Patent Number: 7,708,482

Title: Method for controlling the operation of a printer connected to an automatic sheet feeder or roll paper holder

Abstract: A printer has an ASF connection/disconnection sensor 18a as a sheet feeding device detector which detects if an ASF 60 is installed to the main printer unit 1, a roll paper holder connection sensor 38 as a roll paper holder detector which detects if a roll paper holder 40 is installed to the main printer unit 1, and a control circuit board 35 which controls operation of the main printer unit 1 according to the detection status of the ASF connection/disconnection sensor 18a and roll paper holder connection sensor 38.

Inventors: Koike; Toshiaki (Shiojiri, JP), Narita; Hiroshi (Nagano-ken, JP)

Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation

International Classification: B41J 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018