Patent Number: 7,046,381

Title: Image forming apparatus

Abstract: An image forming apparatus in which an image is formed on paper without it being necessary for the user to identify and select paper having a suitable texture. Input image data is expanded to bit map data, and it is determined as to whether at least 30% of the expanded bit map data is a character image data region. When this determination is affirmative, a tray is selected, wherein paper having a glossiness such that its 45.degree. reflectance is at most 20% is accommodated. If the determination is negative, that is, when at least 70% of the expanded bit map data is neither a character image data region nor a blank data region, a tray is selected, wherein paper having a glossiness such that its 45.degree. reflectance is at least 50%, is accommodated. An image is then printed on the selected paper.

Inventors: Tozuka; Kouichi (Kanagawa, JP), Fujimoto; Hiroshi (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 3/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/16/02018