Patent Number: 8,797,591

Title: Apparatus, system, and method of forming image using inkjet printing, and recording medium storing inkjet printing control program

Abstract: An image forming apparatus shifts dots of a recording dot pattern by half of a dot pitch in a main scanning direction to generate a shift dot pattern, corrects a jagged outline of the shift dot pattern caused by shifted dots using correction dots to generate a corrected shift dot pattern, and determines an increased number of ink droplets to be additionally ejected from one or more of a plurality of nozzles to form the shifted dot or the correction dot of the corrected shift dot pattern with an increased dot size, based on an estimated shift value indicating the displacement in landing position of ink droplets forming the dot of the recording dot pattern.

Inventors: Hosaka; Shigetoshi (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

International Classification: H04N 1/405 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018