Patent Number: 8,717,621

Title: Image formation control apparatus, image forming system, image formation control method, and storage medium storing image formation control program

Abstract: An image formation control apparatus capable of reducing vain power consumption of an image forming apparatus that cannot continue printing. The image formation control apparatus executes a print job by controlling a first image forming apparatus and a second image forming apparatus connected to a downstream side of the first image forming apparatus. A determination unit determines whether the first image forming apparatus is able to execute the print job based on status information about the first image forming apparatus. A control unit shifts the first image forming apparatus to a power saving mode and controls the second image forming apparatus to execute the print job when the determination unit determines that the first image forming apparatus cannot execute the print job.

Inventors: Yamauchi; Manabu (Kashiwa, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G06F 3/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018