Patent Number: 7,356,274

Title: Method and apparatus for forming a color image by superposing color toner images with an intermediate transfer medium

Abstract: In the present invention, in an image forming apparatus for laminating images by using an intermediate transferring body, it is sensed that all toner images corresponding to image data for the same sheet material are formed on the intermediate transferring body in an arbitrary order, and the toner images are transferred onto the sheet material, regardless of the colors of the toner images held by the toner image holding section. Therefore, number of sheets output per unit time can be increased.

Inventors: Watanabe; Fumiyuki (Mishima, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: G03G 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-04-08 0:00:00