Abstract: An image forming apparatus is disclosed, including: a toner image forming unit which forms a toner image on a surface of a transfer material, the toner image being an image formed of toner, the toner containing wax; a fixing device which fixes the toner image using a fixing member on which a mold release agent including oil is applied; and a surface processing device which processes the fixed surface of the transfer material, on which surface the toner image is fixed using the fixing member on which the mold release agent including the oil is applied, wherein the surface processing device further includes a discharging unit which generates a discharge on or near the fixed surface of the transfer material, on which surface the fixed toner image is formed.
Abstract: A high voltage inverter device uses, as an input voltage (Vin), a DC voltage or a voltage composed of a DC component with a pulsating current superposed thereon, switches the input voltage by a switching element (Qsw) to apply an exciting current to an excitation winding (NP) of a resonant transformer (10) and output an alternating-current high voltage (Vout) from an output winding (NS) of the resonant transformer. An abnormal voltage detection circuit (7) including a varistor (12) detects an abnormal voltage generated in the excitation winding (NP) of the resonant transformer (10), and when the abnormal voltage is detected, its signal is transmitted by a photocoupler (11) to a control circuit (20), thereby causing the control circuit (20) to stop its oscillation operation to stop a switching operation of the switching element (Qsw).
Abstract: In a high voltage inverter device switching an input voltage to apply an exciting current to an excitation winding of a transformer and output an alternating-current high voltage from an output winding to supply the high voltage to a load from output lines, a point on the output line is connected to a frame ground. Each of a first and a second winding of the electrical leakage detecting transformer is interposed in series with the output line on a side where current flows out of the point and a side where current flows into the point respectively. A detection voltage Vd outputted from an amplifying winding is compared by a comparison voltage Vref, and an electrical leakage detection signal Sd is outputted when Vd>Vref. The first and second winding are opposite in winding direction to each other and equal in number of turns.
Abstract: An inkjet recording method including: (i) exposing a surface of a recording medium to non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma so as to hydrophilize the surface of the recording medium, and (ii) applying a stimulus to an ink composition so as to eject the ink composition to form an image on the recording medium, wherein the ink composition contains at least one of a pigment/water-dispersible resin particle mixture in which a pigment is dispersed along with water-dispersible resin particles and colored water-dispersible resin particles each of which is a water-dispersible resin particle which is colored.
Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus that can perform printing with a single printing speed even in a case of being connected with a post-processing apparatus having a different transport speed, and that can suppress increased apparatus costs. A discharge transport portion positioned at a connection side of a post-processing apparatus of the inkjet printing apparatus is constituted by transport roller pairs and discharge roller pairs, and is capable of being driven independently from the inkjet transport portion. When the transport speed of the post-processing apparatus is different from the printing speed, printed papers are temporarily stopped at the discharge transport portion. After this, transport recommences with a predetermined timing matched to the transport speed of the post-processing apparatus, and papers are fed to the post-processing apparatus.
Abstract: An image-forming apparatus and sheet feeding device capable of feeding sheets without skewing or multi-feeding of sheets using a small number of side air blowing drive sources. The sheet feeding device has a plurality of side discharge nozzles comprising side discharge outlets for blowing air onto the respective side edge surfaces of a paper stack, and two sirocco fans which are communicatively connected in series as a side air blowing drive source, and are communicatively connected, via a side discharge drive source chamber and a side discharge relay tube (duct), to the plurality of side discharge nozzles. The respective side discharge nozzles capable of moving in linkage with side fences, and an immovable fixed side discharge nozzle are disposed at different distances from the leading edge of the loaded and set paper stack with respect to a sheet feeding direction.
Abstract: The invention discloses a varnish coating device that utilizes an ordinary conventional digital stencil printing apparatus, such that anyone can easily apply a uniform film of a viscous coating onto a predetermined area of, for instance, covers and surfaces of printed products. The invention functions as a varnish coating device, in place of a drum unit, when a varnish coating unit is mounted on a mounting section of a printing apparatus main body. The varnish coating unit has: a coating roller that coats the surface of printed paper with a transparent varnish liquid and feeds out the paper; a supply device having a doctor roller that forms a liquid pool on the coating roller and that supplies varnish liquid to form a coating in a predetermined thickness over a predetermined area of the surface of the coating roller; a cradle that detachably supports a varnish container; and a pumping device.
Abstract: A stencil printing apparatus for wrapping a master around an outer circumferential surface of a plate cylinder to perform printing, the stencil printing apparatus being capable of preventing the occurrence of abnormal images or afterimage phenomenon which causes confidential information leakage, without increasing cost or causing any problems. This stencil printing apparatus has time measuring means for measuring a leaving time during which the apparatus is left stand, and when a plate discharge command is output before the leaving time exceeds a first predetermined time while the master is wrapped around the outer circumferential surface, the stencil printing apparatus is shifted to a standby state after the master is discharged from the outer circumferential surface.
Abstract: The high voltage inverter device receives, as an input voltage, a DC voltage or a voltage within Safety Extra Low Voltage composed of a DC component with a pulsating flow superposed thereon. The input voltage is switched by a switching element to pass an exciting current to excitation windings on a primary side of a plurality of separate transformers having same characteristics to simultaneously excite the excitation windings. Output windings of the plurality of transformers are connected in parallel or in series with one another, and time axes of waveforms of output voltages of the output windings are synchronized. Thereby, a high-power high voltage is outputted continuously, stably, and safely from both ends of the output windings connected in parallel or in series.
Abstract: A printer of the present invention allows a plurality of sheet feeding apparatuses, each having a particular sheet feed speed range adaptive to a plurality of print speeds, to be selectively connected thereto. When any one of the sheet feeding apparatuses is connected to the printer, a controller automatically sets a print speed range on the printer in accordance with print speed range information corresponding to the sheet feeding apparatus.
Abstract: There is provided a used-master security system for a printing apparatus that can prohibit the removal of used masters for any type of master and to safely secure used masters by prohibiting the removal of used masters; a used-master security method for a printing apparatus in which the used-master security system of the printing apparatus is used; and a printing apparatus capable of prohibiting the removal of used masters with the used-master security system for a printing apparatus, and having a used-master storage device for storing used-masters provided to the printing apparatus main body and a used-master security device that is capable of prohibiting the removal of used masters inside the used-master storage device.
Abstract: A stencil printing apparatus in which the generation of discharge sheet peeling problems and defects such as creasing and tear of the stencil base sheet can be prevented while printing on a coated sheet. When a printing sheet set in a sheet-feed device is indicated by input via a sheet-type input device as a coated sheet, or when a printing sheet set in a sheet-feed device is automatically detected by a sheet-type detection device as a coated sheet, a control device judges on the basis of a detected signal from the base-sheet type detection device whether or not the stencil base sheet type set in the platemaking apparatus is for coated sheet printing, and permits platemaking start if the stencil base sheet is for coated sheet printing and issues a warning without permitting platemaking start if the stencil base sheet is for non-coated sheet printing.
Abstract: An electrocatalyst for ethanol oxidization includes an elemental mixture containing platinum and ruthenium and at least one element, wherein the foregoing at least one element is selected from the group of tungsten, tin, molybdenum, copper, gold, manganese, and vanadium.
Abstract: A printing method and a printing apparatus including a stencil printing apparatus and so on. Focusing on the relationship that exists between copy number and master position displacement that occurs during printing, by determining by pretest and setting top-bottom shift correction values in accordance with parameters including copy number that affect printed master position displacement in the direction of rotation of a plate cylinder, and during printing, utilizing conventionally used top-bottom shift means to automatically execute top-bottom shift correction in accordance with the set top-bottom shift correction values, printing position displacement can be prevented from occurring, waste of master and printing medium such as paper can be eliminated and, in addition, the operation time can be shortened and the number of operation steps can be reduced.
Abstract: A duplex printing apparatus capable of printing by performing a slow-up operation on the printing speed so that it increases from a low speed to a set speed at the time of duplex printing. Control means controls, on the basis of a drum rotation position signal and a drum speed signal from a home position sensor and an unshown encoder sensor, a sheet feeding unit, printing unit, sheet discharge unit, sheet re-feeding means and switching member, such that the printing speed (drum speed) slows up from a low speed to a set speed in each rotation of a plate cylinder, which corresponds to feeding of each sheet to the printing unit when duplex printing is started, and further controls a stepping motor of the sheet re-feeding means such that conveyance speed of a sheet receiving board synchronizes with the printing speed.
Abstract: A stencil printing apparatus with a plate-making device has first control means for executing a special plate-making mode for performing a plate-making operation so that perforated holes to be formed in a film of a master by heating and driving with regard to odd bits corresponding to odd-numbered heat generators and even bits corresponding to even-numbered heat generators are formed in different lines running in the main scanning direction, and so that the perforated holes to be formed on the film by heating and driving with regard to the odd bits and the even bits adjacent to each other are not arranged adjacent to each other in the same line in the main scanning direction.
Abstract: A double-sided printing apparatus using a double sided printing with one plate cylinder and one pressing means system, that is capable of carrying out double-sided printing simply and at low cost, with little deviation in the position of the printed image and with satisfactory resist. Printed matter with little deviation of the image position with respect to the sheet position and with good resist can be obtained, by eliminating delay in feeding sheets due to slippage between roller and press roller by operating the transport belt on the upstream side, and so on, and by eliminating resistance during sheet transportation due to contact with the guide member provided along the circumferential surface of the press roller, when pressing sheets against the press roller with a roller or the like, and transporting the sheets along the guide member or the like provided along the peripheral surface of the press roller.
Abstract: A printing device comprising a stencil printing device which is excellent in operativity, in which a print drum with UV ink and non-UV ink can be used in a single stencil printing device. The printing device has a stencil printing control device and UV irradiation control device in which a drum unit ink type identifying sensor, which detects whether the print drum attached to the stencil printing device main body is a print drum unit for UV ink or a drum unit for non-UV ink, is used to operate at least a UV lamp, of the UV lamp and a UV auxiliary lamp, and to irradiate UV light when attachment of the drum unit for UV ink is detected, or to stop the operation of the UV lamp and UV auxiliary lamp when attachment of the print drum unit for non-UV ink is detected.
Abstract: In an ultraviolet ray irradiation apparatus capable of forestalling printed material jams between a paper discharge unit of a printing apparatus and a reception unit of the ultraviolet ray irradiation apparatus, a signal line for exchanging electric signals with the printing apparatus is provided, and control is performed such that rotational driving of a paper conveyance belt of the ultraviolet ray irradiation apparatus is begun upon reception of a printing drum rotation start signal or a paper feeding unit paper conveyance start signal, and the rotational driving of the belt is halted after a predetermined amount of time has elapsed following reception of a printing completion signal.
Abstract: A hydrodynamic bearing unit using oil includes a shaft to be driven, a bearing member configured to support the shaft in a non-contact manner through a bearing gap by a hydrodynamic pressure of the oil, which is generated in the bearing gap while the shaft relatively rotate with respect to the bearing member, a housing configured to house the bearing member and having an opening at one end thereof, another end thereof being enclosed, a sealing member configured to seal a part of the opening of the housing, a channel configured to communicate a space formed between the shaft, the bearing member and the housing with an outside air, and a pressing member configured to press and fix the bearing member on the housing. At least one open part configured to release an air bubble contained in the housing is provided between the bearing member and the sealing member.