JP2004090282A - Printer and printing method - Google Patents

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JP2004090282A
JP2004090282A JP2002251793A JP2002251793A JP2004090282A JP 2004090282 A JP2004090282 A JP 2004090282A JP 2002251793 A JP2002251793 A JP 2002251793A JP 2002251793 A JP2002251793 A JP 2002251793A JP 2004090282 A JP2004090282 A JP 2004090282A
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芳賀 朋子
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To enhance protective performance by forming a transparent film layer uniformly. <P>SOLUTION: The printer comprises an ink cartridge mounting section, a thermal head for transferring an ink layer and a transparent film layer thermally to a print sheet, and a roller having an uneven pattern on the surface. Since the roller is pressed against the surface of the thermally transferred transparent film layer and the uneven pattern formed on the surface is transferred, the thermally transferred transparent film layer becomes uniform as a whole thus enhancing protective performance and visual effect. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2004,JPO

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[0001]
TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a printing apparatus and a printing method for forming an uneven pattern on a transparent film for protecting an ink layer.
[0002]
[Prior art]
One of the methods for forming an image produced by a personal computer or the like on photographic paper is a thermal transfer method. In this thermal transfer method, an image is formed by thermally transferring a transparent film for protecting an ink image formed by thermal transfer onto photographic paper onto the ink image.
[0003]
As a method of thermally transferring the transparent film, a method of pressing the transparent film on the surface where the ink image is formed with a heatable roller, or a method of applying the transparent film on the surface where the ink image is formed using an adhesive at room temperature. There is a bonding method and the like. As another thermal transfer method, there is a method in which an ink ribbon having a transparent film layer formed on a base sheet is prepared, and the transparent film layer of the ink ribbon is thermally transferred to a surface on which an ink image is formed. For example, in the case of a thermal transfer type printing apparatus using a thermal head, the thermal film transfers the ink layer of the ink ribbon to photographic paper to form an ink image, and then continuously forms a transparent film layer on the surface on which the ink image is formed. Since the film is thermally transferred to the substrate and laminated, a transparent film can be formed without using a heatable roller or an adhesive.
[0004]
In addition, the thermal transfer of the transparent film layer not only protects the ink image by thermally transferring the transparent film layer on the ink image, but also improves the quality of the image, for example, like a silver halide photograph used in an ID photograph. Is required. This is the same not only in the thermal transfer method but also in other methods such as the ink jet method.
[0005]
In the silver halide photography method, an ink image can be formed on photographic paper having various surface properties by non-contact using an optical system. As the photographic paper, for example, a pattern in which a silk-like uneven pattern composed of a pattern with a regular surface or a random pattern seen in high-grade photographic paper is used. In silver halide photography, by forming an image on a photographic paper having such a concavo-convex pattern on the surface, a visual effect such as silk or matting can be obtained.
[0006]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
However, in the sublimation type thermal transfer method, the ink ribbon is pressed by a thermal head, and the surface of the ink ribbon on which the ink layer is formed is brought into direct contact with the printing paper. Form an image. Subsequently, in the sublimation type thermal transfer method, a transparent film layer having a concavo-convex pattern on the surface is thermally transferred to the entire surface on which the ink image is formed. A method for forming a transparent film layer having a concavo-convex pattern, and when transferring a transparent film by heat, changing the amount of thermal transfer energy of a thermal head between a concave portion and a convex portion of the concavo-convex pattern, thereby forming irregularities and forming an ink image. The transparent film layer is thermally transferred to the entire surface on which is formed.
[0007]
Therefore, in the sublimation type thermal transfer method, since the amount of thermal transfer energy between the concave portion and the convex portion of the concave / convex pattern is different, a difference occurs in the transparent film layer thermally transferred between the concave portion and the convex portion. For this reason, in the sublimation type thermal transfer method, protection of the ink image cannot be achieved, and the storage performance of the ink image decreases. Further, in the sublimation type thermal transfer system, when the transparent film layer is thermally transferred, it is easily affected by the material of the base material used for the photographic paper and the surface properties of the ink screen, so that the formation of the uneven pattern is insufficient.
[0008]
Accordingly, the present invention has been proposed in view of such a conventional situation, and a printing method for improving a visual effect while maintaining the protection performance of a transparent film thermally transferred on a thermally transferred ink layer. It is an object to provide an apparatus and a printing method.
[0009]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
A printing apparatus according to the present invention, which achieves the above-described object, includes an ink cartridge mounting an ink cartridge having an ink ribbon in which an ink layer and a transparent film layer are sequentially formed on at least one surface of a base sheet. Part, a thermal head for thermally transferring the ink layer of the ink ribbon to the print medium, and then thermally transferring the transparent film layer onto the thermally transferred ink layer, and a thermal head having the predetermined shape formed on the surface after thermally transferring the transparent film layer. An uneven roller that presses the uneven pattern onto the surface of the thermally transferred transparent film layer to form an uneven pattern having a predetermined shape on the surface of the transparent film layer is provided.
[0010]
According to this printing apparatus, the transparent film layer is heat-transferred uniformly once over the entire surface of the printing paper on which the ink layer has been thermally transferred, and the predetermined surface formed on the surface of the uneven roller on the surface of the heat-transferred transparent film layer. Since the uneven pattern is formed on the surface of the transparent film layer by pressing the uneven pattern of the shape, the transparent film layer thermally transferred between the concave portion and the convex portion becomes uniform.
[0011]
Further, the printing method according to the present invention uses an ink ribbon in which an ink layer and a transparent film layer are formed on at least one surface of a base sheet, and thermally transfers the ink layer of the ink ribbon to a print medium by a thermal head. After that, a thermal transfer step of thermally transferring the transparent film layer with a thermal head over the entire surface on which the thermally transferred ink layer is formed, and an uneven roller having an uneven pattern of a predetermined shape formed on the surface after thermal transfer of the transparent film layer Is pressed against the surface of the heat-transferred transparent film layer to form an uneven pattern having a predetermined shape on the surface of the transparent film layer.
[0012]
According to this printing method, the transparent film layer is heat-transferred uniformly once over the entire surface of the printing paper on which the ink layer has been thermally transferred, and is formed on the surface of the uneven roller on the surface of the thermally transferred transparent film layer. The transparent film layer thermally transferred between the concave portions and the convex portions is uniformly formed by pressing the concave / convex pattern having a predetermined shape to form the concave / convex pattern on the surface of the transparent film layer.
[0013]
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings. A printing apparatus 1 shown in FIG. 1 includes an ink cartridge mounting section 3 in which an ink cartridge 2 is mounted, a thermal head 4 for performing thermal transfer, and an uneven roller 5 for forming an uneven pattern.
[0014]
The ink cartridge 2 includes an ink ribbon 6 shown in FIG. 2, a supply spool 7 around which the ink ribbon 6 is wound, a winding ribbon spool 8 around which the ink ribbon 6 is wound, and a case 9 for accommodating these. And
[0015]
As shown in FIG. 3, the ink ribbon 6 has a yellow (Y) ink layer 11, a magenta (M) ink layer 12, a cyan (C) ink layer 13 on a base sheet 10 made of a plastic film. And the transparent film layer 14 are sequentially and repeatedly applied according to the image printing area. The ink ribbon 6 has a yellow (Y) ink layer 11, a magenta (M) ink layer 12, a cyan (C) ink layer 13, and a yellow (Y) which is the head of a transparent film layer 14. Before the ink layer 11, a sensor mark 15a for position detection is formed, and sensor marks 15b and 15c for position detection are also provided before and after each of the ink layers 11, 12, and 13 to detect the position of each layer. , 15d are formed. The ink ribbon 6 is locked to the take-up ribbon spool 8 by pulling out one end of the ink ribbon 6 wound around the supply-side ribbon spool 7.
[0016]
As shown in FIG. 2, the supply-side ribbon spool 7 and the take-up-side ribbon spool 8 have rotation support portions 16 a and 16 b formed in an annular shape at the front ends. Connection recesses 17a and 17b are formed on the peripheral surface. The supply-side ribbon spool 7 and the take-up-side ribbon spool 8 are connected to the coupling recesses 17a and 17b by drive mechanisms 18a and 18b of a drive mechanism such as a drive motor (not shown). It is driven to rotate in the direction of arrow A.
[0017]
The case 9 is provided so that two ribbon spool storage portions 19a and 19b for storing the substantially cylindrical supply-side ribbon spool 7 and the take-up-side ribbon spool 8 are separated to the left and right and are parallel to each other. The two ribbon spool storage portions 19a and 19b are connected by a connection portion 20. The surface on which the ink layers 11, 12, 13 and the transparent film layer 14 of the ink ribbon 6 running from the supply-side ribbon spool 7 to the take-up-side ribbon spool 8 face the connecting portion 20. It has a printing opening 21.
[0018]
The ink cartridge 2 is mounted on the ink cartridge mounting section 3 in a state where the ink cartridge 2 is positioned. When the ink cartridge 2 is mounted on the ink cartridge mounting section 3 of the printing apparatus 1, the drive shafts 18 a and 18 b connected to a traveling mechanism such as a drive motor drive the respective ones of the supply-side ribbon spool 7 and the take-up ribbon spool 8. The connection recesses 17a and 17b are fitted. The traveling mechanism is, for example, a drive motor or the like having drive shafts 18a, 18b formed in a shape that can be fitted to the respective connection recesses 17a, 17b of the supply-side ribbon spool 7 and the take-up ribbon spool 8. The traveling mechanism travels the ink ribbon 6 in the direction of arrow C in FIG. 1 by driving the drive shaft 18b fitted in the associated recess 17b of the winding-side ribbon spool 8 in the direction of arrow B in FIG. Then, the ink ribbon is wound around the take-up side ribbon spool 8.
[0019]
The thermal head 4 is elastically contacted with a drum 22 rotatable in the direction of arrow D in FIG. Between the thermal head 4 and the drum 22, the ink ribbon 6 runs on the thermal head 4 side, and the printing paper 23 runs on the drum 22 side. When the drive shafts 18a and 18b of the traveling mechanism engaged with the take-up side ribbon spool 8 rotate in the direction of arrow B in FIG. 4 and the drum 22. The printing paper 23 rotates the drum 22 in the direction of arrow D in FIG. 1 in the direction in which the ink ribbon 6 travels, so that the thermal head 4 and the drum 22 move in the same direction as the traveling direction of the ink ribbon 6. Travel between.
[0020]
The thermal head 4 presses the running ink ribbon 6 toward the drum 22 and presses the ink ribbon 6 from the print opening 21 of the ink cartridge 2 onto the running printing paper 23, for example, selectively. Then, the yellow (Y) ink layer 11 is thermally transferred to the printing paper 23 to form an ink image 24. Subsequently, the thermal head 4 thermally transfers the transparent film layer 14 of the ink ribbon 6 uniformly over the entire surface of the photographic paper 23 on which the ink image 24 is formed.
[0021]
As shown in FIG. 1, the uneven roller 5 is disposed before the photographic paper 23 on which the transparent film layer 14 has been thermally transferred onto the ink image 24 thermally transferred by the thermal head 4 is discharged, and is in elastic contact with the rotating roller 26. Have been. The uneven roller 5 has a silk-shaped uneven pattern or a random uneven pattern formed on the surface around a rotating shaft 25 connected to a rotation drive (not shown).
[0022]
The concavo-convex roller 5 presses the concavo-convex pattern formed on the surface thereof with a predetermined pressure against the thermally transferred transparent film layer 14 of the printing paper 23 running between the rotary roller 26 and the rotating drive mechanism. By rotating the rotation shaft 25, the concave / convex pattern is sequentially transferred to the surface of the transparent film layer 14 to which heat has been transferred.
[0023]
Therefore, according to the concavo-convex roller 5, the concavo-convex pattern is transferred by pressing the surface of the transparent film layer 14 uniformly thermally transferred to the printing paper 23 with a predetermined pressure, so that the transparent portion between the concave portion and the convex portion is transparent. There is no difference between the film layers 14, and sufficient protection of the ink image 24 is achieved. Further, according to the uneven roller 5, a uniform uneven pattern is formed on the surface of the transparent film layer 14 to which heat has been transferred. The effect can be provided, and the image quality can be improved.
[0024]
In addition, the uneven roller 5 has an uneven pattern of a predetermined shape formed on the surface, for example, an uneven pattern such as a silk pattern in which unevenness is regularly formed at regular intervals or a random pattern in which unevenness is randomly formed. It is preferable that the printing apparatus 1 be detachable. As a result, the uneven roller 5 can select and replace various uneven patterns, and can transfer the uneven pattern according to the user's needs.
[0025]
The printing apparatus 1 having the above-described configuration discharges the photographic paper 23 after the transparent film layer 14 is uniformly and thermally transferred to the entire surface of the photographic paper 23 on which the ink image 24 is formed by the thermal head 4 once. An uneven pattern is formed on the surface of the thermally transferred transparent film layer 14 by pressing the previously provided uneven roller 5 against the thermally transferred transparent film layer 14 with a predetermined pressure. Thereby, in the printing apparatus 1, since the transparent film layer 14 is formed uniformly once, there is no difference between the transparent film layer 14 thermally transferred between the concave portion and the convex portion of the concave / convex pattern. The transparent film layer 14 with the portions is formed uniformly.
[0026]
Further, according to the printing apparatus 1, since the uneven roller 5 is already pressed onto the transparent film layer 14 that has already been thermally transferred, the transparent film is transparent regardless of the material of the base material of the printing paper 23 and the surface property of the ink image 24. An uneven pattern can be sufficiently formed on the surface of the film layer 14.
[0027]
Therefore, according to the printing apparatus 1, since the thermally transferred transparent film is uniform between the concave and convex portions of the concave and convex pattern of the thermally transferred transparent film layer 14, the ink image 25 can be sufficiently protected, The image is given a visual effect such as silk or matting to improve the quality of the printed matter.
[0028]
Further, as a printing method for forming a concavo-convex pattern on the transparent film layer 14 using the printing apparatus 1 described above, the thermal head 4 thermally transfers the ink layers 11, 12, and 13 of the ink ribbon 6 and the transparent film layer 14. The method includes a thermal transfer step and an uneven pattern forming step of forming an uneven pattern on the surface of the transparent film layer 14 thermally transferred by the uneven roller 5.
[0029]
In the thermal transfer step, as shown in FIG. 1, the ink cartridge 2 is mounted in a state where it is positioned on the ink ribbon cartridge mounting section 3, and the connection concave portions 17a and 17b of the supply ribbon spool 7 and the take-up ribbon spool 8 are connected. Connected to drive shafts 18a, 18b of the traveling mechanism. The ink ribbon 6 drives the drive shaft 18b connected to the coupling recess 17b of the take-up side ribbon spool 8 to travel between the thermal head 4 and the drum 22 in the direction of arrow B in FIG. The printing paper 23 is fed from the drum 22 side, and runs on the drum 22 side between the thermal head 4 and the drum 22.
[0030]
In the thermal transfer step, the ink ribbon 6 and the printing paper 23 are caused to travel between the thermal head 4 and the drum 22, and the ink ribbon 6 on which the thermal head 4 is traveling is pressed toward the drum 22 to form an ink cartridge. The ink ribbon 6 is pressed against the photographic paper 23 through the second printing opening 21. In the thermal transfer process, the ink ribbon 6 is pressed against the photographic paper 23, as shown in FIG. 4, for example, the yellow (Y) ink layer 11 of the ink ribbon 6 running in the direction of arrow E in FIG. Is selectively heated and thermally transferred to the printing paper 23 traveling in the direction of arrow F in FIG. Next, in the thermal transfer step, as shown in FIG. 5, the transparent film layer 14 is thermally transferred evenly by the thermal head 4 over the entire surface on which the thermally transferred ink image 24 is formed.
[0031]
Next, in the concavo-convex pattern forming step, the rotating shaft 25 provided once before the photographic paper 23 on which the transparent film layer 14 uniformly heat-transferred is formed in the thermal transfer step is discharged, and connected to the rotational drive. As shown in FIG. 6, a concave-convex pattern is formed on the surface of the thermally transferred transparent film layer 14 by a concave-convex roller 5 having a silk-like concave-convex pattern or a random concave-convex pattern formed on the surface. In the concavo-convex pattern forming step, the surface on which the transparent film layer 14 has been thermally transferred is set to the concavo-convex roller 5 side, and is run between the concavo-convex roller 5 and the rotating roller 26, and the transparent film layer 14 of the running photographic paper 23 is The concave / convex roller 5 is pressed at a predetermined pressure. Thus, in the concave / convex pattern forming step, the concave / convex pattern formed on the surface of the concave / convex roller 5 is transferred to the surface of the thermally transferred transparent film layer 14, so that the transparent film layer 14 having the concave / convex pattern is formed. .
[0032]
Therefore, in the concavo-convex pattern forming step, once the concavo-convex roller 5 is pressed onto the surface of the transparent film layer 14 that has been thermally transferred uniformly, the concavo-convex pattern formed on the surface is transferred, and the heat-transferred transparent film layer 14 is transferred. By forming a concavo-convex pattern on the surface of the transparent film layer, the transparent film layer 14 in which the concave portion and the convex portion are thermally transferred is uniform. Thereby, in the concave / convex pattern forming step, the ink image 25 can be sufficiently protected, and the image can be provided with a visual effect such as silk or matting.
[0033]
In the concavo-convex pattern forming step, a concavo-convex pattern of a predetermined shape formed on the surface of the rotating roller 5, for example, a silk pattern in which irregularities are regularly formed at regular intervals or a random pattern in which irregularities are irregularly formed. It is preferable that the rotating roller 5 can be attached to and detached from the printing apparatus 1 for each uneven pattern. Thus, in the concavo-convex pattern forming step, various concavo-convex patterns are selected, and the rotating roller 3 can be replaced, so that the concavo-convex pattern can be transferred according to the needs of the user.
[0034]
According to the printing method having the above configuration, the thermal film 4 is used to uniformly and thermally transfer the transparent film layer 14 once over the entire surface of the printing paper 23 on which the ink image 24 has been thermally transferred, and then the thermal transfer is performed on the uneven roller 5. By pressing the transparent film layer 14 with a predetermined pressure, an uneven pattern is formed. Thereby, in this printing method, there is no difference in the transparent film layer 14 thermally transferred between the concave portion and the convex portion of the concave / convex pattern, the concave / convex pattern is formed, and the transparent film layer 14 between the concave portion and the convex portion is uniform. Become.
[0035]
Further, according to the printing method, since the uneven roller 5 is already pressed onto the transparent film layer 14 to which the heat transfer has been uniformly performed, the transparent film is irrespective of the material of the base material of the printing paper 23 and the surface property of the ink image 24. An uneven pattern is sufficiently formed on the surface of the layer 14.
[0036]
Therefore, according to this printing method, since the transparent film layer having the concavo-convex pattern and the heat-transferred transparent film layer is uniform between the concave portion and the convex portion, the protection of the ink image 25 can be sufficiently achieved, and the image has a silky or matte finish. And other visual effects to improve the quality of the printed matter.
[0037]
【Example】
Hereinafter, an embodiment in which printing is performed using the above-described printing method will be specifically described.
[0038]
First, the printing apparatus used in this embodiment will be described. As a printing device for thermally transferring the ink layer and the transparent film layer by the thermal head, a sublimation type printer DIGITAL PHOTO PROTONER DPP-SV55 manufactured by Sony Corporation is used. SVM-25LS, which is DPP-SV55 genuine media, is used for the ink ribbon and photographic paper. Further, a personal computer that creates data of a concavo-convex pattern to be formed on the thermally transferred transparent film layer and transfers the data of the concavo-convex pattern to the printing apparatus is connected to the printing apparatus via an interface. With this computer, image data for evaluation was created using Adobe Photoshop software made by Adobe.
[0039]
An evaluation image was prepared using the prepared evaluation image data. The image for evaluation is obtained by using a thermal head with an ink layer and a transparent film on a photographic paper in a state where an uneven roller having an uneven pattern formed on its surface is disposed in front of a discharge port for discharging the photographic paper of the printing apparatus described above. Thermal transfer of the layer is performed. Subsequently, an image for evaluation was prepared by pressing an uneven roller with a predetermined pressure on the thermally transferred transparent film layer to form an uneven pattern.
[0040]
A comparative image for comparison with the evaluation image was prepared as follows. For the comparison image, using a sublimation type printer DIGITAL PHOTO PROTERTER DPP-SV55, selecting the type of the concavo-convex pattern from the printer driver for DPP-SV55, and thermally transferring the transparent film layer to the entire surface on which the ink image is formed. At the same time, it was produced using a normal printing method for forming a concavo-convex pattern. These images for evaluation and comparative images were evaluated for visual effect and transfer resistance. Table 1 shows the evaluation results.
[0041]
[Table 1]
[0042]
Examples 1 to 3 are evaluations of evaluation images. Comparative Examples 1 to 3 are evaluations of comparative images.
[0043]
In Table 1, the transfer resistance of Examples 1 to 3 and Comparative Examples 1 to 3 was evaluated as follows. First, the printing paper on which the evaluation image is printed, the printing paper on which the comparison image is printed, and the plasticizer sheet (vinyl chloride resin sheet: MITSUBISHI Altron) are cut into 5 cm in length and 5 cm in width. Next, each image surface of the photographic paper on which the cut evaluation image is printed and the photographic paper on which the comparison image is printed are superimposed on the plasticizer sheet, and a load of 1 kg is applied. In this state, after storing for 48 hours in a 50 ° C. environment, the amount of transfer of the image for evaluation and the image for comparison to the plasticizer sheet was measured. The amount of transfer is determined by measuring the transmission density of the plasticizer sheet before and after the test, and indicating the difference in the transmission density.
[0044]
From the results shown in Table 1, in Examples 1 to 3, it was found that the same visual effects as those of Comparative Examples 1 to 3 performed by the conventional printing method were obtained, and the visual effects were maintained. I understand. In addition, it can be seen that in Examples 1 to 3, the transmission density difference is lower than in Comparative Examples 1 to 3. In Comparative Examples 1 to 3, the amount of thermal transfer energy was changed between the concave portion and the convex portion, so that the transparent film layer was thermally transferred while forming the concave / convex pattern. The difference in the transparent film occurs, and the protection performance of the ink image is reduced, so that the transfer amount is increased.
[0045]
On the other hand, in Examples 1 to 3, after the transparent film layer was once thermally transferred to the surface of the photographic paper on which the ink image was formed, the transparent film layer was pressed against the surface of the thermally transferred transparent film with a predetermined pressure. Thus, an uneven pattern is formed. Thereby, in Examples 1 to 3, the transparent film layer thermally transferred between the concave portion and the convex portion of the concave / convex pattern becomes uniform, and a high protection performance is obtained, so that the transfer amount is small.
[0046]
Therefore, in Examples 1 to 3, once the transparent film layer was uniformly thermally transferred, and then pressed against the surface of the thermally transferred transparent film with a predetermined pressure to form a concavo-convex pattern. Regardless of the type of the uneven pattern, the protection performance against the ink image can be improved while maintaining the visual effect.
[0047]
【The invention's effect】
As described above, according to the printing apparatus and the printing method according to the present invention, after the transparent film layer is thermally transferred to the photographic paper, the uneven roller is pressed against the surface of the thermally transferred transparent film layer to form an uneven pattern. A high visual effect is obtained in a state where the entire thermally transferred transparent film layer is uniform and the protection performance of the ink image is maintained.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a schematic diagram of a printing apparatus to which the present invention has been applied.
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the ink cartridge.
FIG. 3 is a plan view of the ink ribbon.
FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view when an ink layer is transferred onto photographic paper.
FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view when a transparent film layer is thermally transferred onto an ink layer thermally transferred to photographic paper.
FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view showing a state in which an uneven roller is pressed on a transparent film layer.
[Explanation of symbols]
REFERENCE SIGNS LIST 1 printing apparatus, 2 ink cartridge, 3 ink cartridge mounting section, thermal head, 5 uneven roller, 6 ink ribbon, 7 supply ribbon spool, 8 take-up ribbon spool, 18 a drive shaft, 18 b drive shaft, 22 drum, 23 Photographic paper, 25 rotating shafts, 26 rotating rollers

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  1. An ink cartridge mounting portion for mounting an ink cartridge having an ink ribbon in which an ink layer and a transparent film layer are sequentially formed on at least one surface of the base sheet,
    A thermal head that thermally transfers the ink layer of the ink ribbon to a print medium, and then thermally transfers the transparent film layer onto the thermally transferred ink layer,
    After the thermal transfer of the transparent film layer, the concave and convex pattern of a predetermined shape formed on the surface is pressed against the surface of the transparent film layer on which the thermal transfer has been performed to form a concave and convex pattern of a predetermined shape on the surface of the transparent film layer. A printing device comprising a roller.
  2. The printing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the concave and convex roller is detachable for each concave and convex pattern having a predetermined shape formed on the surface.
  3. The printing device according to claim 1, wherein the uneven roller has a predetermined shape of an uneven pattern formed on a surface thereof in a silk pattern.
  4. The printing device according to claim 1, wherein the uneven roller has a randomly formed uneven pattern having a predetermined shape formed on a surface thereof.
  5. The printing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the uneven roller is in elastic contact with a rotating roller.
  6. Using an ink ribbon in which an ink layer and a transparent film layer are formed on at least one surface of a substrate sheet, and thermally transferring the ink layer of the ink ribbon to a print medium by a thermal head, and then thermally transferring the ink. A thermal transfer step of thermally transferring the transparent film layer over the entire surface on which the layer is formed with the thermal head,
    After the thermal transfer of the transparent film layer, pressing a concave and convex roller having a concave and convex pattern of a predetermined shape on the surface thereof to the surface of the transparent film layer that has been thermally transferred, to form a concave and convex pattern of a predetermined shape on the surface of the transparent film layer. A forming method of forming a concavo-convex pattern.
  7. The printing method according to claim 5, wherein the concave and convex rollers are detachable for each concave and convex pattern having a predetermined shape formed on the surface.
  8. 6. The printing method according to claim 5, wherein the uneven roller has a predetermined pattern of uneven patterns formed on a surface thereof in a silk pattern.
  9. 6. The printing method according to claim 5, wherein the uneven roller has a randomly formed uneven pattern having a predetermined shape formed on a surface thereof.
  10. 6. The printing method according to claim 5, wherein the uneven roller is in elastic contact with a rotating roller.
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