Patent Number: 6,252,615

Title: Ink jet apparatus and waste liquid absorbing method

Abstract: An ink jet apparatus includes first recovering device for recovering an ejecting port of a first ink jet head, second recovering device for recovering an ejecting port of a second ink jet head, a waste liquid absorbing substance for absorbing waste liquid discharged from the first recovering device and the second recovering device, first waste liquid transferring device for transferring the waste liquid discharged from the first recovering device into the waste liquid absorbing substance, and second waste liquid transferring device for transferring the waste liquid discharged from the second recovering device into the waste liquid absorbing substance, wherein a discharge end of the first waste liquid displacing device is located in vicinity of one end of the waste liquid absorbing substance, and a discharge end of the second waste liquid displacing device is located in vicinity of other end of the waste liquid absorbing substance. Thus, even in the case that ink and waste liquid having chemical fixing/increased viscosity after completion of a reaction are absorbed in a single waste liquid absorbing substance, the latter can effectively hold the waste ink.

Inventors: Yoshino; Hiroshi (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B41J 2/165 (20060101); B41J 002/165 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018