Patent Number: 6,250,824

Title: Thermal transfer recording method and thermal transfer printer

Abstract: A thermal transfer recording method and a thermal transfer printer, which can provide a high quality recorded image by controlling the number of underlying ink printing operations in accordance with the properties of a print sheet, and forming boundaries of adjacent underlying ink layers so that they are out of line with respect to boundaries of adjacent record layers. The thermal transfer printer comprises a setting section for setting the number of underlying ink printing operations; and a controlling section for carrying out a controlling operation such that the number of underlying ink printing operations set by the setting section is carried out. Such a thermal transfer printer can be used to print a sharp image on various types of print sheet.

Inventors: Ogiyama; Osamu (Iwate-ken, JP)

Assignee: Alps Electrics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B41J 2/355 (20060101); B41J 2/325 (20060101); B41J 11/00 (20060101); B41J 002/315 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018