Patent Number: 6,445,402

Title: Contact type recording head and image forming apparatus using the recordinghead

In a contact type recording head which moves relatively with respect to therecording material while its one portion is coming into contact with therecording material, and directly prints an image onto the recordingmaterial or indirectly prints an image onto the recording material throughthe recording material, the microscopic irregularity is provided on amaterial contact portion S of the heating element 45 which comes intocontact with the recording material. It is preferable that the microscopicirregularity is formed in a streak-like manner in the direction of therelative movement with the recording material, and the average roughnessRa of the microscopic irregularity in the perpendicular direction to therelative movement direction is 0.03-0.5 .mu.m.

Inventors: Kinjyo; Kazuaki (Shizuoka, JP), Sawano; Mitsuru (Shizuoka, JP)


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Expiration Date: 09/03/2014