JP2003211755A - Printer, printing system and printer driver - Google Patents

Printer, printing system and printer driver

Info

Publication number
JP2003211755A
JP2003211755A JP2002017195A JP2002017195A JP2003211755A JP 2003211755 A JP2003211755 A JP 2003211755A JP 2002017195 A JP2002017195 A JP 2002017195A JP 2002017195 A JP2002017195 A JP 2002017195A JP 2003211755 A JP2003211755 A JP 2003211755A
Authority
JP
Japan
Prior art keywords
printing
image
paper
cutting
images
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Pending
Application number
JP2002017195A
Other languages
Japanese (ja)
Inventor
Hideki Morozumi
秀樹 両角
Original Assignee
Seiko Epson Corp
セイコーエプソン株式会社
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Seiko Epson Corp, セイコーエプソン株式会社 filed Critical Seiko Epson Corp
Priority to JP2002017195A priority Critical patent/JP2003211755A/en
Publication of JP2003211755A publication Critical patent/JP2003211755A/en
Pending legal-status Critical Current

Links

Abstract

<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To reduce a time period for cutting at two portions and to raise freedom of an expansion rate of an image in the case of performing printing without producing a blank portion in a printing system that performs the printing without producing a blank portion by cutting at two portions between images by continuously printing the images on a continuous paper. <P>SOLUTION: This printer 10 has two cutters and cuts the paper at two portions between the images. A printer driver 520 receives an instruction about an expansion rate of an image from a user and expands the image based on the instruction. When the expansion rate is large and the images are supposed to be overlapped with each other, the trimming of the image is performed. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2003,JPO

Description

Detailed Description of the Invention

[0001]

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to a printing system, and more particularly to a printing system that prints an image on continuous paper and automatically cuts it to perform marginless printing.

[0002]

2. Description of the Related Art In recent years, technical development has been advanced and commercialized for realizing printing without margins on four sides of a printer. In the marginless printing, as shown in FIG. 9, the image to be printed is enlarged to generate an image 702 having a size slightly larger than the paper size 701, and the enlarged image is printed so that no margin is generated on the four sides. I am trying.

The marginless printing is mainly performed on fixed-size cut sheets such as A4 and B5, but the marginless printing is also put to practical use on continuous paper such as roll paper.

On the other hand, some printers for printing on continuous paper such as rolls have a cutter for automatically cutting the paper in a designated size after printing, which can be installed or installed in the housing.

When a printer equipped with such a cutter is used to perform printing without margins on continuous paper such as roll paper, for example, as shown in FIG. It is conceivable to print it by cutting and cut at the boundary line. In the figure, the lower enlarged portion of the previous image and the upper enlarged portion of the rear image are trimmed in advance.

However, since the cutting is performed mechanically and the cutting position is accompanied by an error, if the images are continuous, there is a possibility that the images before and after the cutting may be included in the image after the cutting. For example, if the previous image is an image based on black and the subsequent image is an image based on a bright color, the previous image will enter the cut position of the subsequent image,
This is the case when the black line becomes noticeable.

[0007] When such front and back images are included, the quality of the print result is deteriorated. Therefore, in a printer that prints without margins on continuous paper such as roll paper,
If necessary, as shown in FIG. 10 (b), a gap may be provided between the enlarged front and rear images, and the images may be cut slightly inside to prevent the front and rear images from entering. I am trying.

[0008]

However, according to the method in which a gap is provided between the enlarged and the images before and after printing, and the image is cut slightly inside, it is necessary to cut twice between the images. There is. When cutting, the paper feeding is once stopped, and thus it is necessary to interrupt printing twice in this method.

Therefore, in contrast to ordinary continuous paper printing that is not marginless printing, one cut, that is, one interruption is required, whereas this method, which requires two interruptions, takes time to finish the printing. Will be added.

Further, the size of the enlarged image 702 with respect to the paper size 701 shown in FIG. 9 is fixed regardless of the printing purpose and the like and cannot be arbitrarily changed by the user.

However, the user has various wishes for the print result, and depending on the print object, print purpose, etc., for example, if it is desired to minimize the loss of the image in the peripheral portion, or if the central portion is printed. Various hopes are assumed, such as being sufficient.

Since the portion of the enlarged image 702 which is out of the paper size 701 is not displayed as a print result, in order to meet various user's wishes regarding the print result, the size of the enlarged image 702 on the paper 701 is flexible. It is preferable to impart the property.

A first object of the present invention is to print two images continuously on a continuous paper, and to cut at two places between images to perform marginless printing. To save time.

A second object of the present invention is to increase the flexibility of the enlargement amount of an image when performing marginless printing.

[0015]

In order to solve the above-mentioned problems, according to a first aspect of the present invention, a means for continuously printing images on a continuous paper and an area wider than a print target area of the continuous paper are provided. A printing apparatus comprising: a printing unit that performs printing on the opposite side; and a cutting unit that cuts between consecutive printed images, wherein the cutting unit includes two cutters. A featured printing device is provided.

As a result, in a printing system in which an image is continuously printed on continuous paper and printing is performed at two places between the images to perform marginless printing, it is possible to shorten the time required to cut at two places. it can.

According to a second aspect of the present invention, in order to solve the above problems, an image enlargement amount is determined in a printing system in which an image to be printed is printed in a size larger than a finished size and printing is performed without margins. A printing system is provided, comprising: an enlargement amount receiving unit that receives information of the above from a user; an enlargement unit that enlarges an image based on the received enlargement amount; and a printing unit that prints the enlarged image. It

This makes it possible to increase the flexibility of the amount of enlargement of an image when performing marginless printing. Note that this printing system can also perform marginless printing on continuous paper.

The interval between the two cutters is w,
When the length of one end in the paper feeding direction with respect to the finished size of the enlarged image is b, the printing unit has w ≧ 2.
When b is satisfied, a paper feed skip amount of w-2b can be provided between images.

Further, when w <2b is satisfied, the printing means does not provide a paper feed skip between images, and a region of bw / 2 at the upper and lower ends of the image in the paper feed direction is provided. Can be trimmed.

Further, the printing means is provided with a recording head, where the distance between the recording head and the cutter on the recording head side is h, and the length of the image in the paper feeding direction of the predetermined size is w. From the start of printing the image, the cutting means b +
The continuous paper can be cut at the position where the paper is fed by the distance x + w + h.

[0022]

BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION Embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.

FIG. 1 is a block diagram for explaining the outline of the hardware configuration of a printing system to which the present invention is applied.

As shown in the figure, the printing system includes a computer 50 for realizing various processes by an application, a printing process by a printer driver, etc., and a printer 10 with a cutting function connected to the computer 50 (hereinafter, simply (Also referred to as "printer 10"). In this embodiment, the computer 50 functions as a printer host that generates print data and sends it to the printer 10. The printer with cutting function 10 functions as a printing device that executes printing based on the print data received from the computer 50.
The printer 10 has a cutting function for printing on printing paper such as roll paper and cutting it to a specified size. The configuration of the printing system is not limited to this. For example, a network printing system in which a plurality of computers 50 are connected may be used. Further, it may be configured by a device having both the function of the printer host and the function of the printing device.

The computer 50 is a CPU (Central Processing Unit) 5 that performs processing based on various programs.
RA for temporarily storing data, programs, etc.
ROM (Read Only) in which M (Random Access Memory) 52, various data for controlling the computer 50, a startup program, etc. are stored in advance in a nonvolatile manner.
Memory) 53, and an interface 54 that controls data transmission / reception to / from a peripheral device such as the connected printer 10.

The computer 50 has a display device 61 such as a color display, an input device 62 such as a mouse and a keyboard, a media reading device 63 for reading data from a recording medium such as a CD-ROM, and a built-in or external device. The auxiliary storage device 64 is connected. However, the configuration of the computer 50 is not limited to this.

The printer 10 is, for example, an ink jet type color printer. An inkjet color printer includes a plurality of ink cartridges filled with ink in a housing, and sprays the ink from a recording head onto a printing medium such as printing paper to perform printing.

The printer 10 is an interface 11 that controls communication with the computer 50 such as reception of data.
And a CPU 12 that performs processing based on print data and various programs, and an R that temporarily stores print data and the like.
An AM 13, a ROM 14 in which various data and various programs for controlling the printer 10 are stored in a nonvolatile manner in advance, a print head for ejecting ink, a carriage drive mechanism for driving a carriage carrying the print head, and the like. The printing mechanism 15 includes a printing mechanism 15, a paper feeding mechanism 16 that feeds and discharges printing paper, and a cutting mechanism 17 that cuts the printing paper. However, the configuration of the printer 10 is not limited to this.

Next, an outline of the printing mechanism 15, the paper feed mechanism 16 and the cutting mechanism 17 of the printer with cutting function 10 used in the present embodiment will be described. Here, a case where the roll paper 22 is used as the printing paper will be described as an example. Of course, the printing mechanism 15, the paper feeding mechanism 16 and the cutting mechanism 17 can also function similarly with respect to regular sheets such as cut sheets and other recording sheets.

FIG. 2 is a printer 1 for explaining the printing mechanism 15, the paper feeding mechanism 16 and the cutting mechanism 17.
It is a side sectional schematic diagram of 0. The printer with cutting function 10 includes a printing mechanism 15 for printing on a roll paper 22 as a printing paper, and a paper feeding mechanism 1 for feeding the printing paper.
6. An apparatus main body 23 having a cutting mechanism 17 for cutting printing paper and the like, and a roll paper cassette 24 in which the roll paper 22 is set. Printing paper other than roll paper is supplied from a paper tray (not shown) or a manual insertion slot.

The roll paper 22 is attached to the drum-shaped paper tube 27 while being pushed by the shaft portion 28 thereof, and the pair of front and rear rollers 2 arranged at the bottom of the roll paper cassette 24.
The flange portion 31 of the paper tube 27 is placed on the sheets 9 and 30, and is accommodated. A roll paper motor 32 that drives the drive roller 30 is disposed on the rear side of the bottom of the roll paper cassette 24. When the roll paper motor 32 is driven in the normal direction, the rotational force is transmitted from the drive roller 30 to the collar portion 31, and the roll paper 2
2 rotates in the direction of feeding the paper. On the other hand, when the roll paper motor 32 is driven in the reverse direction, the rotational force is transmitted from the drive roller 30 to the collar portion 31, and the roll paper 22 rotates in the paper winding direction.

At the front end of the roll paper cassette 24, a paper feed device 33 is arranged at a position corresponding to the transport path of the roll paper 22 delivered from the roll paper 22. Paper feeder 3
3 includes a paper feed driven roller 35 and a paper feed drive roller 36, and sends the roll paper 22 to the apparatus main body 23 side. A transport roller 37 and a paper discharge roller 38 are arranged in the apparatus main body 23 from the upstream side. These parts mainly constitute the paper feed mechanism 16.

The apparatus main body 23 includes a carriage shaft 40, and a carriage 41 is slidably supported on the carriage shaft 40. A recording head 43 is attached to the lower surface of the carriage 41, and ink droplets are ejected from nozzle holes (not shown) of the recording head 43 to print on the roll paper 22. The recording head 43 is connected to an ink cartridge (not shown) that is separate from the apparatus body 23, and receives the supply of ink from this ink cartridge.
The recording head 43 is capable of performing printing in a wider range than the paper size of the printing target, and thus, printing without margins can be realized.
A platen 39 is arranged between the transport roller 37 and the paper discharge roller 38 in the paper feeding direction. These parts mainly form the printing mechanism 15.

The device main body 23 has a printed roll paper 2
A cutter device 45 for cutting 2 is built in. This part mainly constitutes the cutting mechanism 17. The cutter device 45 includes two cutters (a cutter 46 and a cutter 47) as processing means. In the cutter 46 (47), the movable blade 46a (47a) is the fixed blade 46
b (47b) in a state where the roll paper 22 is detachably engaged.
The roll paper 22 is cut by moving in the width direction (direction orthogonal to the paper feed direction). As a result, the roll paper 22 is cut at two places at once. Therefore, it is possible to shorten the cutting time when cutting at two places.

The printed roll paper 22 cut by the cutter 46 on the discharge side is discharged to the outside of the apparatus main body 23 by the auxiliary drive roller 48 of the cutter device 45.
In addition, the distance between the cutters 46 and 47 is w, and when the printed matter is cut, chips having a width w cut by the cutters 46 and 47 are generated. 2
Only one of the individual cutters 46 and 47 may be made to function as necessary.

The printing mechanism 15 is controlled by the CPU 12 executing print commands in print data sent from the computer 50. That is, the computer 5
0 can print an arbitrary image at an arbitrary position by transmitting print data including a drawing command to the printer 10.

Further, the paper feed mechanism 16 and the cutting mechanism 17 use the CPU to send the roll paper feed command and the cutting command in the print data sent from the computer 50.
12 is controlled by executing. That is, the computer 50 sends print data including a roll paper feed command and a cutting command to the printer 10 to cause the printer 10 to feed the roll paper by an arbitrary amount, and two cutters at arbitrary positions. Can be used for cutting.

Next, the functional configuration realized in the computer 50 and the printer 10 by the printing system will be described with reference to the block diagram of FIG.

As shown in the figure, an application 510 and a printer driver 520 are installed on the computer 50.
And are built.

The application 510 has a function of causing the computer 50 to perform processing such as a word processor and graphics, and is constructed on the computer 50 by the CPU 51 executing the application program read by the RAM 52. .

The printer driver 520 reads image data generated by the application 510 based on an instruction from the user, converts the image data into print data in a format interpretable by the printer 10, and transmits the print data to the printer 10 via the interface 54. It has a function.

Therefore, the printer driver 520 performs rasterizer processing for expanding the image data generated by the application 510 into image data which is a set of dots, and halftone processing for performing color conversion processing and halftone processing of the image data. A print data generation unit 522 for performing command conversion processing for converting the processed image data into print data for controlling the printer 10 so as to be printed, and a user interface for receiving print condition settings, print commands, etc. from the user. The unit 521 is provided.

Further, in the present embodiment, the print data generation unit 522 performs the enlargement processing of the image to be printed and the image trimming processing as necessary at the time of marginless printing.

The printer driver 520 loads the printer driver program read by the RAM 52 into the CPU 51.
Is executed to build on the computer 50. The printer driver program for this purpose can be distributed by being recorded in a portable recording medium such as a CD-ROM. And, this recording medium,
By reading with the media reading device 63, the printer driver program can be installed in the computer 50. Alternatively, for example, the computer 50 may be provided with a communication device and installed via a computer network such as the Internet.

In FIG. 3, a print control unit 110 and a print execution unit 120 are built on the printer 10.

The print control unit 110 is realized by the CPU 12, interprets the print data transmitted from the computer 50, and controls the printer 10 to execute printing based on the print data.

The print execution unit 120 is realized by the print mechanism 15, the paper feed mechanism 16 and the cutting mechanism 17, and executes the printing on the print paper according to the instruction of the print control unit 110.

Next, marginless printing performed in this embodiment will be described.

The printer driver 520 can receive a marginless printing instruction from the user. The user interface unit 521 accepts the print instruction without margins by, for example, the print condition setting screen 30 as shown in FIG.
This is performed by displaying 0 on the display device 61. The user can set desired printing conditions by operating the input device 62 or the like on the screen 300.

In the figure, the print condition setting screen 300
Indicates a paper size selection field 301, a paper feeding device selection field 302,
Paper type selection field 303, print quality selection field 304, automatic cut instruction field 305, marginless print instruction field 306, “O
A “K” button 307, a “cancel” button 308, and an “enlargement setting” button 309 are provided.

When the user performs marginless printing on the roll paper and causes the printer 10 to cut automatically, the user selects "roll paper" in the paper feeding device selection field 302, and selects the auto-cut instruction field 305 and no margin. Print instruction column 30
Check "6" and click the "OK" button 307.

Further, the user can
By clicking the "Enlargement Settings" button 309,
It is possible to set the enlargement amount of an image when printing without margins.

Here, the enlargement amount is the degree of enlargement in the process of enlarging the original image larger than the printing paper in order to perform marginless printing. In this embodiment, the expansion amount is
The vertical and horizontal lengths to be expanded or the vertical and horizontal ratios to be expanded are set.

When the user interface section 521 of the printer driver 520 receives the click of the "enlargement setting" button 309, the enlargement setting screen 32 as shown in FIG.
0 is displayed on the display device 61.

In the figure, the enlargement setting screen 320 is provided with an aspect ratio fixing instruction field 321, an enlargement value input field 322, an enlargement ratio input field 323, an “OK” button 324, and a “close” button 325.

The aspect ratio fixing instruction field 321 is a field for inputting a check when enlarging an image while maintaining the aspect ratio of the original image. The enlargement value input column 322 is a column for setting the enlargement amount in vertical and horizontal lengths. Aspect ratio fixed instruction field 3
When the check is input in 21, the aspect ratio is maintained, so that the other value changes in synchronization with the input of one of the values of the aspect ratio. When the check is not input in the aspect ratio fixed instruction field 321, the values can be set independently of the aspect ratio. The enlargement ratio input column 322 is a column for setting the enlargement amount in a vertical and horizontal ratio. When a check is input in the aspect ratio fixing instruction field 321, the aspect ratio is maintained, so that if one of the aspect ratios is input, the other aspect ratio will be the same. If no check is entered in the aspect ratio fixing instruction field 321, the aspect ratio can be set independently.

Note that these enlargement amounts are values for the paper size selected in the paper size selection field 301, for example, A4 size. In this example, it is assumed that the image before enlargement does not have a margin and has the same size as the paper size. However, the present invention is applicable to the case where the image before enlargement has a margin. Can also be applied. In this case, the present invention may be applied after the image is virtually enlarged to the paper size so as to remove the margin.

In the printing condition setting screen 300, when auto-cut is set for printing on the roll paper with no margin, that is, "roll paper" is selected in the paper feeding device selection field 302, and the auto-cut instruction field 305 and The processing of the printing system when a check is input in the no-margin print instruction field 306 will be described with reference to the flowchart shown in FIG. In addition, S1 ** in the flow chart indicates the printer driver 5
20 is a process, and S2 ** is a process in the printer 10.

This process is started by receiving a print start command from the user under the above print conditions (S101).

The print data generator 522 acquires the enlargement amount set on the enlargement setting screen 320 (S102). Then, print data of an image obtained by enlarging the original image of the size selected in the paper size selection field 301 to a size determined by the obtained enlargement amount is generated (S103).

Next, the print data generator 522 determines whether or not the image trimming is necessary (S104).

Here, the reason for determining whether or not the image trimming is necessary will be described.

In the present embodiment, the amount of enlargement of the image is variable, and two cutters are mounted in the cutting mechanism of the printer 10 and the distance between them is fixed at w. When the amount is set large, the following events shown in FIG. 7 occur.

This figure shows the paper feed direction (vertical direction) x,
The original image in the horizontal direction y (solid line = paper size) is magnified by b in the vertical direction and a in the horizontal direction by a, respectively, and an enlarged image (dotted line) continuous to the same value next. And images.

The enlarged image and the enlarged next image are cut with the width w in the middle thereof.

Here, when the vertical enlargement amount becomes large,
Specifically, when twice the value of b exceeds w, a portion where the magnified image and the next magnified image overlap each other occurs as shown by the hatched portion in the figure. Since this portion is a portion to be cut into a finished product, it is desirable not to print one or both of the front and rear images, that is, trimming in order to avoid waste of ink. In particular, when b exceeds w, the other image (actual battle portion) is entered, so it is necessary to perform trimming on both images.

Therefore, in this embodiment, it is determined that trimming is necessary when twice the value of b exceeds w, that is, when w <2b is satisfied.
As described above, it may be determined that trimming is necessary when w <b is satisfied.

As a result, when it is determined that trimming is necessary, for example, the upper and lower edges of the enlarged image are trimmed by bw / 2. However, this value can be changed within a range that does not affect the printing result after cutting. Further, when b ≦ w <2b, one of the upper and lower ends may be trimmed.

Next, the print data generator 522 sets the paper feed amount (skip amount) s between the images and the cut position (S106). FIG. 8 is a diagram for explaining this processing.

Also in this figure, the original image of vertical x horizontal y is enlarged by b in the vertical direction and a in the horizontal direction by a respectively, and the next enlarged image having the same value continuous to the enlarged image. An image will be described as an example. Reference numeral 43 in the drawing indicates a recording head. The recording head 43 reciprocates in the lateral direction (scanning direction) while ejecting ink. On the other hand, printing is performed by moving the paper in the paper feed direction.
The distance between the recording head 43 and the cutter 47 on the front side is h.

First, the setting of the skip amount s and the cut position when it is determined that trimming is not necessary in the process (S104) will be described.

In this case, the skip amount is s = w-2b
Can be Then, the cutting position can be a position where the paper is fed by b + x + w + h after the printing of the previous image is started. As a result, the cutter 46 and the cutter 47 arranged with the width w cut the inside of the lower end of the enlarged image and the inside of the upper end of the enlarged next image at a time. And further x
The position where the paper is fed by + w is set as the cut position at the lower end of the next image.

Next, the setting of the skip amount s and the cut position when it is determined that trimming is necessary in the process (S104) will be described.

In this case, the skip amount can be s = 0 (see FIG. 7). Then, it is possible to set the position where the paper is fed by b + x + w + h from the start of printing the previous image. As a result, the cutter 4 arranged with the width w
6 and the cutter 47 cut the inside of the lower end of the enlarged image and the inside of the upper end of the enlarged next image at a time. Then, the position at which the paper is further fed by x + w is set as the cut position at the lower end of the next image. That is, the cutting position can be set in the same manner as when trimming is not performed.

The print data generator 522 executes the process (S10
The print command for designating the skip amount and the cut position set in 6) is output as print data together with the print command for printing the enlarged image and the like (S10).
7).

The printer 10 executes printing based on the print data received from the computer 10, and this processing ends (S201).

The above-described setting of the image enlargement amount can be applied not only to printing on continuous paper, but also to printing on normal cut paper or the like. In this case, the trimming process is unnecessary regardless of the enlargement amount.

[0078]

As described above, according to one aspect of the present invention,
Images are printed continuously on continuous paper, and the space between images is 2
In a printing system that performs marginless printing by cutting in two places, the time required to cut in two places can be shortened.

Further, according to another aspect of the present invention, it is possible to increase flexibility of the amount of enlargement of an image when performing marginless printing.

[Brief description of drawings]

FIG. 1 is a block diagram for explaining an outline of a hardware configuration of a printing system to which the present invention is applied.

FIG. 2 is a schematic side sectional view of the printer 10 for explaining the printing mechanism 15, the paper feeding mechanism 16 and the cutting mechanism 17.

FIG. 3 is a block diagram for explaining a functional configuration realized by the computer 50 and the printer 10.

FIG. 4 is a flowchart for explaining processing of the printing system to which the present invention is applied.

FIG. 5 is a diagram illustrating an example of a print condition setting screen 300.

FIG. 6 is a diagram for explaining an example of an enlargement setting screen 320.

[Fig. 7] Fig. 7 is a diagram for describing image intrusion depending on an enlargement amount.

FIG. 8 is a diagram for explaining setting of a paper feed amount (skip amount) s between images and a cut position.

FIG. 9 is a diagram for explaining image enlargement during marginless printing.

FIG. 10 is a diagram for explaining a cut position when performing marginless printing on continuous paper such as roll paper.

[Explanation of symbols]

10 ... Printer with cutting function 11 ... Interface 12 ... CPU 13 ... RAM 14 ... ROM 15 ... Printing mechanism 16 ... Paper feed mechanism 17 ... Cutting mechanism 22 ... roll paper 23 ... Device body 24 ... Roll paper cassette 27 ... Paper tube 28 ... Shaft 29 ... Laura 30 ... Drive roller 31 ... Tsubabe 32 ... Roll paper motor 33 ... Paper feeding device 35 ... Paper feed driven roller 36 ... Paper feed drive roller 37 ... Conveyor roller 38 ... Paper ejection roller 39 ... Platen 40 ... Carriage shaft 41 ... Carriage 43 ... Recording head 45 ... Cutter device 46 ... Cutter 47 ... Cutter 48 ... Auxiliary drive roller 50 ... Computer 51 ... CPU 52 ... RAM 53 ... ROM 54 ... Interface 61 ... Display device 62 ... Input device 63 ... Media reading device 64 ... Auxiliary storage device 110 ... Print control unit 120 ... Print execution unit 510 ... Application 520 ... Printer driver 521 ... User interface unit 522 ... Print data generation unit

Front page continuation (51) Int.Cl. 7 Identification code FI theme code (reference) G06F 3/12 G06F 3/12 M 5B021 // B26D 1/20 B26D 1/20 A F term (reference) 2C058 AB08 AC07 AC17 AE04 AE09 AF06 AF51 LA03 LA24 LA30 LB10 LB17 LB35 LC11 2C060 BA03 BC03 BC04 BC12 BC15 BC84 2C061 AQ05 AS06 HH09 HJ06 HJ10 HL01 HM01 HN05 HN15 HN17 HN19 HN20 2C087 AA18 AB05 AC27 CB01B02 AC02 BA01 BD03 CA02 BA01 BD03 CA02 BA13 BD02 CA02 BA01 3B06

Claims (13)

[Claims]
1. A means for continuously printing an image on a continuous paper, a printing means for printing an area wider than a print target area of the continuous paper, and a cut between continuous printed images. And a cutting means for cutting the cutting means, wherein the cutting means is provided with two cutters.
2. In a printing system that prints an image to be printed larger than a finished size and prints without a margin, an enlargement amount acceptance unit that accepts information for determining an enlargement amount of the image from a user, and the accepted enlargement. A printing system comprising: a magnifying means for magnifying an image based on the amount; and a printing means for printing the magnified image.
3. In a printing system for continuously printing images on continuous paper, an enlargement amount acceptance unit that accepts information for determining an enlargement amount with respect to a finish size of an image to be printed from a user, and the accepted enlargement amount. The printing means for enlarging and printing the image on the continuous paper based on the above, and the cutting means for cutting between the printed continuous images, the cutting means having two cutters. A printing system characterized by being provided.
4. The printing system according to claim 2 or 3, wherein the enlargement amount is represented by at least one of a length with respect to a finished size and a ratio with respect to the finished size. system.
5. The printing system according to claim 3, wherein the distance between the two cutters is w, and the length of one end in the paper feed direction with respect to the finished size of the enlarged image is b. The printing system, wherein the printing unit provides a paper feed skip amount of w-2b between images when w ≧ 2b is satisfied.
6. The printing system according to claim 3, wherein the distance between the two cutters is w, and the length of one end in the paper feed direction with respect to the finished size of the enlarged image is b. When w <2b is satisfied, the printing unit trims the bw / 2 area at the upper and lower ends of the image in the paper feeding direction without providing the paper feeding skip between the images. Characteristic printing system.
7. The printing system according to claim 3, wherein the distance between the two cutters is w, and the length of one end in the paper feed direction with respect to the finished size of the enlarged image is b. In the case where b ≦ w <2b is satisfied, the printing unit does not provide a paper feed skip between images, and at least one of the upper and lower ends of the image in the paper feed direction has a bw / 2 area. A printing system characterized by trimming.
8. The printing system according to claim 3, wherein the distance between the two cutters is w, and the length of one end in the paper feed direction with respect to the finished size of the enlarged image is b. When w <b is satisfied, the printing unit trims the bw / 2 area at the upper and lower ends of the image in the paper feeding direction without providing the paper feeding skip between the images. Characteristic printing system.
9. The printing system according to claim 5, wherein the printing unit includes a recording head, and the distance between the recording head and the cutter on the recording head side is h, and an image is scheduled. When the length of the predetermined size in the paper feed direction is w, the cutting means cuts the continuous paper at a position where the paper has been fed a distance of b + x + w + h from the start of image printing. .
10. A printer driver for a printer host to control a printer having two cutters arranged at an interval w for continuously printing images on continuous paper, the printer driver comprising: Enlargement amount acceptance processing for accepting information for determining the enlargement amount for the finished size from the user, and print data for enlarging and printing the image on continuous paper based on the accepted enlargement amount, The enlargement width of one end in the paper feed direction with respect to the previous image
When w ≧ 2b is satisfied, the printer host is caused to execute a process of generating print data including a command for providing a w-2b paper feed skip amount between images. A printer driver characterized by.
11. The printer driver according to claim 10, wherein when w <2b is satisfied, a paper feed skip is not provided between the images and the upper limit of the image in the paper feed direction is set. b-
A printer driver, characterized by causing a printer host to further execute a process of generating print data for printing an image in which a w / 2 area is trimmed.
12. The printer driver according to claim 10 or 11, wherein the distance between the print head of the printer to be controlled and the cutter on the print head side is h, and a paper of a size for which an image is planned. Assuming that the length in the feeding direction is w, the print data includes b + x + w + from the start of image printing.
A printer driver including a command for cutting at a position where the paper is fed by a distance of h.
13. A recording medium readable by a printer host, in which the printer driver according to claim 10 is recorded.
JP2002017195A 2002-01-25 2002-01-25 Printer, printing system and printer driver Pending JP2003211755A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
JP2002017195A JP2003211755A (en) 2002-01-25 2002-01-25 Printer, printing system and printer driver

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
JP2002017195A JP2003211755A (en) 2002-01-25 2002-01-25 Printer, printing system and printer driver

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
JP2003211755A true JP2003211755A (en) 2003-07-29

Family

ID=27652973

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
JP2002017195A Pending JP2003211755A (en) 2002-01-25 2002-01-25 Printer, printing system and printer driver

Country Status (1)

Country Link
JP (1) JP2003211755A (en)

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
JP2009080791A (en) * 2007-09-03 2009-04-16 Seiko Epson Corp Printing method, printer, and print producing method
EP2361737A1 (en) 2010-02-26 2011-08-31 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Image forming apparatus and cutting device
US20110211899A1 (en) * 2010-02-26 2011-09-01 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Print control method and print apparatus

Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
JP2009080791A (en) * 2007-09-03 2009-04-16 Seiko Epson Corp Printing method, printer, and print producing method
EP2361737A1 (en) 2010-02-26 2011-08-31 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Image forming apparatus and cutting device
US20110211899A1 (en) * 2010-02-26 2011-09-01 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Print control method and print apparatus
CN102189829A (en) * 2010-02-26 2011-09-21 佳能株式会社 Image forming apparatus and cutting device
EP2700483A1 (en) 2010-02-26 2014-02-26 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Image forming apparatus and cutting device
US9289914B2 (en) 2010-02-26 2016-03-22 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Image forming apparatus and cutting device
CN102189829B (en) * 2010-02-26 2016-07-06 佳能株式会社 Image forming apparatus and cutter sweep

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US6146034A (en) Tape printing device with character enlargement and rotation logic
US7573606B2 (en) Data processing apparatus, printing apparatus, print control method, storing medium storing computer-readable program therein, and program
US8320014B2 (en) Printing condition changing method, program, storage medium, printing method, printer and printing system
JP3402914B2 (en) Print control apparatus and method
US7576875B2 (en) Ink jet printer, printer control unit, printer system including the same, and storage medium with the operation program of the printer control unit stored for controlling double-side printing
KR101220629B1 (en) Recording control apparatus and recording control method
US7148977B2 (en) Consumable availability with print preview
EP1199182B1 (en) Method for automatically determining a layout
JP3788219B2 (en) Storage medium storing printer host operation program
JP6318747B2 (en) Printing system, printing control apparatus, and printing control method
US8616794B2 (en) Recording media transportation control method and printer
JP2003022176A (en) Printing controller, information processor, method for controlling printing, and method and program for information processor
US8767267B2 (en) Print method and print apparatus
EP0960740B1 (en) Recording medium cutter
US20070013959A1 (en) Printing system, printing apparatus, printing data generating apparatus and program, cutting indicating data generating apparatus and program, printing program, and printing method
JP2011203826A (en) Apparatus and method for processing image, and program
US6132117A (en) Printing apparatus, control method therefor and medium for storing the control method
KR20030023629A (en) Printed image alignment control
JP2003039750A (en) Parallel print system
US6897975B2 (en) Output apparatus and output method
JP4389933B2 (en) Print frame automatic setting device
US8432566B2 (en) Printer driver and method of printing print data
JP2006244027A (en) Print system
US20060001686A1 (en) Data processing apparatus, control method therefor, and program
JP2009113219A (en) Roll paper printer