Patent Number: 6,283,650

Title: Printing device having an output level compensation function

Abstract: A printing device having multiple printheads includes an acquisition device to obtain temperatures of the multiple printheads, a determination device which determines, based on the obtained temperature of one printhead, a target temperature corresponding to each other of the multiple printheads in order to maintain a predetermined output level relationship between an output level of the one printhead and an output level of each other of the multiple printheads, and an adjustment device to adjust the temperature of each other of the multiple printheads to the corresponding target temperature.

Inventors: Yamada; Akitoshi (Irvine, CA), Hirabayashi; Hiromitsu (Irvine, CA)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B41J 2/05 (20060101); B41J 002/315 (); B41J 029/38 ()

Expiration Date: 09/04/2018