Patent Number: 6,168,261

Title: Recording apparatus and recording method

Abstract: A predetermined pattern is printed on a recording sheet 9 for monitoring by using a recording head, and read by a reading device 11 so that abnormal recording elements are detected. Thus, a non-defective image is obtained in such a way that based on this detection result, image data to be supplied to the abnormal recording element is moved to image data of other recording elements to complement the recording. Despite the occurrence of abnormal recording elements, a desired non-defective image can be obtained.

Inventors: Miyake; Hiroyuki (Kawasaki, JP), Takahashi; Kazuyoshi (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B41J 2/165 (20060101); B41J 3/407 (20060101); G06K 15/02 (20060101); G06K 15/10 (20060101); G06K 15/00 (20060101); H04N 1/191 (20060101); H04N 1/00 (20060101); B41J 002/145 (); B41J 002/15 (); B41J 023/00 (); B41J 029/38 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018