JP2006150593A - Inkjet type printer - Google Patents

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JP2006150593A
JP2006150593A JP2004339908A JP2004339908A JP2006150593A JP 2006150593 A JP2006150593 A JP 2006150593A JP 2004339908 A JP2004339908 A JP 2004339908A JP 2004339908 A JP2004339908 A JP 2004339908A JP 2006150593 A JP2006150593 A JP 2006150593A
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an inkjet type printer which can effectively prevent streaks particularly generated due to the unevenness of nozzles at line heads. <P>SOLUTION: To the inkjet type printer equipped with the line heads which can print an image to the whole paper by scanning one head for one direction of the paper, a head unit 106, a head driver part 104 and a nozzle selection part 105 are set. The head unit 106 includes the line head A with a plurality of the nozzles for ink ejection which are arranged on at least one straight line, and the line head B set in parallel to the line head A and with the nozzles for ink ejection which are arranged in parallel to the nozzles of the line head A. The head driver part 104 integrally moves the line head A and the line head B in a scanning direction orthogonal to an arrangement direction of the nozzles. The nozzle selection part 105 selects from which of the nozzles of the line head A and the nozzles of the line head B ink is to be ejected at the moved position. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2006,JPO&NCIPI

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  The present invention relates to a printer, and more particularly to an ink jet printer that prints an image by ejecting ink from nozzles to form dots.

  An ink jet printer includes a head provided with a number of nozzles for ejecting ink. Then, the head is moved on the paper while ejecting ink from the nozzles, and ink droplets are deposited on the paper. The ink attached on the paper forms a substantially circular dot with the attachment position as the center. In this specification, the ink droplets adhering to the paper is called landing, and the position where the ink is attached is also called the landing position.

  Inkjet printers include serial printers and line printers. A serial printer is a printer that prints an image over the entire width of a sheet by arranging a plurality of heads (head chips) shorter than the width of the sheet used for printing in the width direction. The line printer prints an image on the entire sheet by one head having a length substantially equal to the length in the width direction of the sheet.

By the way, in an ink jet printer, color unevenness called streaks occurs in an image printed at a location where the spacing and position of nozzles in the head are shifted. Streaks greatly affect image quality degradation. For this reason, techniques for preventing the occurrence of streaks have been proposed.
Particularly in a serial printer, the position of the nozzles between the head chips is often different from the interval between the other nozzles, and streaks are likely to be noticeable. For example, Patent Documents 1 to 5 are known as conventional techniques aimed at preventing streaks from appearing in an image.

In order to prevent streaking between head chips, in Patent Document 1, as shown in FIG. 9, a chip row composed of a plurality of head chips is arranged in a plurality of directions B in a direction orthogonal to the scanning direction A of the heads. The entire area of the paper can be scanned with a chip. The head chip 901 and the head chip 902 have an overlap region R in which printable regions overlap each other.
And in patent document 1, in the overlap area | region R, it prints using either the nozzle in head chip 901, or the nozzle in head chip 902, and the space | interval of the nozzle between head chips is the nozzle space | interval in another position. This prevents streaks from occurring due to variations.

In each of Patent Documents 2 to 4, the head chips are arranged so as to overlap each other. In addition, streaks between head chips are prevented by controlling selection of head chips and nozzles used for printing in the overlap region. Further, the invention described in Patent Document 5 thins out the number of dots formed between the head chips without providing an overlap region of the head chips. By doing so, dots do not overlap between head chips, and streaks can be prevented from occurring.
JP 2000-50445 A Special Table 2003-534171 Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 5-57965 JP 2003-165263 A JP 2002-36524 A

By the way, the head of the ink jet printer includes a slight variation in the position and diameter of the nozzle in manufacturing. When printing is performed using a head including such variations, unevenness in density occurs in the image due to the variation in nozzles at the landing position.
However, Patent Documents 1 to 5 described above are all inventions directed to serial printers, and are intended to prevent streaks from occurring in an image printed at the boundary of a head chip. For this reason, the invention cited as the prior art cannot be used to prevent streaks due to nozzle variations in one head of a line printer.

  SUMMARY An advantage of some aspects of the invention is that it provides an ink jet printer that can effectively prevent streaks caused by nozzle variations in one head.

  In order to solve the above-described problems, an inkjet printer according to the present invention is an inkjet printer including a line head that can print an image on the entire sheet by scanning one head in one direction of the sheet. A first line head having a plurality of ink ejection nozzles arranged on a straight line, and an ink ejection nozzle provided in parallel with the first line head and arranged in parallel with the nozzles of the first line head A line head scanning unit that integrally moves the first line head and the second line head in a scanning direction orthogonal to an arrangement direction of the ink ejection nozzles, and the line head. At the position of the first line head and the second line head moved by the scanning means, the first line head is moved. The nozzle, characterized in that it comprises a nozzle selecting means for selecting whether to discharge ink from any of the nozzles of the second line head.

  According to such an invention, any one of the nozzles formed on the first line head and the second line head can be used in forming one line of dots. For this reason, it is possible to prevent the variation in the positions of the adjacent nozzles on the first line head or the second line head from appearing as continuity at the positions in the scanning direction of the dots. It is possible to prevent the occurrence of streaks and improve the image quality.

In the ink jet printer according to the present invention, the nozzle selection unit may randomly select whether to eject ink from the nozzle of the first line head or the nozzle of the second line head.
According to such an invention, any one of the nozzles formed on the first line head and the second line head can be used in forming one line of dots. For this reason, even in the line printer, the variation in the position of adjacent nozzles on the first line head or the second line head is uniformly uniformed, and streaks are prevented from occurring in the image scanning direction. Quality can be improved.

  The ink jet printer of the present invention is an ink jet printer, and includes a first printer head having a plurality of ink ejection nozzles arranged on at least one straight line, and in parallel with the first printer head. A second printer head provided with ink ejection nozzles arranged in parallel with the nozzles of the first printer head, and the first printer head and the second printer head in the arrangement direction of the ink ejection nozzles. The head of the first printer head at the position of the first printer head and the second printer head moved by the printer head scanning means, Nozzle selection hand that selects which nozzle of the printer head to eject ink from If, on the basis of the nozzle of the selection result by the nozzle selecting means, characterized in that it comprises a nozzle changing means for changing the nozzle to eject ink, a.

  According to such an invention, any one of the nozzles formed on the first line head and the second line head can be used in forming one line of dots. For this reason, it is possible to prevent the variation in the positions of the adjacent nozzles on the first line head or the second line head from appearing as continuity at the positions in the scanning direction of the dots. It is possible to prevent the occurrence of streaks and improve the image quality.

Furthermore, the nozzle once selected can be changed according to the selection state of the nozzle. For this reason, it is possible to prevent a streak from occurring in the image scanning direction more reliably.
In the ink jet printer according to the present invention, the nozzle selection unit may randomly select whether to eject ink from the nozzles of the first printer head or the nozzles of the second printer head.

  According to such an invention, any one of the nozzles formed on the first line head and the second line head can be used in forming one line of dots. For this reason, even in the line printer, the variation in the position of adjacent nozzles on the first line head or the second line head is uniformly uniformed, and streaks are prevented from occurring in the image scanning direction. Quality can be improved.

  The ink jet printer according to the present invention may be selected from among the nozzles selected by the nozzle selection unit, the nozzle selected for dot formation continuous in the scanning direction, and the dot formation adjacent to the dot. When a predetermined number or more of the same combinations are generated, the nozzle changing unit changes the nozzles that eject ink.

According to such an invention, the nozzles can be changed when the nozzles of the first line head or the second line head are continuously selected in the same combination. For this reason, it is possible to prevent a streak from occurring in the image scanning direction more reliably.
In the ink jet printer according to the present invention, the nozzle changing unit may change one or both of the nozzles that form dots adjacent to each other in the nozzle arrangement direction.

According to such an invention, only one of the nozzles that form adjacent dots is changed according to the position of the nozzle, and after the change, dots are continuously formed by the other nozzles of the same combination. Can be prevented.
The ink jet printer of the present invention is characterized in that the printer head is a line head capable of printing an image on the entire sheet by scanning one head in one direction of the sheet.

  According to such an invention, the present invention is applied to a line printer having a line head, and even in the line printer, generation of streaks can be prevented in the entire image area and a high quality image can be obtained.

(Embodiment 1)
Embodiments 1 and 2 of an ink jet printer according to the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings. 1 and 2 are views common to the first and second embodiments. FIG. 1 is a functional block diagram of the ink jet printer according to the first and second embodiments. The illustrated ink jet printer is connected to a host computer 101 and can be controlled by an operator via the host computer 101.

The ink jet printer is an ink jet printer that includes a line head that can print an image on the entire paper by scanning one head in one direction of the paper. This ink jet printer is hereinafter referred to as a line printer 1.
The line printer 1 includes a line head unit 107, a head driver unit 104 that drives the line head unit 107, and a printer control unit 103 that controls the head driver unit 104. The line head unit 107 includes a nozzle selection unit 105 that selects nozzles used for printing, and a head unit 106 that ejects ink from the selected nozzles.

  FIG. 2 is a diagram for explaining the head unit 106 shown in FIG. The head unit 106 includes units composed of a line head A and a line head B for each of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. In the present embodiment, hereinafter, only the black unit will be described, and the description of the other ink color units will be omitted as being the same as the black unit.

The line head A includes a plurality of ink ejection nozzles 2 arranged on at least one straight line l1. The line head B includes an ink ejection nozzle 2 that is provided in parallel with the line head A and arranged in parallel with the nozzles 2 of the line head A. The nozzle 2 of the line head B is arranged on a straight line l2 parallel to the straight line l.
The head driver unit 104 shown in FIG. 1 functions as a line head scanning unit that integrally moves the line head A and the line head B in a scanning direction orthogonal to the arrangement direction C of the nozzles 2. Further, the nozzle selection unit 105 shown in FIG. 1 selects a nozzle to select whether to eject ink from the nozzle of the line head A or the nozzle of the second line head B at the position of the line head A and the line head B. Functions as a means.

  FIG. 3 details the configuration of the nozzle selection unit 105 in the configuration of the first embodiment illustrated in FIG. 1. FIG. 3 shows a plurality of nozzles 2 on the line head A and a plurality of nozzles 2 on the line head. In addition, the nozzles are numbered 0, 1, 2, 3,. Such a nozzle selection unit 105 randomly selects whether to eject ink from the nozzle 2 of the line head A or the nozzle 2 of the line head B.

  In order to select the nozzle 2 at random, the nozzle selection unit 105 of the first embodiment includes a random number generator 301. The random number generator 301 generates numbers such as 1 and 2 for each of the line head A and the line head B. 1 of the line head B indicates that one nozzle 2 of the line head B is selected, and 2 of the line head A indicates that two nozzles 2 of the line head A are selected. Further, 1 of the line head A indicates that one nozzle 1 of the line head A is subsequently selected.

FIG. 4 is a diagram for explaining the correspondence between the random numbers generated by the random number generator 301 shown in FIG. 3 and the nozzles used for ink ejection. FIG. 4A shows random numbers generated by the random number generator 301, and FIG. 4B shows dots formed by ejecting ink from the nozzles 2 selected according to the random numbers shown in FIG. ing.
According to FIG. 4A, when the random number generator 301 first forms the first row of dots, the line head A: 3, line head B2, line head B: 1, line head A: 3, line Head A: 0, line head B: 1, line head B: 2, line head A: 1, line head A: 0, and line head A: 2 are output.

  According to such a random number, the nozzle selection unit 105 selects three nozzles 2 of the line head A. Subsequently, two nozzles 2 for line head B, one nozzle 2 for line head B, three nozzles 2 for line head A, one nozzle 2 for line head B, and nozzle 2 for line head B Select three. By causing ink to be ejected to the nozzles 2 selected in accordance with this result, the line printer of the first embodiment allows one of the line head A or the line head B to be in the first row as shown in FIG. Dots will be formed.

In the first embodiment, as shown in FIG. 4A, the nozzle selection unit 105 sets the number of nozzles adjacent in the arrangement direction in the line head A and the number of nozzles adjacent in the arrangement direction in the line head B. By specifying at least one, a nozzle to be used for ink ejection is selected.
In the first embodiment described above, since the nozzles that eject ink are determined by random numbers, the nozzles 2 that form dots can be selected at random. For this reason, it can suppress that one of the line head A and the line head B forms a dot continuously in the scanning direction shown by the arrow D. Therefore, in the first embodiment, even when each of the line header A and the line header B has a variation in the nozzles 2 in the arrangement direction indicated by the arrow C, this variation can be prevented from continuously appearing in the scanning direction. it can.

In addition, Embodiment 1 described above is not limited to the structure which uses the random number generator 301 in order to select the nozzle 2 at random. For example, it is possible to select the nozzle 2 that ejects ink according to a regularity (pattern) set in advance.
(Embodiment 2)
Next, a second embodiment of the line printer of the present invention will be described. In the line printer according to the second embodiment, when the nozzles 2 are randomly selected as in the line printer described in the first embodiment, dots formed adjacent to each other in the arrangement direction are continuously formed by the same line head. This is done to prevent streaks caused by this.

  For example, in the line printer of the first embodiment, it is assumed that a certain dot is printed by the nozzle a of the line head A and a dot adjacent to this dot is printed by the nozzle b of the line head B. In addition, even when printing dots in the next line, dots adjacent in the scanning direction are printed by the nozzle a, and dots adjacent to this dot may be printed by the nozzle b by chance. In such a case, depending on the number of lines in which adjacent dots are printed with the same combination of nozzles, streaks occur in the scanning direction, and the image quality deteriorates.

In such a case, the line printer of the second embodiment changes the nozzle 2 once selected, and prevents the occurrence of streaks by cutting the continuity of the combination of line heads that form adjacent dots.
FIG. 5 is a diagram for explaining the line head unit 507 of the second embodiment. The line printer of the second embodiment includes a line head unit 507 shown in FIG. 5 in place of the line head unit 107 of the line printer of the first embodiment shown in FIG. For this reason, the illustration and description of the entire configuration are partially omitted. In the second embodiment, the same components as those described in the first embodiment are denoted by the same reference numerals in the drawing, and the description is partially omitted.

  The line head unit 507 further includes a nozzle changing unit 502 in addition to the configuration of the line head unit 107 described in the first embodiment. The nozzle changing unit 502 is configured to change the nozzle that ejects ink based on the selection result of the nozzle 2. The nozzle 2 selection result is recorded by counting the number of selections, and the nozzle 2 selection result is acquired based on this recording. Then, the head unit 106 is controlled to change the nozzle 2 used for ink ejection.

  FIG. 6 is a diagram for explaining the nozzle selection unit 505. The nozzle selecting unit 505 includes a binary random number generator 604 and a nozzle changing unit 502 (run counter / output fixer). The binary random number generator 604 generates a random number for selecting the nozzle 2 that ejects ink in the line head A and the line head B. The nozzle changing unit 502 acquires the nozzle selected by the generated random number. Furthermore, the same combination is used for the combination of the nozzle 2 selected for forming dots continuous in the scanning direction (indicated by the arrow D) and the nozzle 2 selected for forming dots adjacent to this dot. When a predetermined number or more occurs, the nozzles that eject ink are changed.

  That is, in the second embodiment, random numbers for selecting the nozzles of the line header A and the line header B are input to the nozzle changing unit 502. The nozzle changing unit 502 acquires a combination of the nozzles of the line header A and the nozzles of the line header B that form adjacent dots in the arrangement direction (indicated by the arrow C) based on the input random number. Then, the number of occurrences of the combination is recorded for each combination. Further, it is determined whether or not a combination of nozzles having the same line header occurs in the next line, and the number of occurrences is counted. Then, when the count value reaches a predetermined number for a certain combination, the nozzle for forming dots is changed.

  The nozzle changing unit 502 includes an X type changing unit 502a and a Y type changing unit 502b. The X type changing unit 502a changes both of the nozzles that form adjacent dots in the arrangement direction. The Y type changing unit 502b is configured to change only one of the nozzles that form adjacent dots in the arrangement direction. The X type changing unit 502a and the Y type changing unit 502b can be configured by either hardware or software.

  FIG. 7 is a flowchart for explaining processing performed by the X type changing unit 502a. The X type changing unit 502a first resets the previous nozzle combination and the counter that counts the number of occurrences, and sets an unused flag (S701). By the processing in step S701, the line printer is initialized to a state where dots for one line have not yet been printed.

  Next, the X type changing unit 502a inputs a random number generated by the binary random number generator 604, and acquires a combination of adjacent nozzles from the random number. And it is memorize | stored temporarily in memory | storage devices (RAM etc.) which are not illustrated (S702). Next, it is determined whether an unused flag is set (S703). If the unused flag has been set (S703: Yes), since the dot printing performed in this process is for the first line, the temporarily stored combination is changed to the previous combination (the previous line). Are stored in a storage device for storing (the combination of nozzles used for dot formation) (S711). Then, the unused flag is lowered (S712).

  On the other hand, if it is determined in step S703 that the unused flag is not set (S703: No), the count value of the counter that counts the same combination is counted up (S704). Then, it is determined whether or not the counter value has reached a predetermined value (S705). If the counter value has not reached the predetermined value (S705: No), the temporarily stored combination is stored as the previous combination. It is determined whether or not the set combination matches (S706).

  Note that the predetermined value in the second embodiment refers to the number of lines in which a human may recognize a streak in the scanning direction when a plurality of adjacent dots are printed by the same nozzle combination. Since the number of lines varies depending on the characteristics of the nozzles in the line head, the type of image to be printed, and the like, the number of lines is determined by investigating in advance for each printer. However, in the second embodiment, it is assumed that a numerical value that is about half the number of lines at which humans start to recognize streaks in an image is set to a predetermined value.

  As a result of the determination in step S706, if the combination temporarily stored matches the combination stored as the previous combination (S706: Yes), the temporarily stored combination is output to the head unit 106. Is printed (S707). Subsequently, it is determined whether or not the entire printing has been completed (S708). If the printing has not been completed, the printing process for the next line is executed (S708: No). If the printing is finished (S708: Yes), the process is finished.

If the X type changing unit 502a determines in step S705 that the counter value has reached a predetermined value (S705: Yes), the X type changing unit 502a changes the combination of nozzles (S709). The changed nozzle combination is temporarily stored. Further, the temporarily stored combination is saved as the previous combination, and the count value of the counter is reset (S710).
Even when it is determined in step S706 that the temporarily stored nozzle combination does not match the previous combination (S706: No), the temporarily stored nozzle combination is stored as the previous combination. At the same time, the counter is reset (S710). With such a process, Yes is selected in the determination of step S705 only when the same combination of nozzles reaches a predetermined number of times in the process shown in FIG.

  FIG. 8 is a flowchart for explaining processing performed by the Y type changing unit 502b. The process performed by the Y type changing unit 502b is different from the process performed by the X type changing unit 502a only in steps S802 and S803 surrounded by a broken line. That is, since the Y type changing unit 502b changes only one of the two nozzles that form adjacent dots, after the nozzle designation by the binary random number generating unit 604 is input to the nozzle changing unit 502 (S802) ), Only the designation of one of these nozzles (in the second embodiment, the nozzle that forms the dot in the left column) is input (S803).

  Then, similarly to the X type changing unit 502a, it is determined whether or not the same nozzle combination has been continuously generated for a predetermined number of times (S807), and it is determined that the same nozzle combination has been continuously generated for a predetermined number of times or more. In this case (S807: Yes), among the nozzles that print adjacent dots, the nozzle combination is changed by changing the nozzles that form the left row of dots (S811). Note that the reason why the Y type changing unit 502b changes only one of the nozzles that form adjacent dots is that if both are changed, other combinations of nozzles may continuously form adjacent dots. It is.

According to the second embodiment described above, the printer head does not accidentally form dots in a predetermined number of rows continuously in the scanning direction, and streaks occur in the scanning direction due to nozzle variations in the printer head. This can be prevented more reliably.
Furthermore, in changing the nozzle once selected by the combination of nozzles, the second embodiment may arbitrarily select a combination after the change from all the combinations other than the combination of the nozzles before the change. Alternatively, a combination of nozzles that appears during processing may be recorded together with the appearance frequency, and a combination with a low appearance frequency may be preferentially selected.

  In the second embodiment, the inkjet printer includes a line head that can print an image on the entire paper by scanning one head in one direction of the paper. However, the second embodiment is not limited to such a configuration, and can be applied to a serial printer in which a plurality of printer heads are arranged in the nozzle arrangement direction.

FIG. 3 is a functional block diagram of the ink jet printer according to the first and second embodiments of the present invention. It is a figure for demonstrating the head unit shown in FIG. It is a figure for demonstrating in full detail about the structure of the nozzle selection part 105 shown in FIG. It is a figure for demonstrating the response | compatibility with the random number which the random number generator shown in FIG. 3 generate | occur | produced, and the nozzle used for ink discharge. It is a figure for demonstrating the line head part of Embodiment 2 of this invention. It is a figure for demonstrating the nozzle selection part shown in FIG. It is a flowchart for demonstrating the process performed by the X type change part shown in FIG. It is a flowchart for demonstrating the process performed in the Y type change part shown in FIG. It is a figure for demonstrating a prior art.

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1 line printer, 2 nozzles, 101 host computer 103 printer control unit, 104 head driver unit, 105 nozzle selection unit 106 head unit, 107 line head unit, 301 random number generator 502a X type change unit, 502b Y type change unit, 502 Nozzle change unit 505 Nozzle selection unit, 507 line head unit, 604 binary random number generator

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  1. An inkjet printer comprising a line head capable of printing an image on the entire paper by scanning one head in one direction of the paper,
    A first line head comprising a plurality of ink ejection nozzles arranged on at least one straight line;
    A second line head provided in parallel with the first line head and provided with nozzles for ink ejection arranged in parallel with the nozzles of the first line head;
    Line head scanning means for integrally moving the first line head and the second line head in a scanning direction orthogonal to an arrangement direction of the ink ejection nozzles;
    Nozzle selection for selecting whether to eject ink from the nozzle of the first line head or the nozzle of the second line head at the position of the first line head and the second line head moved by the line head scanning means Means,
    An ink jet printer comprising:
  2.   2. The ink jet printer according to claim 1, wherein the nozzle selecting unit randomly selects whether to eject ink from a nozzle of the first line head or a nozzle of the second line head.
  3. An inkjet printer,
    A first printer head comprising a plurality of ink ejection nozzles arranged on at least one straight line;
    A second printer head provided in parallel with the first printer head and provided with ink ejection nozzles arranged in parallel with the nozzles of the first printer head;
    Printer head scanning means for integrally moving the first printer head and the second printer head in a scanning direction orthogonal to the direction of arrangement of the ink ejection nozzles;
    Nozzle selection for selecting whether to eject ink from the nozzles of the first printer head or the nozzles of the second printer head at the positions of the first printer head and the second printer head moved by the printer head scanning means Means,
    Nozzle changing means for changing a nozzle for ejecting ink based on a nozzle selection result by the nozzle selecting means;
    An ink jet printer comprising:
  4.   4. The ink jet printer according to claim 3, wherein the nozzle selecting unit randomly selects whether to eject ink from the nozzles of the first printer head or the nozzles of the second printer head. 5.
  5.   Among the nozzles selected by the nozzle selection means, the same applies to the combination of the nozzle selected for forming dots continuous in the scanning direction and the nozzle selected for forming dots adjacent to the dot. 5. The ink jet printer according to claim 3, wherein, when a predetermined number or more of combinations occur, the nozzle changing unit changes a nozzle for ejecting ink.
  6.   6. The inkjet printer according to claim 5, wherein the nozzle changing unit changes one or both of the nozzles that form dots adjacent to each other in the nozzle arrangement direction.
  7.   The inkjet printer according to any one of claims 3 to 6, wherein the printer head is a line head capable of printing an image on the entire paper by scanning one head in one direction of the paper.
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