Patent Number: 6,168,320

Title: Printing apparatus and method, and facsimile apparatus comprising the apparatus

Abstract: The number of scans of a printing head is controlled so that printing is completed by a smaller number of scans than the predetermined number of scans on printing regions by the first and last scans upon printing on the printing medium by the printing head. In a facsimile apparatus having the printing apparatus, additional information generated by an internal character generator of the facsimile apparatus is transferred to be printed in the first or last scan of the printing head upon outputting the received image data, so that printing is completed by a smaller number of scans than the predetermined number of scans.

Inventors: Ono; Takeshi (Kawasaki, JP), Kobayashi; Makoto (Tama, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H04N 1/23 (20060101); H04N 1/29 (20060101); H04N 1/387 (20060101); B41B 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018