Patent Number: 6,612,675

Title: Image forming system and apparatus constituting the same

Abstract: A color image forming system allows color image formation using a color(special color) except for yellow (Y), magenta (M), cyan (C), and black(BK) normally used in color image recording. Palette tables in which datadefining use of the special colors (S1 to S4) in addition to Y, M, C, andBK are supplied from a host image data supply apparatus to a printer. Atthe same time, image data is transmitted in the form of data for allowingselection of the defined data in the palette tables. The printer uses Y,M, C, and BK heads and heads of the special colors S1 to S4. A controlunit in the printer stores each palette table for each color (508) andoutputs a driving signal to the corresponding head on the basis of thecorresponding palette table.

Inventors: Takahashi; Kazuyoshi (Kawasaki, JP)


International Classification: H04N 1/60 (20060101); H04N 1/54 (20060101); B41J 029/38 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02015