Patent Number: 6,166,826

Title: Printing apparatus, printing method, and printing system

Abstract: A printing apparatus is disclosed which comprises print means for printing input print data on a print recording medium, the print means driven by the input print data, storage means for storing the print data, storage control means for determining whether or not storage specification is set in the print data and storing the print data in the storage means as a file if the storage specification is set, attribute information transfer means for transferring attribute information of the file stored in the storage means to a source issuing the attribute information transfer request in response to an input attribute information transfer request, file conversion means for converting the file stored in the storage means into an image data file in response to an image data file transfer request input based on the attribute information, image data file transfer means for transferring the image data file to a source issuing the image data file transfer request, and reprint means for reading the file stored in the storage means and causing the print means to print the file in response to an input print request.

Inventors: Yokoyama; Shoji (Nagano, JP)

Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation

International Classification: G06K 15/02 (20060101); G06K 15/00 (20060101); H04N 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017