Patent Number: 6,296,406

Title: Label-making apparatus and method

Abstract: There is provided a label-making apparatus and method that is capable of making a label with an accurate length depending on a situation before and after printing. The label-making apparatus is capable of printing an entered character string on a tape as a printing medium while advancing the tape. After printing the character string on the tape, the label-making apparatus cuts the tape to a length set beforehand at a predetermined cutting position, thereby making a label. In response to a non-printing feed instruction which instructs non-printing feed of the tape, feed of the tape is carried out without printing thereon to advance the tape by a predetermined length.

Inventors: Kurashina; Hiroyasu (Matsumoto, JP)

Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation

International Classification: B41J 11/70 (20060101); B41J 11/66 (20060101); B41J 3/407 (20060101); B41J 011/26 (); B41J 003/42 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018