Patent Number: 6,169,560

Title: Thermal transfer recording apparatus with ink sheet slackness removal

Abstract: There is disclosed a recording apparatus for recording an image by transferring the ink contained in an ink sheet onto a recording medium, wherein the apparatus comprises ink sheet driving unit for driving said ink sheet, recording medium conveying unit for conveying said recording medium, recording head for recording onto said recording medium by acting on said ink sheet, slackness removing device for removing the slackness of said ink sheet, and control unit for controlling said slackness removing device so as not to remove the slackness of said ink sheet, when it is impossible to record with said recording head.

Inventors: Yoshida; Takehiro (Tokyo, JP), Kobayashi; Makoto (Tama, JP), Yokoyama; Minoru (Yokohama, JP), Ono; Takeshi (Kawasaki, JP), Awai; Takashi (Tokyo, JP), Ishida; Yasushi (Tokyo, JP), Tomoda; Akihiro (Yokohama, JP), Takeda; Tomoyuki (Yokohama, JP), Kondo; Masaya (Tokyo, JP), Yamada; Masakatsu (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B41J 35/08 (20060101); B41J 35/04 (20060101); B41J 035/08 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018