Patent Number: 6,295,080

Title: Image recording apparatus with print head having plural light emitting elements

Abstract: An image recording apparatus is provided with a recording head in which a plurality of light emitting sections are aligned along a single dotted line or plural dotted lines, and a shifting device for shifting photosensitive material relatively to the recording head so that an image is recorded on the photosensitive material with exposure light emitted by the light emitting sections while the photosensitive material is shifted relatively to the recording head. The recording head is controlled to conduct preliminary light emission to let the light emitting sections emit light before the image recording on the photosensitive material is started.

Inventors: Deguchi; Takashi (Hino, JP), Hattori; Tuyosi (Hino, JP), Kawabe; Toru (Hino, JP)

Assignee: Konica Corporation

International Classification: B41J 2/45 (20060101); B41J 002/435 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018