JP3609065B2 - Image recording apparatus, image data generating apparatus, recording method, image recording method, and image data generating method - Google Patents

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JP3609065B2
JP3609065B2 JP2002158238A JP2002158238A JP3609065B2 JP 3609065 B2 JP3609065 B2 JP 3609065B2 JP 2002158238 A JP2002158238 A JP 2002158238A JP 2002158238 A JP2002158238 A JP 2002158238A JP 3609065 B2 JP3609065 B2 JP 3609065B2
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健夫 吾妻
賢二 岩野
森村  淳
浩二 池田
一生 登
康雄 福井
一弘 萱嶋
眞 藤本
裕志 赤堀
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an image recording apparatus capable of improving the printing position accuracy in the case of printing a plurality of images in a divided manner. SOLUTION: This apparatus comprises a lenticular supporting member 1003 for supporting a lenticular sheet 101, a heating means 1002 for heating the supported lenticular sheet 101 to desired temperature, a recording means for recording an image on the back side of the lenticular sheet 101, a moving mechanism for relatively moving the recording means and the lenticular sheet supporting member 1003, and a pressing means 1001 for pressing the lenticular sheet 101 against the lenticular sheet supporting member 1003, wherein the heating means 1002 is provided in the lenticular sheet supporting member 1003.

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[0001]
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to an image recording apparatus that can present different images depending on the viewing direction, for example, an image recording apparatus used for printing a plurality of images on the back of a lenticular sheet.
[0002]
[Prior art]
Conventionally, a lenticular sheet consisting of multiple kamaboko-shaped lenses pasted on a picture or photo printed so as to correspond to the left and right eyes is known in order to make a picture or photo look three-dimensional. It has been. As shown in FIG. 22, the images for the left eye A1, A2,. . . And right-eye images B1, B2,. . . Is seen through the above-mentioned lenticular sheet 2001 stuck on the picture 2002, and the left eye has A1, A2,. . . Images appear in the eyes, and B1, B2,. . . It is possible to see the three-dimensional image in the eye.
[0003]
Here, in order to make a three-dimensional image with high accuracy, it is necessary that the printed image for the left eye and the image for the right eye match the position of each lens of the lenticular sheet 2001. However, since the lenticular sheet 2001 is usually manufactured by thermoforming a plate such as vinyl chloride, the width of each lens, the lens pitch, and the like differ depending on the temperature change after the manufacture. Also, high printing accuracy is required when printing pictures with a printer or the like.
[0004]
As a technique for solving the above problems, for example, Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 6-340099 has been proposed. In this method, when a striped image is printed, the position of the lenticular sheet is detected by an optical method, and the detected position is used for printing.
[0005]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
However, in the above method, when the position of the lenticular sheet is shifted with respect to the position of the print head or the direction in which the lenticular sheet is placed is shifted by, for example, one lens pitch with respect to the feed direction, the picture printed by the print head And the lens position of the lenticular sheet do not coincide with each other, that is, the picture is shifted from the lens. In particular, in order to print not only a stereoscopic picture but also three or more pictures so as to look like a moving image (see FIG. 23), the position and direction of the lenticular sheet must be adjusted with higher accuracy. There is a problem.
[0006]
In consideration of such a problem in a printed matter such as a conventional lenticular sheet, the present invention provides an image recording apparatus, an image data generation apparatus, and a recording method capable of improving the accuracy of a printing position when printing a plurality of images divided. It is intended to provide.
[0007]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
[0008]
The present invention of claim 1 includes a lenticular sheet holder that supports the lenticular sheet, a heating unit that heats the supported lenticular sheet to a desired temperature, a recording unit that records an image on the back of the lenticular sheet, The image recording apparatus includes a moving mechanism for moving the recording means and the lenticular sheet holding member relative to each other. Thereby, the lens pitch of the lenticular sheet can be adjusted to a desired pitch.
[0009]
According to the present invention of claim 8, the lenticular sheet holding body for supporting the lenticular sheet, the recording means for recording an image on the back surface of the supported lenticular sheet, and the recording means and the lenticular sheet holding body are relatively moved. Holding mechanism, a lens pitch reading means for reading the lens pitch of the cylindrical lens of the lenticular sheet, and a recording control means for controlling the recording timing of the recording means according to the read lens pitch, and holding the lenticular sheet The body is an image recording apparatus that supports the lenticular sheet in a direction in which the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical lens of the lenticular sheet is perpendicular to the relative movement direction of the moving mechanism. Thereby, it can print correctly according to the lens pitch of a lenticular sheet.
[0010]
According to a ninth aspect of the present invention, there is provided a lenticular sheet holder that supports the lenticular sheet, a recording unit that records an image on the back surface of the supported lenticular sheet, and a relative movement between the recording unit and the lenticular sheet holder. And a temperature detecting means for directly or indirectly detecting the room temperature, the temperature in the apparatus body, the temperature in the vicinity of the lenticular sheet or the temperature of the lenticular sheet, and the recording means according to the detected temperature. The lenticular sheet holder is an image recording apparatus that supports the lenticular sheet in a direction in which the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical lens of the lenticular sheet is perpendicular to the relative moving direction of the moving mechanism. . Thereby, it is possible to perform printing according to the lens pitch by a simple method of detecting the temperature.
[0011]
According to a tenth aspect of the present invention, there is provided a lenticular sheet holder that supports the lenticular sheet, a recording unit that records an image on the back surface of the supported lenticular sheet, and the relative movement of the recording unit and the lenticular sheet holder. Irradiating from the light irradiation means, a light irradiation means for irradiating light in the vicinity of the recording position of the recording means of the lenticular sheet, a reflecting member installed on the opposite side of the light irradiation means of the lenticular sheet, Light receiving means on the same side as the light irradiating means for receiving the reflected light reflected by the reflecting member, and recording control means for causing the recording means to perform recording while detecting the position of the lenticular sheet by the light irradiating means, the reflecting member and the light receiving means. The lenticular sheet holder has a longitudinal direction of the cylindrical lens of the lenticular sheet. So as to be perpendicular to the relative movement direction by moving mechanism, an image recording apparatus for supporting a lenticular sheet. As a result, the position of the lenticular sheet is detected in the vicinity of the recording position of the recording means, so that the printing position can be accurately adjusted.
[0012]
In the thirteenth aspect of the present invention, the lenticular sheet has concave portions and / or convex portions provided at a pitch equal to or a fraction of an integer of the lens pitch of the cylindrical lens, and supports the lenticular sheet. A holding unit, a recording unit that records an image on the back surface of the lenticular sheet supported by the holding unit, a moving mechanism for moving the recording unit and the lenticular sheet holding unit relative to each other, and a concave portion and / or a convex portion of the lenticular sheet An image recording apparatus comprising: a position detecting unit provided so as to come into contact; and a recording control unit that causes the recording unit to perform recording while detecting the position of the lenticular sheet by the position detecting unit. Thereby, the position detection of a lenticular sheet can be performed correctly.
[0015]
The present invention of claim 15 uses a lens sheet on which a picture is drawn and a white sheet in which a white layer is provided on a base of an ink sheet, and the white layer is formed on the picture of the lens sheet by a thermal head. A recording method that thermally transfers a part or all of the recording method,
In the recording method, the lens sheet includes at least vinyl chloride resin, and the white layer includes at least a copolymer resin of vinyl chloride resin and vinyl acetate resin and titanium oxide.Thereby, the picture on the lens sheet can be seen more clearly.
[0019]
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
Hereinafter, the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings illustrating embodiments thereof.
FIG. 1 is a schematic configuration diagram of an image recording apparatus according to a first embodiment of the present invention. That is, the image recording apparatus is provided with a lenticular sheet holding body 104 as a lenticular sheet holding body for holding a lenticular sheet 101 on which a plurality of cylindrical lenses 109 (hereinafter simply referred to as lenses) are formed. A ball screw 113 and a driving unit 112 for moving the lenticular sheet holding body 104 in the direction of the arrow are provided. On the lenticular sheet holding body 104, a flexible layer 105 for preventing deformation when the lenticular sheet 101 is placed is provided, and a regulating member 106 and a pressing member 107 for accurately holding the lenticular sheet 101 are provided. Is provided. The regulating member 106 is fixed on the lenticular sheet holding body 104. There is a gap between the flexible layer 105 and the regulating member 106 and the pressing member 107 to prevent the flexible layer 105 from being deformed by the pressing of the pressing member 107. For example, rubber (NBR or the like) having a hardness of 20 to 60 degrees and a thickness of 1 to 5 mm may be used as the flexible layer 105, and a surface having a low coefficient of friction is obtained by including a fluoropolymer material on the surface. The movement of the lenticular sheet 101 by the pressing of the pressing member 107 can be performed smoothly. The pressing member 107 is urged by using, for example, a solenoid 108 or the like.
[0020]
Further, a thermal head 102 for printing an image on the back of the lenticular sheet 101 and an ink sheet 103 coated with a sublimation dye are provided. Image data is sent from the print data processing unit 110 to the thermal head 102. come. The print data processing unit 110 and the above-described drive unit 112 are connected to a recording control unit 111 that controls the feeding of the lenticular sheet 101, the timing of print data, and the like. A roller 114 is provided to prevent the lenticular sheet 101 from sticking and lifting when the thermal head 102 is lifted after printing.
[0021]
Here, the thermal head 102, the ink sheet 103, and the like constitute a recording unit, the drive unit 112, the ball screw 113, and the like constitute a moving mechanism, and the regulating member 106, the pressing member 107, and the like constitute a positioning mechanism.
[0022]
FIG. 2 is a view of the lenticular sheet 101 viewed from the lens 109 side. One end surface of the lenticular sheet 101 is formed with a surface 115 as a predetermined surface that comes into contact with the regulating member 106. By holding this surface 115 against the regulating member 106 and pressing it from the opposite surface 116 with the pressing member 107, the holding position can be accurately determined. Here, the thickness of the lenticular sheet 101, the size and the number of the lenses 109, etc. are schematically drawn, and are actually on the order of mm or less. This also applies to the following embodiments.
[0023]
In the present embodiment, the lenticular sheet 101 is placed on the flexible layer 105 of the lenticular sheet holding body 104 with the surface 115 facing the regulating member 106 and pressed from the surface 116 side by the pressing member 107, whereby the lenticular sheet 101 is The lenticular sheet holder 104 is held at a predetermined position. Since the predetermined position is determined in advance, the subsequent printing operation can be easily controlled with high accuracy.
[0024]
In the first embodiment, the surface 115 that contacts the regulating member 106 is formed by notching using the end of the lenticular sheet. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and for example, a groove shape or the like may be used. Any shape may be used as long as it has a surface that can fix the holding position when pressed by the pressing member 107. Further, when the surface 115 is produced, it may be formed by a compression molding method at the same time when the lenticular sheet is integrally molded.
[0025]
In the first embodiment, the lenticular sheet is held in a direction in which the longitudinal direction of the lens is perpendicular to the feeding direction. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the longitudinal direction of the lenticular sheet is parallel to the feeding direction. You may hold in the direction.
[0026]
Moreover, in the said 1st Embodiment, it was set as the structure which provides the flexible layer 105 to the lower side of the press member 107, However, instead of this, as shown, for example in FIG. It may be slightly smaller than the dimension of the lenticular sheet 101 so that the pressing member 107 is directly on the upper side of the lenticular sheet holding body 104.
[0027]
FIG. 3 is a schematic configuration diagram of an image recording apparatus according to the second embodiment of the present invention. As shown in FIG. 3, a rotation mechanism 303 for rotating the lenticular sheet holding body 104 and a lenticular sheet holding body between the moving mechanism constituted by the drive unit 112 and the ball screw 113 and the lenticular sheet holding body 104. A ball screw 305 and a drive unit 304 are provided for moving the 104 in the direction perpendicular to the feeding direction of the moving mechanism together with the rotating mechanism 303. In addition, a light emitting unit 301 as a light irradiating unit for irradiating light toward the lenticular sheet 101 is provided above the end of the lenticular sheet holding body 104, and a light receiving unit for receiving light from the light emitting unit 301 on the lower side. The light receiving unit 302 is disposed. The light emitting unit 301 and the light receiving unit 302 constitute an angle detection means. In the present embodiment, the angle detection means, the rotation mechanism 303 and the like constitute a positioning mechanism.
[0028]
Here, the operation of the image recording apparatus according to the present embodiment will be described. First, the lenticular sheet 101 is held on the flexible layer 105 of the lenticular sheet holder 104 with the longitudinal direction of the lens being the direction perpendicular to the feed direction. The Then, the drive unit 304 is driven to rotate the ball screw 305, and the lenticular sheet holding body 104 is moved as shown in the direction of the double arrow in FIG. Accordingly, the lenticular sheet 101 held on the same moves as well. At this time, light is emitted from the light emitting unit 301, and light transmitted through the lenticular sheet 101 is received by the light receiving unit 302. Here, by detecting a change in light together with the amount of movement of the lenticular sheet 101, it is possible to determine how much the longitudinal direction of the lens of the lenticular sheet 101 forms an angle with the direction perpendicular to the feeding direction by the moving mechanism. That is, since the detection value of the light receiving unit 302 periodically changes every time it crosses adjacent lenses, the above angle can be detected if the lens pitch and the amount of movement when one cycle change is detected are known.
[0029]
Next, if the lenticular sheet holder 104 is rotated by controlling the rotation mechanism 303 based on the angle detected as described above, the longitudinal direction of the lens of the lenticular sheet 101 and the feeding direction by the moving mechanism are Become vertical. When the direction of the lenticular sheet 101 is corrected, the drive unit 304 returns the lenticular sheet holding body 104 to the initial position, and the positioning operation with respect to the lenticular sheet 101 ends. Thereafter, the printing operation is executed while the ball screw 113 is rotated by the drive unit 112 and the lenticular sheet 101 is fed.
[0030]
In the second embodiment, the lenticular sheet 101 is set so that the longitudinal direction of the lens is perpendicular to the feeding direction. However, the present invention is not limited to this, as shown in FIG. You may set so that the longitudinal direction of this may become parallel with respect to a feed direction. In this case, since the movement for detecting the angle is the same as the feed direction, the movement by the drive unit 304 is not necessary. Therefore, when the lenticular sheet 101 is held only in the direction in which the longitudinal direction of the lens is parallel to the feeding direction, the moving mechanism in the direction perpendicular to the feeding direction by the moving mechanism can be omitted. is there.
[0031]
Moreover, in the said 2nd Embodiment, although the light emission part 301 and the light-receiving part 302 were arrange | positioned on the opposite side with respect to the lenticular sheet 101, it is not restricted to this, For example, as shown in FIG. The part 301 and the light receiving part 302 may be arranged on the same side of the lenticular sheet 101, and a reflection member 401 may be provided on the opposite side of the lenticular sheet 101.
[0032]
In the second embodiment, as shown in FIG. 5 (a), if the deviation angle of the lenticular sheet 101 is small, it is sufficient even if the lenticular sheet 101 is moved from one end to another end. Since the change in detection output cannot be obtained, the angle of deviation may not be detected. Therefore, as shown in FIG. 5B, if the angle detection operation is performed after the lenticular sheet 101 is rotated by a rotation mechanism by a rotation angle or more, the light detection value changes between the lenses. Since it appears, the angle to be rotated can be accurately determined by the movement amount L.
[0033]
Further, as the angle detection means, instead of the light emitting unit 301, the light receiving unit 302, the rotation mechanism 303, etc., the surface of the flexible layer 105 of the lenticular sheet holder 104 (the surface on which the lenticular sheet 101 is placed) as shown in FIG. A means for detecting the moire fringes formed when the line pattern 601 is formed and the lenticular sheet 101 is placed is provided. Moire fringes are generated when there is an inclination between the line pattern and the lens direction, and the angle can be detected by observing this with an image sensor or a camera.
[0034]
Further, as the angle detecting means, an unevenness detecting means 701 having a probe 702 as shown in FIG. 7 may be used instead of the light emitting part 301, the light receiving part 302, the rotating mechanism 303 and the like. This is because the tip of the probe 702 urged with a constant force toward the upper side as shown by the arrow is brought into contact with the groove between the lenses of the lenticular sheet 101, and the lenticular sheet 101 is moved. This is done by detecting the movement of the probe 702 at the time. The tip of the probe 702 moves along a single groove between the lenses, which is always in contact with the probe, like a record needle, with respect to the movement of the lenticular sheet 101. When the direction of the lenticular sheet 101 is deviated from the feeding direction by the moving mechanism, the lenticular sheet 101 is rotated in a plane parallel to the surface of the lenticular sheet 101. it can. In this case, even if the rotation of the probe 702 in the vertical direction (direction perpendicular to the in-plane direction described above) is detected, the angle of deviation can be detected in the same manner as described above. is there.
[0035]
FIG. 8 is a schematic configuration diagram of a lenticular sheet in the image recording apparatus according to the third embodiment of the present invention. In the first embodiment shown in FIG. 1 described above, there are one set of the regulating member 106 and the pressing member 107 for positioning the lenticular sheet 101. In the present embodiment, however, there are two sets in the perpendicular direction. Restricting members 801 and 803 and pressing members 802 and 804 are arranged. Other basic configurations are the same as those in FIG. That is, in the present embodiment, the pressing member 802 having the pressing force F1 corresponds to the regulating member 801 in the same direction as the feeding direction by the moving mechanism, and the regulating member 803 in the direction perpendicular to the feeding direction. On the other hand, the pressing member 804 of the pressing force F2 corresponds, and it becomes possible to accurately position in both the feeding direction by the moving mechanism and the direction perpendicular to the feeding direction.
[0036]
Here, as shown in FIG. 9 (a), when the longitudinal direction of the lens of the lenticular sheet 101 is perpendicular to the feeding direction by the moving mechanism, it is necessary to eliminate the positional deviation with respect to the feeding direction. The pressure is made larger than the pressure F2. In this case, F2 = 0 may be set, and at that time, F2 is set to 0 after being pressed once by the pressing force F2. On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 9B, when the longitudinal direction of the lens of the lenticular sheet 101 is parallel to the feeding direction by the moving mechanism, it is necessary to eliminate the positional deviation with respect to the direction perpendicular to the feeding direction. F2 is set larger than the pressing force F1. Increasing or decreasing the pressing force F1, F2 is complicated because the mechanism is complicated. Actually, F2 is set to be larger than F1 from the beginning, and F1> F2 in FIG. 9A. Can be easily realized by setting F2 to 0 after pressing with F2.
[0037]
FIG. 10 is a schematic configuration diagram of an image recording apparatus according to the fourth embodiment of the present invention. In this embodiment, a planar heater 1002 as a heating unit is provided on the back surface of the lenticular sheet holding body 1003, and a pressing roller 1001 for pressing the lenticular sheet 101 to the flexible layer 1004 of the lenticular sheet holding body 1003 is provided. Yes. Further, in order to read the lens pitch of the lenticular sheet 101, a light emitting unit 301 and a light receiving unit 302 are provided as lens pitch reading means, and the amount of heat generated by the heater 1002 is controlled according to the lens pitch read by the lens pitch reading means. A heater control unit 1005 is provided. Since the moving mechanism, recording means, and the like of the lenticular sheet holder 1003 are basically the same as those in the above embodiment, they are omitted here.
[0038]
As described in the above conventional example, since the lenticular sheet is manufactured by thermoforming vinyl chloride, the lens pitch and the like vary. For this reason, a deviation occurs with respect to the heating element pitch of the thermal head. Further, if the feed pitch by the moving mechanism is constant, there will still be a deviation from the lens pitch. Therefore, in this embodiment, in order to obtain a desired lens pitch, the degree of heating is controlled by feeding back the lens pitch value read from the light emitting unit 301 and the light receiving unit 302 of the lenticular sheet 101. Further, the lenticular sheet 101 is pressed against the flexible layer 1004 from the back surface of the lenticular sheet 101 by the pressure roller 1001 so that the heating is performed uniformly.
[0039]
In the fourth embodiment, the light emitting unit 301 and the light receiving unit 302 are used as pitch reading means. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and other methods such as a contact method may be used as long as the lens pitch can be read. It may be used.
[0040]
In the fourth embodiment, the lenticular sheet 101 has been described so as to hold the longitudinal direction of the lens perpendicular to the feeding direction. However, the longitudinal direction of the lens is held parallel to the feeding direction. May be. In that case, the lens pitch reading means may be adjusted in that direction.
[0041]
In the fourth embodiment, the lens pitch is read to control the degree of heating. However, if the relationship between the lens pitch and the temperature is determined within an allowable range, the lens pitch reading means and the heater control are controlled. The temperature of the lenticular sheet holder 1003 may be kept at a desired constant temperature without using the portion 1005.
[0042]
In the fourth embodiment, in order to control the heating of the lenticular sheet, the lens pitch is read and the degree of heating is controlled according to the lens pitch. Instead of this, instead of reading the lens pitch. The entire length of the lenticular sheet may be read and the degree of heating may be controlled based on the read overall length.
[0043]
FIG. 11 is a schematic configuration diagram of an image recording apparatus according to the fifth embodiment of the present invention. This embodiment is different from the fourth embodiment in that two lenticular sheet holding bodies 1003a and 1003b each having heaters 1002a and 1002b for heating are provided. Accordingly, it is possible to prevent the time for heating the lenticular sheet 101 (1 minute or more), and hence the waiting time from becoming long. That is, printing of the lenticular sheet 101a is completed by heating the lenticular sheet 101b on the flexible layer 1004b of the lenticular sheet holding body 1003b while printing the lenticular sheet 101a on the flexible layer 1004a of the lenticular sheet holding body 1003a. Then, a short waiting time is required when the lenticular sheet 101b is printed next time.
[0044]
FIG. 12 is a schematic configuration diagram of an image recording apparatus according to the sixth embodiment of the present invention. In the present embodiment, there is provided a thermal head tilting mechanism capable of mounting the thermal head 102 by tilting with respect to a direction perpendicular to the feeding direction by the moving mechanism. Thus, as shown in FIG. 12, the pitch of the heating element 1201 can be made variable with respect to the lens pitch of the lenticular sheet 101, and the heating element pitch of the thermal head 102 is lens pitch ÷ N (N is 2 or more). Correction is possible when it is larger than an integer).
[0045]
FIG. 13 is a schematic configuration diagram of an image recording apparatus according to a seventh embodiment of the present invention. In the present embodiment, first, the ball screw 113 is driven by the driving unit 112 to move the lenticular sheet holding body 104, and the lens pitch of the lenticular sheet 101 is read by the lens pitch reading unit 1301.
[0046]
The lens pitch reading means 1301 may be of the optical type as shown in FIG. 10 described above, or as shown in FIG. 15A, with the convex portion 1503 provided at the side end of the lenticular sheet 1501. A combination of detection means 1504 may be used. As shown in FIG. 15B, convex portions are formed in a notch 1502 at the end on the lenticular sheet 1501 side at a pitch of 1 / integer of the lens pitch (here, 1). As shown in FIG. 15 (a), the lens pitch or position can be detected by moving the lenticular sheet 1501 by bringing the tip of the probe 1505 of the position detecting means 1504 into contact with the notch 1502 and moving the lenticular sheet 1501. It becomes possible.
[0047]
When the lens portion is read by an optical method or the like, a detection output as shown in FIG. 16A is obtained, but in the above method, a sharp pulse-like output is obtained as shown in FIG. Therefore, it may be used not only for reading the lens pitch but also for position detection, and the position detection accuracy is improved.
[0048]
After reading the lens pitch of the lenticular sheet 101, the recording control unit 1302 causes the drive unit 112 and the print data processing unit 110 to perform a printing operation in response to the command using the read lens pitch. As a result, recording can be performed at a desired position on the lenticular sheet 101.
[0049]
In the seventh embodiment, the lens pitch is directly read and the recording operation is performed. Instead of the lens pitch reading means, a temperature detecting means for detecting the temperature of the lenticular sheet 101 is provided, and the lenticular sheet is provided. The lens pitch may be estimated from the temperature of 101, and the recording operation may be performed using the estimated lens pitch. In this case, the temperature detection means may be a contact type or a non-contact type, and may not directly detect the temperature of the lenticular sheet 101. For example, if the lens pitch such as the room temperature, the apparatus internal temperature, the temperature of the lenticular sheet holding member 104 can be estimated, the temperature of other parts may be detected.
[0050]
FIG. 14A is a partial configuration diagram showing the vicinity of the thermal head in the image recording apparatus according to the eighth embodiment of the present invention. This embodiment is different from the seventh embodiment in that the printing operation is performed after the lens pitch is once read in the seventh embodiment, but in this embodiment, the lens of the lenticular sheet 101 is used. While the position is read by the position detecting unit configured by the light emitting unit 301 and the light receiving unit 302, an image printing operation is performed based on the read position. Accordingly, as shown in FIG. 14A, the lens position is detected as close as possible to the thermal head 102 using the reflecting member 401.
[0051]
Furthermore, in the present embodiment, when performing the printing operation twice or three times on the same lenticular sheet in the case of color printing, the second and subsequent times using the lens position detected at the first printing. By adopting a configuration that performs the printing operation, color misregistration can be reduced.
[0052]
In addition, as shown in FIG. 14B, the position detection unit is disposed with the reflecting member 401 tilted so as to reflect the light emitted from the light emitting unit 301 in the original direction, and the light has returned. The light receiving unit 302 may be disposed on the surface.
[0053]
Further, as the position detection means, the above-described contact method shown in FIG. 15 may be used.
[0054]
In the above-described embodiments, the moving mechanism is configured using the drive unit and the ball screw. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and other methods such as a linear motor method may be used.
[0055]
In each of the above embodiments, a thermal head and a sublimation dye ink sheet are used as recording means. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and other printing methods such as thermal transfer and ink jet may be used.
[0056]
In the above embodiments, the lenticular sheet is moved relative to the recording means. However, the recording means and the lenticular sheet only need to move relative to each other. Of course, it may be configured to move the
[0057]
In each of the above embodiments, the lenticular sheet has a planar shape. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the lenticular sheet holder may be a rotating drum and the lenticular sheet may be an arcuate curved surface.
[0058]
FIG. 17 is a configuration diagram of an image data generation device according to the ninth embodiment of the present invention. The image data generation device 1701 selects, or selects, a predetermined number of images from the image storage unit 1702 that stores a plurality of images input from an image input unit 1706 such as a camera. A selection instruction input unit 1705 for confirming an image, an image display unit 1704 for reducing a plurality of images stored in the image storage unit 1702 and displaying the selected images in a time-division manner, or a selection instruction input unit The image data format conversion unit 1703 is a unit that converts the image determined in 1705 into data and outputs it to the moving image printer 1707. The selection instruction input unit 1705 includes a selection instruction unit and an image determination unit. Here, the multi display means is also used as the image display means 1704, but the multi display means may be provided separately.
[0059]
Next, the operation of the image data generation apparatus according to the ninth embodiment will be described with reference to the drawings.
[0060]
First, a plurality of, for example, 16 images are input from the image input unit 1706 and stored in the image storage unit 1702. As shown in FIG. 18A, the accumulated 16 images are each reduced and displayed in multiple on the image display means 1704. By looking at the multi-display screen 1801, the user uses the selection instruction input unit 1705 to select six images considered appropriate from the 16 images 1802, in this example.
[0061]
Next, when six images are selected, the multi-display screen of the image display means 1704 is switched to a time-division display screen as shown in FIG. 18B, and the selected images 1802 are sequentially switched at a constant time interval. Will be displayed. At this time, a frame display 1803 indicating how many images are displayed on the side of the display image 1802 is performed. Thereby, since the appearance when the selected image is viewed as a moving image can be confirmed, the image most suitable for the scene can be selected by changing the selected image.
[0062]
Next, when the selected optimum image is confirmed by the selection instruction input unit 1705, the six confirmed images are output to the image data format conversion unit 1703. The image data format conversion means 1703 converts six images into image data for the moving image printer 1707. The moving image printer 1707 prints on a lenticular sheet such as the image recording apparatus of the present invention described above, and the conversion of image data will be described here for the sake of simplicity. As shown in FIG. 20, when considering the three images 20a, 20b, and 20c in which the black circles are moving from left to right, the three images are divided into stripes so as to correspond to each lens of the lenticular sheet. Then, as shown in FIG. 21, the combined images 21 are generated by arranging the divided stripe images in the order of the images. By outputting the image data to the moving image printer 1707 and printing the image data on a lenticular sheet, it is possible to create a picture, a photograph, or the like that can be seen by moving the viewing direction.
[0063]
In the ninth embodiment, the example in which the image data is printed on the lenticular sheet has been described. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the lenticular lens may be pasted from above after printing on a normal sheet or the like.
[0064]
In the ninth embodiment, the number of images to be selected is six, but the number of selected images is not limited to this.
[0065]
In the ninth embodiment, printing is performed on a lenticular sheet. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the present invention can be applied to a format in which a plurality of images can be viewed using a slit or the like. Furthermore, the present invention may be applied to a lens sheet corresponding to both the vertical and horizontal directions.
[0066]
FIG. 19 is a configuration diagram of an image data generation device according to the tenth embodiment of the present invention. The image data generation apparatus recognizes an image input unit 1706 for inputting an image, an image input from the image input unit 1706, and performs matching with reference model data 1902 stored in advance, Deformation synthesis of the output of the image recognition unit 1901 using the reference model data deformation rule 1905, and synthesis of a plurality of images in which the state transitions, an interval designating unit for designating the state transition interval 1903, an image data format conversion unit 1703 that converts a plurality of images output from the deformation synthesis unit 1904 into image data for printing, and a printing unit 1906 that prints output data of the image data format conversion unit 1703. Yes. Here, the image data format conversion means 1703 is the same as that shown in FIG. The image recognition unit 1901, the reference model data 1902, the deformation synthesis unit 1904, and the reference model data deformation rule 1905 constitute an image deformation processing unit.
[0067]
In this embodiment, for example, two or more images input from the image input unit 1706 or one or more input images and one or more images recorded in advance are different from each other. The recognition unit 1901 recognizes using the reference model data, and the deformation synthesis unit 1904 uses the reference model data deformation rule 1905, and the intermediate image that transitions between the two recognized images (the two images are gradually changed). Multiple images). The plurality of images to be combined are usually generated by interpolating between two images at equal intervals. In that case, if two extremely different images are interpolated at equal intervals, for example, when an intermediate image of a horse and a human face is combined, the intermediate image may become unnatural. Therefore, if an interval to be interpolated is specified by the interval specifying means 1903 and changed, an intermediate image with a natural feeling can be synthesized. At this time, with respect to the number of images to be printed, the number of intermediate images to be combined may be determined at the time of combining, and only a necessary number of images may be combined, or more than necessary intermediate images may be combined. Alternatively, it may be selected after synthesis.
[0068]
Further, assuming that the number of images to be printed is six, the six images that change gradually are divided into stripes, and the order of change is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 as shown in FIG. When the eyes are moved from 1 to 6, the image suddenly changes from 6 to 1 ″ (1 and 1 ″ are divided images) at the position of 1 ″ and the user feels uncomfortable. In the present embodiment, in order to prevent this, it is possible to print 5 and 6 as 3 and 2 so that the order in which the divided images are arranged is, for example, 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, and 2. In this way, the change in the image can be observed without a sense of incongruity like 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1, 2,.
[0069]
In the tenth embodiment, the interval designating unit 1903 is provided to change the interpolating interval. However, this may not be necessary. In this case, if a part of the intermediate images is selected from a plurality of intermediate images interpolated at equal intervals and combined, it is possible to obtain images that are not equally spaced.
[0070]
Next, a recording method according to the eleventh embodiment of the invention will be described.
[0071]
A lens sheet (lenticular sheet) was produced by forming a lenticular lens on one surface of vinyl chloride by compression molding.
[0072]
Titanium oxide (R-42, Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.) is mixed with vinyl chloride / vinyl acetate copolymer (S-Lec A, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.) in a weight ratio of 1: 2, and dissolved and dispersed in a solvent. A paint was made. This paint was applied on the other side of a 6 μm thick PET film provided with a heat resistant slipping layer on the back and dried to obtain a white sheet provided with a 3 μm thick white layer.
[0073]
Using the white sheet and the lens sheet, first, as described in the above-described embodiment, an image was formed by transferring the dye to the surface of the lens sheet opposite to the lens by thermal transfer. Next, the white sheet is superimposed on the surface on which the image of the lens sheet is recorded, and is sandwiched between the thermal head and the platen, and a recording signal is applied to the thermal head so that a part of the white layer of the white sheet is placed on the lens sheet. Thermally transferred to.
[0074]
When an image was viewed from the lens surface of the lens sheet obtained as described above, an image that had been viewed through until then could be viewed as an image by reflection with good contrast. Further, the white layer transferred to the lens sheet adhered well to the lens sheet, and was not easily peeled off by the cellophane tape.
[0075]
In the eleventh embodiment, titanium oxide is used as the white pigment. However, the white pigment is not limited to this, and has a white color such as barium sulfate, calcium carbonate, gypsum, and silica. Any pigment can be used. When titanium oxide is used, the rutile type having a higher coloring power and hiding power than the anatase type is preferable.
[0076]
Further, the mixing ratio of the white layer resin and the white pigment is such that when the white pigment is small, the whiteness of the white layer decreases, and when the white pigment is large, it is difficult to form the resin layer. The mixing weight ratio is desirably 0.5 to 5 parts of white pigment with respect to 1 part of resin.
[0077]
As for the thickness of the white layer, if the thickness is thin, the amount of transmitted light from the back of the white layer is excessive. If the thickness is thick, curling of the film becomes a problem at the time of coating on the PET film. The thickness of the white layer is desirably 0.5 μm to 50 μm.
[0078]
Further, an adhesive layer may be formed on the white layer so that it can be fixed to another object. If the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer itself is white, the white layer can be omitted, or the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer may be formed directly on the recording layer on which the image is printed.
[0079]
Further, an image may be formed by transferring the dye by thermal transfer on the surface of the white layer formed as described above. That is, on the surface opposite to the lens of the sheet, an image with yellow (Y), magenta (M), and cyan (C) is recorded, and after the white layer is transferred, recording with Y, M, and C is further performed. Do. For this recording, for example, ink sheets of Y, M, C, white layer, and meltable ink are used.
[0080]
When the sheet obtained as described above is observed from the lens surface, an image that changes depending on the viewing angle can be seen, and when viewed from the back surface of the lens, the same image can be seen regardless of the viewing angle. .
[0081]
FIG. 24 is a schematic configuration diagram of an image recording apparatus according to the twelfth embodiment of the present invention. This embodiment is different from the first embodiment of FIG. 1 in that a clamping member 117 is provided instead of the roller 114 that presses the lenticular sheet 101 from above, and the pressing member 107 is indicated by a dotted line. It is a point that can be retreated. Here, the flexible layer 105 is set to a size slightly smaller than the size of the lenticular sheet 101 in the sheet feeding direction. Other configurations and operations are the same as those in FIG.
[0082]
In the present embodiment, after the predetermined surface 115 of the lenticular sheet 101 is pressed against the regulating member 106 by the pressing member 107, the lenticular sheet 101 is held between the lenticular sheet holding body 104 by the holding member 117. After fixing the lenticular sheet 101 by this clamping, the pressing member 107 is retracted as indicated by a dotted line.
[0083]
This makes it difficult for the lenticular sheet 101 to be displaced. Further, when the thickness of the lenticular sheet 101 is thin, the pressing force by the pressing member 107 cannot be increased because the rigidity of the lenticular sheet 101 is weak, but even in such a case, no deviation occurs. Further, during recording, since the pressing member 107 is not in a place where the lenticular sheet 101 is pressed, recording can be performed up to the rear end portion of the lenticular sheet 101, and the thermal head 102 does not collide with the pressing member 107 and the degree of freedom of movement is increased. spread.
[0084]
Further, as a modification of the image recording apparatus using the clamping member of the present embodiment, a configuration as shown in FIG. 25 can be considered. This is provided with a lenticular sheet storage body 118 for storing a plurality of lenticular sheets and a lenticular sheet supply means 119 for supplying the lenticular sheet to the lenticular sheet holding body 104. The lenticular sheet supply means 119 has a pressing member. It has the same structure. That is, after the lenticular sheet in which the lenticular sheet supply means 119 is stored is pushed out and supplied onto the lenticular sheet holder 104, the lenticular sheet 101 is pressed to the regulating member 106 side as a pressing member. Next, after the lenticular sheet 101 is clamped by the clamping member 117, the lenticular sheet supply unit 119 is returned to the original position of the lenticular sheet storage body 118. At this time, only the lenticular sheet supply unit 119 may be moved. However, if the lenticular sheet holding body 104 is also moved to the lenticular sheet storage body 118 side at the same time, the supply time of the lenticular sheet is shortened, which is more preferable. . In this example, it is not necessary to provide a pressing member.
[0085]
FIG. 26 is a perspective view of an image recording apparatus according to a thirteenth embodiment of the present invention. As shown in FIG. 26, the image recording apparatus according to the present embodiment has no lenticular sheet holder for holding the lenticular sheet 101, and supports the lenticular sheet 101 by a conveying means 120 using a roll platen. It is a point. The positioning mechanism of the lenticular sheet 101 is a roll shape supported rotatably on a plane substantially parallel to the surface of the regulating member 106 and the lenticular sheet so that the lenticular sheet 101 can be pressed in a direction perpendicular to the conveying direction of the lenticular sheet 101. The pressing member 107 is configured. The pressing member 107 is moved by a solenoid 108. This simplifies the configuration for supporting the lenticular sheet 101.
[0086]
FIG. 27 shows an example in which the configuration for heating control of the lenticular sheet 101 is applied to the image recording apparatus of the present embodiment. In FIG. 27, a light emitting unit 301 and a light receiving unit 302 are provided above and below the lenticular sheet 101, a heating control unit 2701 is connected to the output of the light receiving unit 302, and a heating unit 2702 is connected to the heating control unit 2701. It is a configuration. In this embodiment, the lens pitch of the lenticular sheet 101 is read by the light emitting unit 301 and the light receiving unit 302, and the lens pitch of the lenticular sheet 101 is set to a desired pitch via the heating control unit 2701 according to the read lens pitch. Thus, the heating amount of the heating means 2702 is controlled. Here, as the heating means 2702, methods such as spraying of heated air and irradiation of far infrared rays can be considered.
[0087]
FIG. 28 is a schematic perspective view showing a positioning mechanism according to the fourteenth embodiment of the invention. In the second embodiment shown in FIG. 3 described above, when the lens longitudinal direction of the lenticular sheet held on the lenticular sheet holder 104 is deviated from a direction perpendicular or parallel to the transport direction, the lenticular sheet Although the entire holding body 104 is rotated and the direction thereof is adjusted, the configuration of the rotation mechanism and the like becomes complicated and the size increases. In the present embodiment, as shown in FIG. 28, positioning is performed by a pressing member 121, a regulating member 122 that can be rotated about a shaft 125, a motor 123 that adjusts the direction of the regulating member 122, and a spring 124. The mechanism is configured. Among these, the shaft 125, the motor 123, and the spring 124 constitute a restricting member relative position variable mechanism. Further, it is more preferable that the pressing member 121 is configured such that the pressing surface can swing in accordance with the direction of the regulating member 122. Here, the direction of the regulating member 122 can be changed by driving the motor 123 and pulling or loosening one end of the regulating member 122. This simplifies the configuration of the device. Here, it goes without saying that the configuration of the regulating member relative position variable mechanism is not limited to the configuration of the present embodiment as long as the relative position of the regulating member 122 can be changed.
[0088]
FIG. 29 is a configuration diagram of an image data generation device according to a fifteenth embodiment of the present invention. The image data generation apparatus includes an image input unit 1706 for inputting a plurality of images, an alignment unit 2901 for aligning the positions of the input images, and image data for generating an image for a moving image printer from the aligned images. The format conversion unit 1703 is used.
[0089]
For example, the images shown in (a), (b), and (c) of FIG. 30 are images taken by the same person with different clothes, and the image shown in (d) overlaps the three images as they are. This is a combined image. In this image, the position of the person at the time of shooting is different, so the position of the person is shifted. Therefore, if an image for a moving image printer is generated from the image as it is, the position of the person changes depending on the viewing angle, and the resulting image card becomes very difficult to see. Therefore, in the present embodiment, as shown in (e), after the images are aligned so that the positions of the persons are the same as shown in (e), an image for a moving image printer is generated. It is said. In this way, even if the viewing angle changes, the person looks at the same position, and only the costume appears to change, making it easy to see an image card.
[0090]
Here, the function of the positioning means 2901 may be any of manual, semi-automatic and automatic methods. In manual operation, the image is moved in the X and Y directions while looking at the screen for alignment. In semi-automatic mode, first, a corresponding point (for example, the center position of the face) is manually input for each image, and the coordinate conversion of the image is automatically performed so that the coordinates of the input corresponding point coincide with each image. To go and align. In the automatic mode, when the corresponding points are manually input in the semi-automatic mode, it is automated. As a method for automatically finding the corresponding points, a known method such as a block matching method may be used.
[0091]
FIG. 31 is a configuration diagram of an image data generation device according to a sixteenth embodiment of the present invention. In the configuration of the present embodiment, in the image data generation apparatus of the tenth embodiment shown in FIG. 19 described above, the above-described alignment means 2901 is provided between the image recognition unit 1901 and the deformation synthesis unit 1904. Other configurations and operations are the same as those in FIG.
[0092]
In this configuration, the corresponding point can be found by recognizing the image by the image recognition unit 1901, and alignment can be performed using this. For example, when an intermediate image is synthesized from the face images of two people, the main part of the face is recognized using the reference model data for the input face images of the two people. As the corresponding point, one of the recognized main parts may be used. For example, the nose or the mouth can be used as the corresponding point.
[0093]
FIG. 32 is a block diagram of an image data generation device according to a seventeenth embodiment of the present invention. The image data generating apparatus includes an image input unit 1706 for inputting a plurality of images, a selection unit 3201 for selecting a predetermined number of images including the order from the input plurality of images, and adding the selected number of images to the selected number of images. An order information adding unit 3202 for adding information related to the order, and an image data format converting unit 1703 for generating an image for a moving image printer from images from the order information adding unit 3202 are configured.
As the order information, numbers, symbols and the like corresponding to the order can be applied. FIG. 33A is a diagram illustrating an example in which numbers are displayed together with images. For example, FIG. 33B is a diagram illustrating an example in which the order of images is displayed by changing the mark position.
[0094]
【The invention's effect】
As is apparent from the above description, the present invention has the advantage that the accuracy of the printing position when a plurality of images are divided and printed can be improved.
[0095]
In addition, the present invention has an advantage that a printed material capable of seeing a moving image with a natural feeling can be obtained.
[0096]
Further, the present invention has an advantage that a printed material can be obtained in which a gradually changing image can be seen without a sense of incongruity.
[0097]
Further, the present invention has an advantage that a printed image that looks clearer can be obtained.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a schematic configuration diagram of an image recording apparatus according to a first embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 2 is a diagram showing an example of a lenticular sheet used in the image recording apparatus according to the first embodiment.
FIG. 3 is a schematic configuration diagram of an image recording apparatus according to a second embodiment of the present invention.
4A is a diagram showing another example of angle detection in the second embodiment, and FIG. 4B is an angle using a reflecting member in the second embodiment. It is a figure which shows the example of a detection.
FIGS. 5A and 5B are diagrams showing an example of angle detection when the deviation angle is small in the second embodiment. FIG.
FIG. 6 is a diagram illustrating an example in which a moire fringe phenomenon is used for angle detection in the second embodiment.
FIG. 7 is a diagram illustrating an example in which an unevenness detecting unit is used for angle detection in the second embodiment.
FIG. 8 is a schematic configuration diagram of a lenticular sheet in an image recording apparatus according to a third embodiment of the present invention.
FIGS. 9A and 9B are diagrams for explaining the relationship of the pressing force due to the difference in the direction of the lenticular sheet in the third embodiment.
FIG. 10 is a schematic configuration diagram of an image recording apparatus according to a fourth embodiment of the invention.
FIG. 11 is a schematic configuration diagram of an image recording apparatus according to a fifth embodiment of the invention.
FIG. 12 is a schematic configuration diagram of an image recording apparatus according to a sixth embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 13 is a schematic configuration diagram of an image recording apparatus according to a seventh embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 14 (a) is a partial configuration diagram showing the vicinity of a thermal head in an image recording apparatus according to an eighth embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 14 (b) shows the eighth embodiment. It is a block diagram which shows another example of the position detection means in.
FIG. 15A is a configuration diagram showing an example of position detecting means in the seventh or eighth embodiment, and FIG. 15B shows a lenticular sheet used for the position detecting means. It is a perspective view.
16A is a diagram showing a detection output when the lens unit is read by the position detection unit, and FIG. 16B is a diagram showing an output of the position detection unit of FIG. 15;
FIG. 17 is a configuration diagram of an image data generation device according to a ninth embodiment of the present invention;
FIG. 18A is a diagram showing a multi-image display screen in the ninth embodiment, and FIG. 18B is a diagram showing a display screen of the selected image.
FIG. 19 is a configuration diagram of an image data generation device according to a tenth embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 20 is a diagram showing an image from which image data is converted in the ninth embodiment.
FIG. 21 is a diagram showing image data generated by converting the image in FIG. 20;
FIG. 22 is a diagram illustrating that a printed image looks three-dimensional using a lenticular sheet.
FIG. 23 is a diagram illustrating that a printed image looks like a moving image using a lenticular sheet.
FIG. 24 is a schematic configuration diagram of an image recording apparatus according to a twelfth embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 25 is a schematic configuration diagram showing another example of the twelfth embodiment.
FIG. 26 is a perspective view of an image recording apparatus according to a thirteenth embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 27 is a schematic configuration diagram showing a case where heating of a lenticular sheet is controlled in the thirteenth embodiment.
FIG. 28 is a schematic perspective view showing a positioning mechanism according to a fourteenth embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 29 is a block diagram of an image data generation device according to a fifteenth embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 30 is a diagram for explaining alignment in the fifteenth embodiment;
FIG. 31 is a configuration diagram of an image data generation device according to a sixteenth embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 32 is a block diagram of an image data generation device according to a seventeenth embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 33 is a diagram showing an image display example in the seventeenth embodiment.
[Explanation of symbols]
101 Lenticular sheet
102 Thermal head
103 Ink sheet
104 Lenticular sheet holder
106 Restriction member
107 Pressing member
112 Drive unit
117 clamping member
120 Conveying means
301 Light emitting part
302 Light receiver
303 Rotating mechanism
701 Concavity and convexity detection means
1001 Pressure roller
1301 Lens pitch reading means
1503 Convex
1504 Position detection means
1701 Image data generation apparatus
1703 Image data format conversion means
1704 Image display means
1705 Selection instruction input means
1706 Image input means
1903 Interval designation means
1904 Deformation composition unit
2901 Positioning means
3202 Order information adding means

Claims (26)

  1. A lenticular sheet holder for supporting the lenticular sheet, a heating means for heating the supported lenticular sheet to a desired temperature, a recording means for recording an image on the back of the lenticular sheet, the recording means and the lenticular sheet holding An image recording apparatus comprising: a moving mechanism for relatively moving the body.
  2. 2. An image recording apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising pressure contact means for pressing the lenticular sheet against the lenticular sheet holding body, wherein the heating means is provided on the lenticular sheet holding body.
  3. The lens pitch reading means for reading the lens pitch of the cylindrical lens of the lenticular sheet, and a heating control means for controlling the heating of the lenticular sheet according to the read lens pitch. Image recording device.
  4. A plurality of lenticular sheet holders are provided, and the heating means desires a lenticular sheet supported by another lenticular sheet holder during a period in which an image is recorded on the lenticular sheet supported by one lenticular sheet holder. The image recording apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the image recording apparatus is heated to a temperature of
  5. 2. The image recording apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the recording means includes a thermal head and an ink sheet coated with a sublimable dye.
  6. 6. The image recording apparatus according to claim 5, wherein at least a recording surface of the lenticular sheet includes an acrylic resin, a vinyl chloride resin, or a butyral resin.
  7. A thermal head tilting mechanism is provided that can be mounted so that the arrangement direction of the heating elements of the thermal head is tilted with respect to the direction perpendicular to the relative moving direction by the moving mechanism, and the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical lens of the lenticular sheet is the relative direction By supporting the lenticular sheet on the lenticular sheet holder so as to be parallel to the moving direction, the projection pitch of each heating element of the thermal head in a direction perpendicular to the relative moving direction can be made variable. The image recording apparatus according to claim 5.
  8. A lenticular sheet holder that supports the lenticular sheet; a recording unit that records an image on a back surface of the supported lenticular sheet; a moving mechanism for moving the recording unit and the lenticular sheet holder relative to each other; and the lenticular sheet A lens pitch reading unit that reads a lens pitch of a cylindrical lens of the sheet, and a recording control unit that controls a recording timing of the recording unit according to the read lens pitch, and the lenticular sheet holding body includes: An image recording apparatus, wherein the lenticular sheet is supported in a direction in which a longitudinal direction of a cylindrical lens of the lenticular sheet is perpendicular to a relative moving direction of the moving mechanism.
  9. A lenticular sheet holding body for supporting the lenticular sheet, a recording means for recording an image on the back surface of the supported lenticular sheet, a moving mechanism for relatively moving the recording means and the lenticular sheet holding body, Temperature detecting means for directly or indirectly detecting the temperature in the apparatus main body, the temperature in the vicinity of the lenticular sheet or the temperature of the lenticular sheet, and the recording timing of the recording means are controlled according to the detected temperature. And a recording control unit, wherein the lenticular sheet holder supports the lenticular sheet in a direction in which a longitudinal direction of a cylindrical lens of the lenticular sheet is perpendicular to a relative movement direction by the moving mechanism. Recording device.
  10. A lenticular sheet holder that supports the lenticular sheet; a recording unit that records an image on a back surface of the supported lenticular sheet; a moving mechanism for moving the recording unit and the lenticular sheet holder relative to each other; and the lenticular sheet A light irradiating means for irradiating light in the vicinity of the recording position of the recording means of the sheet; a reflecting member installed on the opposite side of the lenticular sheet from the light irradiating means; Light receiving means on the same side as the light irradiating means for receiving the reflected light reflected by the member, and recording for causing the recording means to perform recording while detecting the position of the lenticular sheet by the light irradiating means, the reflecting member and the light receiving means. Control means, and the lenticular sheet holder is a cylinder of the lenticular sheet. So that the longitudinal direction of the helical lens is perpendicular to the relative movement direction by the moving mechanism, an image recording apparatus characterized by supporting the lenticular sheet.
  11. The image recording apparatus according to claim 10, wherein an irradiation direction of the light irradiation unit is inclined with respect to a surface of the lenticular sheet.
  12. 12. The image recording apparatus according to claim 11, wherein the reflecting surface of the reflecting member is directed in a direction in which the light irradiated from the light irradiating means is reflected in the direction of the light irradiating means.
  13. The lenticular sheet has a concave portion and / or a convex portion provided at a pitch equal to or a fraction of an integer of the lens pitch of the cylindrical lens, and a lenticular sheet holding body that supports the lenticular sheet, and is supported by the lenticular sheet. A recording means for recording an image on the back surface of the lenticular sheet, a moving mechanism for moving the recording means and the lenticular sheet holder relative to each other, and a concave portion and / or a convex portion of the lenticular sheet. An image recording apparatus comprising: a position detecting unit configured to detect the position of the lenticular sheet while the position detecting unit detects the position of the lenticular sheet.
  14. The recording control means forms a color image by performing at least two or more recording operations. In the second and subsequent recording operations, recording is performed using the detection position used in the first recording operation. 14. The image recording apparatus according to claim 10 or 13, wherein
  15. A recording method in which a lens sheet on which a picture is drawn and a white sheet in which a white layer is provided on a base of an ink sheet are used, and a part or all of the white layer is thermally transferred onto the picture on the lens sheet by a thermal head Because
    The recording method , wherein the lens sheet includes at least a vinyl chloride resin, and the white layer includes at least a copolymer resin of vinyl chloride resin and vinyl acetate resin and titanium oxide.
  16. A step of supporting the lenticular sheet on the lenticular sheet holding body, a step of detecting a longitudinal angle of the cylindrical lens of the lenticular sheet supported by the lenticular sheet holding body, and a step of detecting the cylindrical lens according to the detected angle. Rotating the lenticular sheet holder so that the longitudinal angle is substantially perpendicular or parallel to the relative movement direction of the lenticular sheet; and relative to the back surface of the supported lenticular sheet, the lenticular sheet and image recording means. Moving and recording an image,
    The image recording method further comprises a step of rotating the lenticular sheet holder by a predetermined angle before detecting the longitudinal angle of the cylindrical lens of the lenticular sheet.
  17. A step of supporting the lenticular sheet on the lenticular sheet holder, a step of recording an image by relatively moving the lenticular sheet and the image recording means on the back of the supported lenticular sheet, and the step of recording the image before the step of recording the image And a step of heating the sheet to a desired temperature.
  18. A step of supporting the lenticular sheet on a lenticular sheet holder, a step of reading the lens pitch of the cylindrical lens of the supported lenticular sheet, and a step of heating the supported lenticular sheet to a desired temperature according to the read lens pitch And a step of recording the image by relatively moving the lenticular sheet and the image recording means on the back surface of the heated and supported lenticular sheet.
  19. The step of supporting the lenticular sheet on the lenticular sheet holder so that the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical lens of the lenticular sheet is parallel to the relative movement direction, and the arrangement direction of the heating elements of the thermal head included in the image recording means, the image recording means And a step of inclining by a predetermined angle with respect to a direction perpendicular to the direction of relative movement with the lenticular sheet, and a step of recording the image by relatively moving the lenticular sheet and the image recording means on the back surface of the supported lenticular sheet. An image recording method characterized by the above.
  20. The step of reading the cylindrical lens pitch of the lenticular sheet, the step of determining the recording timing according to the read lens pitch, and the relative movement of the lenticular sheet and the image recording means to the back of the lenticular sheet are determined as described above. And a step of recording an image at a predetermined timing.
  21. Detecting a room temperature, a temperature in the apparatus main body, a temperature in the vicinity of the lenticular sheet or a temperature of the lenticular sheet, a step of determining a recording timing according to the detected temperature, and a lenticular sheet on the back of the lenticular sheet And recording the image at the determined timing by relatively moving the image recording means.
  22. The step of supporting the lenticular sheet on the lenticular sheet holder so that the longitudinal direction of the lenticular sheet is perpendicular to the relative movement direction, and performing light irradiation and light reception on the same side of the lenticular sheet using a reflecting member Detecting the position of the supported lenticular sheet, and recording the image according to the position of the lenticular sheet by relatively moving the lenticular sheet and the image recording means to the back of the lenticular sheet while detecting the position. An image recording method comprising:
  23. 21. A method of forming a color image by performing at least two or more recording operations, wherein the first recording operation is performed by the image recording method of claim 20 , and the second and subsequent recording operations are performed by the first recording operation. An image recording method comprising: recording using a detection position used during a recording operation.
  24. A step of inputting a plurality of images, a step of multi-displaying the input images, a step of selecting a predetermined number of images including the order from the plurality of multi-displayed images, and the order of the selected images And a step of generating the image for a moving image printer by dividing each of the determined images into predetermined regions and arranging them in a predetermined arrangement corresponding to the order. Data generation method.
  25. A step of inputting a plurality of images, a step of generating a predetermined number of intermediate deformed images that transition between the images based on the input plurality of images by a predetermined process, the plurality of input images and Each or all of the generated deformed images are divided into predetermined regions, and a predetermined arrangement corresponding to the order of transition of the plurality of input images and the generated deformed images. An image data generation method comprising: a step of generating an image for printing by arranging; and a step of printing the generated image for printing.
  26. A step of inputting a plurality of images, a step of designating an interval between intermediate deformed images to be generated by an operator, and an intermediate for transitioning between the plurality of inputted images and the designated interval Generating a predetermined number of deformed images by a predetermined process, and dividing each of the plurality of input images and part or all of the generated deformed images into predetermined regions, and Generating a printing image by arranging in a predetermined arrangement corresponding to the order of transition of the generated plurality of images and the generated deformed image.
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