Patent Number: 8,792,127

Title: Image forming apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium

Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a renderer configured to render a one page amount of image data based on intermediate data generated by either a first execution unit or a second execution unit, a printer engine configured to form image data of a page rendered by the renderer on a recording medium, and after forming the image data, stop each unit in the engine when there is no image data formation instruction corresponding to a next page of the page even after a cycle down time limit has elapsed, and a request unit configured to, during generation of intermediate data of a predetermined page by the first execution unit, request an extension of the cycle down time limit set in the printer engine based on a number of pages of rendered image data corresponding to intermediate data of pages following the predetermined page.

Inventors: Matsuda; Hiroshi (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G06F 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018