Patent Number: 7,822,361

Title: Image forming apparatus having two fixing devices with sheet-paths of differing lengths

Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an apparatus body; an image forming unit; a first fixing device; and a second fixing device, the first and second fixing device being selectively attached, and the apparatus body including: a first attaching region that is formed by detaching the first fixing device; a sheet-discharging region in which, in a case where the first fixing device is attached to the apparatus body, a sheet subjected to a fixing operation by the first fixing device is discharged into an upper portion of the apparatus body while downwardly directing a face on which the fixing operation is performed; and a second attaching region to which the second fixing device is attached, and that includes the first attaching region and the sheet-discharging region.

Inventors: Ishino; Masahiro (Saitama, JP)

Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G03G 15/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00