Patent Number: 6,298,213

Title: Image forming apparatus with image fixing means of low heat capacity

Abstract: An image forming apparatus has an image forming unit for forming an image on a recording material and a fixing unit for fixing the image to the recording material by nipping and conveying the recording material, the fixing unit including a heater which does not generate heat during a standby period in which a printing operation can be started. The heater generates heat for a predetermined period after the start of power supply to the apparatus and then the apparatus is rendered capable of the printing operation.

Inventors: Miyamoto; Toshio (Numazu, JP), Goto; Masahiro (Mishima, JP), Izawa; Satoru (Shizuoka-ken, JP), Suzumi; Masahiko (Numazu, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G03G 15/20 (20060101); G03G 015/20 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018