compositions is an oil-based inkjet ink, the initial boiling point of each of the two or more liquid compositions is, independently, 280° C. or higher, and the difference in the specific gravities of any pair of liquid compositions in the two or more liquid compositions is at least 0.005 but not more than 0.012, is disclosed. A method for producing a printed item is also disclosed.
Abstract: When it is determined by the post-process determination unit that a received top job requires a bookbinding process (post-process) and that a received subsequent job does not require a bookbinding process (post-process), the sheet setting determination unit determines whether or not there is a match between the sheet size (sheet setting) of the top job and the sheet size (sheet setting) of the subsequent job, and when it is determined by the sheet setting determination unit that there is a match between the sheet size (sheet setting) of the top job and the sheet size (sheet setting) of the subsequent job, the execution management unit causes the printing machine to perform the printing process on the basis of the subsequent job during the warm-up of the bookbinding device.
Abstract: There are provided: a maintenance unit that performs a maintenance operation simultaneously on the plurality of inkjet heads, a memory that stores, for each of ink types, a settable range of a maintenance cycle of a maintenance operation as maintenance information; and a controller that reads, from the maintenance information stored in the memory, lower limit values and upper limit values settable ranges) corresponding to table numbers stored in the memories of all the ink cartridges all the ink cartridges when a user maintenance cycle having been stored in the memory is set, and that causes the maintenance unit to perform a maintenance operation with the user-set maintenance cycle being the maintenance cycle when the user-set maintenance cycle is within the read-out settable ranges for all the ink types.
Abstract: A printing machine includes a printing unit which performs printing while transferring a sheet at a printing transfer speed, a circulation transfer unit which receives the sheet after simplex printing and transfers the sheet by reversing the sheet upside down, during duplex printing; and a paper refeed unit which refeeds, to the printing unit, the sheet transferred by the circulation transfer unit after simplex printing, wherein the circulation transfer unit includes a reversing unit which receives the sheet at the printing transfer speed, reverses the sheet upside down by switching back the sheet and accelerates the sheet up to a circulation transfer speed which is higher than the printing transfer speed when sheet transfer is restarted after temporal stop in the switching back, and a horizontal transfer unit which transfers the sheet switched back by the reversing unit, at the circulation transfer speed.
Abstract: In a sealed letter producing device which folds and seals, with a content, an envelope sheet on which pressure-sensitive adhesives are provided, sealing with pressure rollers smaller than in conventional rollers is achieved. Pressure-sensitive adhesives 106 are provided in both edge portions in the width direction of an envelope sheet 100, and remoistening paste 107 is provided inwardly of both edge portions. The remoistening paste is moistened when the envelope sheet wrapping a content is bent and formed into an envelope 50, the entire surface of the envelope is pressurized by low-pressure rollers and adhered with the remoistening paste, and further only both edge portions of the envelope 50 are pressurized by an upper and lower set and a left and right pair of the pressure rollers 80, 80 having a small width to adhere the pressure-sensitive adhesive 106.
Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a plurality of components for the printing apparatus, and a housing configured to house the plurality of components in an inside of the housing and having a plurality of access portions used by a user and a service man to access the inside of the housing. The access portions have predetermined difficulty levels of access of accessing the inside of the housing from the access portions respectively. At least one or more of the plurality of components housed in the inside of the housing are arranged based on positions and the predetermined difficulty levels of access of the access portions and a frequency of access to the at least one or more of the plurality of components by the user and the service man.
Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a first component; a second component; a first housing configured to house the first component; a second housing configured to house the second component and movably supported on an installation surface on which the printing apparatus is installed; and a connector configured to connect the second housing openably and closably to the first housing in a horizontal direction and to allow a tilt of a turning axis of the second housing to the first housing and an upward and downward movement of the second housing to the first housing upon opening and closing of the second housing.
Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes: a print bar unit including an inkjet head configured to eject ink to a web being conveyed; and a guide configured to guide movement of the print bar unit in a print bar movement direction intersecting a conveyance direction of the web between a first position, a second position, and a third position. The first position is a position where the print bar unit performs printing on the web. The second position and third position are located on one and the other sides of the first position in the print bar movement direction.
Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes: a print bar unit having a print bar, a maintainer, and a movement driver; and a controller. Upon maintenance of an inkjet head of the print bar, the controller is configured to drive the movement driver to move the maintainer from a deployment position to a retreat position with the print bar arranged at a maintenance position above a height position for printing while wiping a nozzle surface of the inkjet head with the wiper of the maintainer being moved. The deployment position is a position under the inkjet head in maintenance of the inkjet head and the retreat position is a position where the maintainer is retreated from the deployment position.