Patent Number: 7,613,409

Title: Image forming apparatus

Abstract: A delaying section for obtaining from an image processing section a printing rate of image data used for forming a toner image, and delaying in accordance with the obtained printing rate a start timing of a toner image forming by the toner image forming section. The delaying section does not delay the start timing of the present toner image forming by the toner image forming section in the case where the when a printing rate of image data for the preceding toner image forming and a printing rate of image data for the present toner image forming are the same. In the case where the printing rates are different from each other, the delaying section delays the start timing for the present toner image a predetermined delaying time, the predetermined delaying time being predetermined in accordance with a printing rate of image data determined for the present toner image forming.

Inventors: Furushige; Katsuji (Osaka, JP)

Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation

International Classification: G03G 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017