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On-demand type ink jet recording apparatus

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JPS59176055A
JPS59176055A JP5128983A JP5128983A JPS59176055A JP S59176055 A JPS59176055 A JP S59176055A JP 5128983 A JP5128983 A JP 5128983A JP 5128983 A JP5128983 A JP 5128983A JP S59176055 A JPS59176055 A JP S59176055A
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Yoshiaki Kimura
Seiki Murakami
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Konishiroku Photo Ind Co Ltd
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
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    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/015Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process
    • B41J2/04Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand
    • B41J2/045Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
    • B41J2/04501Control methods or devices therefor, e.g. driver circuits, control circuits
    • B41J2/04541Specific driving circuit
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/015Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process
    • B41J2/04Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand
    • B41J2/045Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
    • B41J2/04501Control methods or devices therefor, e.g. driver circuits, control circuits
    • B41J2/04581Control methods or devices therefor, e.g. driver circuits, control circuits controlling heads based on piezoelectric elements
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/015Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process
    • B41J2/04Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand
    • B41J2/045Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
    • B41J2/04501Control methods or devices therefor, e.g. driver circuits, control circuits
    • B41J2/04588Control methods or devices therefor, e.g. driver circuits, control circuits using a specific waveform
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/015Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process
    • B41J2/04Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand
    • B41J2/045Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
    • B41J2/04501Control methods or devices therefor, e.g. driver circuits, control circuits
    • B41J2/0459Height of the driving signal being adjusted
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/015Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process
    • B41J2/04Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand
    • B41J2/045Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
    • B41J2/04501Control methods or devices therefor, e.g. driver circuits, control circuits
    • B41J2/04593Dot-size modulation by changing the size of the drop
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/015Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process
    • B41J2/04Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand
    • B41J2/045Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
    • B41J2/04501Control methods or devices therefor, e.g. driver circuits, control circuits
    • B41J2/04598Pre-pulse
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/205Ink jet for printing a discrete number of tones

Abstract

PURPOSE:To provide the titled apparatus capable of high quality gradation recording by continuously and stably changing the diameter of an ink droplet over a wide range, constituted so as to change at least one of the height and amplitude of a preceding pulse and the interval with a main pulse. CONSTITUTION:A preceding pulse with pulse amplitude of t1 and a height of V1 is applied to an electromechanical converting element to retreat a meniscus position from a nozzle surface and, subsequently, a main pulse with pulse amplitude of t2 and a height of V2 is applied to the electromechanical converting element to extrude ink from an ink chamber to fly the same as ink droplets. The diameter of each in droplet is changed according to the meniscus position and can be also changed by changing the interval of the preceding pulse and the main pulse. If all of the height and pulse amplitude of the preceding pulse or the interval of the preceding pulse and the main pulse are changed, the diameter of the ink droplet can be controlled over a wide range with high accuracy.
JP5128983A 1983-03-25 1983-03-25 On-demand type ink jet recording apparatus Pending JPS59176055A (en)

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JPS59176055A true true JPS59176055A (en) 1984-10-05

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Cited By (20)

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EP0203534A1 (en) * 1985-05-29 1986-12-03 Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Ink jet printer with variable size droplet generation
JPS6213357A (en) * 1985-07-12 1987-01-22 Tokyo Electric Co Ltd Ink jet printer
JPS62179946A (en) * 1986-02-04 1987-08-07 Canon Inc Recording apparatus
JPH01202458A (en) * 1988-02-08 1989-08-15 Ricoh Co Ltd Liquid jet recording method
EP0437062A2 (en) * 1989-12-15 1991-07-17 Tektronix Inc. Method and apparatus for printing with a drop-on-demand ink jet print head using an electric field
EP0437106A2 (en) * 1990-01-08 1991-07-17 Tektronix Inc. Method and apparatus for printing with ink drops of varying sizes using a drop-on-demand ink jet print head
EP0467656A2 (en) * 1990-07-16 1992-01-22 Tektronix, Inc. Method of operating an on-demand ink jet print head
US5221931A (en) * 1988-04-26 1993-06-22 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Driving method for ink jet recording head and ink jet recording apparatus performing the method
US5264865A (en) * 1986-12-17 1993-11-23 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Ink jet recording method and apparatus utilizing temperature dependent, pre-discharge, meniscus retraction
EP0608835A2 (en) * 1993-01-25 1994-08-03 Seiko Epson Corporation Method and apparatus for driving ink jet recording head
WO1995034427A1 (en) * 1994-06-15 1995-12-21 Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. Method of driving ink jet head
EP0738602A2 (en) * 1995-04-21 1996-10-23 Seiko Epson Corporation Ink jet print head
WO1998008687A1 (en) * 1996-08-27 1998-03-05 Topaz Technologies, Inc. Inkjet print head for producing variable volume droplets of ink
US5757392A (en) * 1992-09-11 1998-05-26 Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Piezoelectric type liquid droplet ejecting device which compensates for residual pressure fluctuations
US5917510A (en) * 1995-07-31 1999-06-29 Sony Corporation Method and apparatus for controlling gradation in ink jet printer apparatus
US5997122A (en) * 1992-06-30 1999-12-07 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Ink jet recording apparatus capable of performing liquid droplet diameter random variable recording and ink jet recording method using ink for liquid droplet random variable recording
US6059394A (en) * 1988-04-26 2000-05-09 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Driving method for ink jet recording head
WO2000026032A1 (en) * 1998-10-30 2000-05-11 Nec Corporation Method for driving ink-jet recording head
EP1108541A1 (en) * 1998-07-29 2001-06-20 NEC Corporation Ink jet recording head and ink jet recorder
US6382754B1 (en) 1995-04-21 2002-05-07 Seiko Epson Corporation Ink jet printing device

Cited By (24)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
EP0203534A1 (en) * 1985-05-29 1986-12-03 Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Ink jet printer with variable size droplet generation
JPS6213357A (en) * 1985-07-12 1987-01-22 Tokyo Electric Co Ltd Ink jet printer
JPS62179946A (en) * 1986-02-04 1987-08-07 Canon Inc Recording apparatus
US5264865A (en) * 1986-12-17 1993-11-23 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Ink jet recording method and apparatus utilizing temperature dependent, pre-discharge, meniscus retraction
JPH01202458A (en) * 1988-02-08 1989-08-15 Ricoh Co Ltd Liquid jet recording method
US6059394A (en) * 1988-04-26 2000-05-09 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Driving method for ink jet recording head
US5221931A (en) * 1988-04-26 1993-06-22 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Driving method for ink jet recording head and ink jet recording apparatus performing the method
EP0437062A2 (en) * 1989-12-15 1991-07-17 Tektronix Inc. Method and apparatus for printing with a drop-on-demand ink jet print head using an electric field
EP0437106A2 (en) * 1990-01-08 1991-07-17 Tektronix Inc. Method and apparatus for printing with ink drops of varying sizes using a drop-on-demand ink jet print head
JPH04250045A (en) * 1990-01-08 1992-09-04 Sony Tektronix Corp Drop on demand-type ink jet printer
EP0467656A2 (en) * 1990-07-16 1992-01-22 Tektronix, Inc. Method of operating an on-demand ink jet print head
US5997122A (en) * 1992-06-30 1999-12-07 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Ink jet recording apparatus capable of performing liquid droplet diameter random variable recording and ink jet recording method using ink for liquid droplet random variable recording
US5757392A (en) * 1992-09-11 1998-05-26 Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Piezoelectric type liquid droplet ejecting device which compensates for residual pressure fluctuations
EP0608835A3 (en) * 1993-01-25 1995-02-22 Seiko Epson Corp Method and apparatus for driving ink jet recording head.
EP0608835A2 (en) * 1993-01-25 1994-08-03 Seiko Epson Corporation Method and apparatus for driving ink jet recording head
WO1995034427A1 (en) * 1994-06-15 1995-12-21 Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. Method of driving ink jet head
US6382754B1 (en) 1995-04-21 2002-05-07 Seiko Epson Corporation Ink jet printing device
EP0738602A3 (en) * 1995-04-21 1997-06-11 Seiko Epson Corp Ink jet print head
EP0738602A2 (en) * 1995-04-21 1996-10-23 Seiko Epson Corporation Ink jet print head
US5917510A (en) * 1995-07-31 1999-06-29 Sony Corporation Method and apparatus for controlling gradation in ink jet printer apparatus
WO1998008687A1 (en) * 1996-08-27 1998-03-05 Topaz Technologies, Inc. Inkjet print head for producing variable volume droplets of ink
EP1108541A1 (en) * 1998-07-29 2001-06-20 NEC Corporation Ink jet recording head and ink jet recorder
EP1108541A4 (en) * 1998-07-29 2001-10-24 Nec Corp Ink jet recording head and ink jet recorder
WO2000026032A1 (en) * 1998-10-30 2000-05-11 Nec Corporation Method for driving ink-jet recording head

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