Patent Number: 8,573,729

Title: Liquid ejection device

Abstract: The liquid ejection device includes: a platen configured to hold a recording medium by suction through the use of a plurality of suction holes; a suction unit configured to generate a negative pressure for holding the recording medium to the platen by suction; a suction flow passage configured to transmit the negative pressure generated by the suction unit to the platen, the suction flow passage being disposed between the suction unit and the platen; and a communication control unit configured to control communication between the suction unit and the suction holes not blocked by the recording medium, through the use of a flow of air suctioned from the suction holes not blocked by the recording medium.

Inventors: Takamoto; Tetsuya (Nagano, JP)

Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation

International Classification: B41J 29/38 (20060101); B41J 2/01 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017