Patent Number: 8,657,435

Title: Printing apparatus and printing method

Abstract: Disclosed is a printing apparatus that includes color ink nozzle rows that ejects the color inks which are irradiated with light and cured, clear ink nozzle row that is provided in the recording head and ejects the clear ink which is curing with irradiation of a light, and a carriage that is provided with a light irradiation section, wherein a first operation in which the color inks are ejected and the light is irradiated from the light irradiation section to cure the color inks, and after the first operation, a second operation in which clear ink is ejected and then the light is irradiated from a light irradiation section to cure the clear ink are performed, and movement speed of the carriage in the first operation is different from movement speed of the carriage in the second operation.

Inventors: Usuda; Hidenori (Matsumoto, JP), Kamoshida; Shinichi (Saitama, JP)

Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation

International Classification: B41J 2/01 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-02-25 0:00:00