WO2007058390A1 - Image forming apparatus and its control method, and information processing device and its control method - Google Patents

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WO2007058390A1
WO2007058390A1 PCT/JP2006/323635 JP2006323635W WO2007058390A1 WO 2007058390 A1 WO2007058390 A1 WO 2007058390A1 JP 2006323635 W JP2006323635 W JP 2006323635W WO 2007058390 A1 WO2007058390 A1 WO 2007058390A1
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Hiroshi Shintoku
Takuya Kawamura
Takashi Tsuzuki
Nobuyoshi Tanaka
Yoshiyuki Hosokawa
Hirofumi Narita
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Abstract

Prints are desired to be folded from single-sided prints at centers into pseudo double-sided prints and which are stereoscopically folded for use after printed. Images are printed, after formed by complicated operations on a host PC, so that an image forming apparatus is desired to improve the conveniences functionally. The image forming apparatus is characterized by comprising decision means for deciding that the print setting to produce prints to be folded is made by a user and whether the prints are to be folded at the upper or lower position, image processing means for switching the turning direction of image data to form the images in accordance with whether the folded position of the prints by the print setting decided by the decision means is upper or lower, and printing means for printing the images produced by the image processing means, on a printing medium.

Description

Bright fine check image forming apparatus and its control method and an information processing apparatus and a control method art

The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus and a control method thereof an instruction to print the image data to the image forming apparatus and its control method and images forming apparatus prints the image data.

BACKGROUND

Conventionally, there has been an image forming apparatus having a bookbinding print function. The bookbinding printing of the image forming apparatus, as the recording paper after printing to the present If you close the folding center, a function to place the automatic image.

As bookbinding printing of the image forming apparatus, for example, in the technique shown in JP 2006-94392 (paragraphs 0009 to 0011 and FIG. 11), when the size of the original image data are different, images layout on a single sheet of paper. Then, after binding with double-sided printing, each image layout is also spread, it looks uniform, method considers automatically controlling the orientation and arrangement of the image is shown. Further, bookbinding printing mechanism (for example, Japanese Unexamined 07 123 239 JP-Ya Hei 07-203121 JP) to place an image thinking etc. margin with respect to, or a mechanism that performs up bookbinding automatically (JP 2001- No. 205857 Gazette), when the center-folding binding copy, which appropriately processes the position of the page to be added (JP 2000-039803 JP) and the like.

On the other hand, in the field called advertising and Poppua Bok, it has been desired printing method different images from the present. For example, hanging in the train, it is a poster one of the hanging type that is used at a major dealer. These two images recorded on one sheet, at that time, by the other image is upside-down with respect to one image is printed to have opposite, suspended by bending from the center, from both sides person is an advertisement that was Unishi'm that can be read by. The folding way, and if the fold facing upward, there is both a case where crease is on the bottom side. In addition, the type of ad, which is called a three-dimensional pop, was also when used in folded into three-dimensional, such as a triangular prism or a rectangular after printing. Shikakashi, the bookbinding printing of a conventional image forming apparatus, it is not considered to be printed such folded in a quasi-duplex state. Further, in the bookbinding printing of a conventional image forming equipment, it is not considered or to place a three-dimensional folded over after printing. Therefore, in the image forming apparatus, when printing such images, when creating a document image, to create the image data arranged creator of the finished after folding original idea bother, it i as images, the work to be printed by the image forming equipment has been carried out.

Then, the image data to the finished of the image original author was disposed to think when you create, it such as the following have been made. First, start the application software for image editing on the host PC, the image is rotated 1 8 0 degrees to create an image of arranging the image orientation upside down, it is connected to the image without applying the rotation laminating the image to. At this time, when hanging the printed material folded has, whether folded position comes down or come up with the user to determine, or combined top each other image, linking the image to adjust them the earth together there was a need. Further, in the printed material to create a three-dimensional, user one is while drawing to head developed view of a three-dimensional, has been connected to the image so that the image on each side of the three-dimensional are located. Furthermore, in order to facilitate worker fold when folding the printed matter, or superimposes a folding line in the image, when the attached glue needed, by superimposing an overlap width in the image. There was benefit is.

As described above, conventionally, when performing a pseudo duplex printing folding paper, user one is editing of images time-consuming is required.

Similarly, conventionally, when creating a three-dimensional printed material, the user was required to perform the editing image reluctant Na consider development view.

In the present invention, when performing a pseudo-sided printing of folding the recording sheet, a user has an object to provide an apparatus and method that is capable of performing a pseudo-duplex printing by giving a simple instruction.

The present invention, determination means for solving the problems described above, whether the position of print settings broke it and said printed matter selected by the user who creates the printed matter is below or facing upward folding the of the determined print setting in the determination unit, wherein depending on whether the printed matter to OriTsuta position is below or facing up, image processing means for forming an image by switching the rotation direction of the image data Xi, the image printing means for printing the image created by the processing unit to the print medium is provided.

According to the present invention, when performing pseudo duplex printing folded printed matter, an image without complicated editing operations or bonded by inversion, to obtain a pseudo both sides printed matter easily can. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Figure 1 is a system diagram using the image forming apparatus of the present invention.

Figure 2 is a block diagram of an image forming apparatus of the present invention.

Figure 3 is a print and an image data Xi of a printing folded in the present invention. Figure 4 is a print and an image data Xi of a printing folded in the present invention. Figure 5 is an example of the print of the printed matter and the image data folded in the present invention. Figure 6 is a print and an image data Xi of a printing folded in the present invention. Figure 7 is an example of the print of the printed matter and the image data folded in the present invention. Figure 8 is an example of an instruction means of printing folded in the present invention.

Figure 9 shows an example of a control flow in the present invention.

Figure 1 0 is a diagram showing an overview of a pseudo-duplex function implementing in an embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 1 1 is a diagram showing an example of a purine evening connection environment including an information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention. 1 2, Ru FIG der showing a Haiti Douea configuration example of a PC · RO 4 shown in FIG. 1 1.

Figure 1 3 is an example of a setting Sea Bok selecting a pseudo duplex drivers running on PC · R 0 4 shown in FIG. 1 1.

Figure 1 4 is a flow chart of the execution time of the present invention. . BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION

Hereinafter, an image forming apparatus of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG.

Figure 1 represents a system configuration using the image forming apparatus of the present invention. 1001 is an image forming apparatus, what illustrated in FIG. 1 is a large-format inkjet printer (image forming apparatus). 1002 represents a network of LAN to the image forming apparatus is connected. 1003 represents a host PC connected to the LAN (information processing apparatus).

The image forming apparatus of this embodiment that although the large-format printer of an ink jet method, printing method, and is composed of means other than I ink jet system such as an electrophotographic method or thermal sublimation method also there is no problem. Further, instead of the large-format printer, or the desk top type of cassette feeding and manual feeding printers, it is a composite copying machine having a multiple sheet feed trays, saying horse is that the invention can be applied But no Rere. .

The image forming apparatus of the present invention, set a force printer server illustrates the configuration having a network connection Yuni' preparative as an external I / F unit, be configured to be connected with a USB or IEEE1394 or the like to the server, the invention is, of course, valid. Figure 2 illustrates a block diagram of the image forming apparatus of the present invention. And have you in FIG. 2, 2001 is a CPU, the analysis of commands from the control and the outside of the image forming apparatus, the execution performed. 2002 is a ROM, CPU 2001 performs control by executing a Purodara arm read from the ROM 2002. 2003 is a RAM. An image memory area for storing the image data received from the outside, the work memory area for CPU2001 executes the program, are secured thereto respectively independently on RAM 2003. 2004 is a non-volatile memory, and a FlashROM and EEPR0M. On the non-volatile memory 2004, type and other settings of the paper that is currently set in the image forming apparatus is stored. Non-volatile memory 2004, even if there is no power supply from the AC power supply is cut at a store the memory contents in a non-volatile.

2005 denotes an operation unit, a message from the CPU and displayed to the user by the LCD or LED, for inputting an instruction from the user to the CPU by the key input device. 2006 is an external I / F section has a structure in which a network connection transceiver that by the pro Tokonore like IP protocols is possible. 2015 is a storage is saved hand stage of the image in the present invention, stores the image data received from the external I / F unit 2006.

2007 is an image processing unit, based on an instruction from the CPU 2001, the image data by the external I / F unit 2006 has received, read from the storage 201, stored in the image memory area on RAM 2003, to expand. Uncompressed data, the engine control pro click to be described later is set to the pixel data that can be executed printing. 2016 is a rotation circuit in the image processing section 2007, which is the rotation means of the present invention. 2017 is a synthesizing circuit of images processing unit 2007, can or synthesizing a plurality of images to 繫 Gaité one image with respect to the edges of the image data, or superimposed lines of predetermined shape it is. Combining circuit 2017, fold lines and in the present invention, has become superimposing means overlap width. The image processing unit 2007, a rotation circuit 2016 and synthesizing circuit 2017 drives the other circuits of the color conversion or the like (not shown), to create the image data. This Ri by the image processing unit 2007, in the present invention, and One Do the means for creating an "image for printing to fit the folded shape" indicated by the instruction means. Which will be described later. Further, the combining circuit 2017, it is also possible to synthesize the original image data is the same image data, in this case, the image data as the same image is synthesized with a plurality of copies can be created.

2008 is an engine control unit, controls each Yunitto of the image forming apparatus, executes the print operation. 2009, to a head control unit performs control to head 2010 to an ink-di We Tsu Topurinta performs drawing of each pixel. 2011 is a mechanical control unit, to the head driver 2012, paper feed and discharge control unit 2013 controls the Katsuta first control unit 2014 executes the print pixel data. By a cutter control unit 2014, the operation of cutting is executed a printed sheet as the output sheet. CPU2001 and the engine control section 2008, to cooperate, to print the image by the image processing unit 2007 has stored in the storage 2015 created a print medium such as a recording ft. Thus, CPU2001 and the engine control unit 2008 is adapted to the present invention, "control means for printing an image created by the image processing means on a printing medium".

An example of a printed matter and the image data in the embodiment in FIGS. 3-6. It indicates to print and image data in Fig. 3 is processed by the image processing unit 2007, a data store in the storage 2015. 3001 shows an example of a printed matter in a state of folded printed products, 3011 shows the image data of the printed matter. 3002 shows the front side of the printed matter in a state of folded, 3003 shows the rear side. In the example of FIG. 3 in "T" of the front alpha Beck Bok, back it is "Ji '. 3004 is a part that folded printed matter. 3012 shows an image data to be equivalent to the front side, the 3013 dashed shows the image data which corresponds to the back side. 3014 is in table position on the image data corresponding to the portion to fold the printed matter 3004. in the example shown in FIG. 3, the part of the 3014, dotted does not mean the data is present, a dotted line on the representation of FIG. as shown in FIG. 3, the image corresponding to the front side, an image corresponding to the backside, after having become image vertical is rotated 180 degrees in the front side image and the back side of the image is in one image data as 3011. this data by the image processing unit 2007 having a rotation circuit 2016 and synthesizing circuit 2017, according to the instructions of the instructing means for later is created. prints image data shown in FIG. 4, the image Treated with processing section 2007, a data stored in the storage 2015.4001 shows an example of printed matter state folded has, 4011 shows the image data of the printed matter. 4002 prints state folded It indicates the table side, 4003 in the example of illustrates the back. Figure 4 at "T" of the front side alphabet, back is "L". 4004 is a part that folded printed matter. 4012 shows the image data corresponding to the front side, is dotted shows the image data which corresponds to the back side. 4014, of it represents a position on the image data. Figure 4 corresponding to the portion to fold a print of 4004 cases 4013 for, in the portion of 4014, rather than necessarily the dotted data is present, examples of which. Figure 4 a broken line in expression figure similar to FIG. 3, the image you corresponds to the front side corresponds to the rear side images on became image vertical is rotated 180 degrees, the front side of the image A back side of the image is in one image data as 4011. Difference between FIG. 4 and FIG. 3 is a vertical difference for the fold. Figure 3 is top between the two images before combining is oriented creases side, Figure 4 is ground together, facing the side of the fold. this data by the image processing unit 2007 having a rotation circuit 2016 and synthesizing circuit 2017, according to the instructions of the instructing means for later the difference in circumferential instructions. instructing means to be created, in some cases in the case where the image as in FIG. 3 is created, which is good urchin image of FIG. 4 is created.

Prints the image data shown in FIG. 5 are processed by the image processing unit 2007, a data stored in your storage 2015. 5001 shows an example of a printed matter in a state in which folded has, 5011 shows the image data of the printed matter. 5002 indicates a front side of the printed material in a state of folded, 5003 shows the rear side. In the example of FIG. 5 in "T" of the front side alphabetical, it is back also "T". 5004 is a part that is folded printed matter. 5012 shows image data corresponding to the front side, 5013 denotes an image data corresponding to the back side. Dotted 5014 represents the position on the image data corresponding to the portion to fold the printed matter 5004. For example in FIG. 5, the portion of 5014, rather than necessarily the dotted data is present, a dotted line on the representation of FIG. The example of FIG. 5 in the same manner as FIG. 3, the image you corresponds to the front side, an image corresponding to the back side, on which became image vertical is rotated 180 degrees, the front side of the image and the back image of 5011 It has become one image data as also the faces to fold a ceiling between the two images before combining. Differences of FIG. 5 and FIG. 3, FIG. 5 is that the table also back is the same image. Figure 3 is a table "T", the back is "L", 4 tables are also back also "T". This data, the image processing unit 2007 having a rotation circuit 2016 and synthesizing circuit 2017, thus created to the instruction indicating means which will be described later. The difference in replication instruction instructing means, there is a case in the case where an image is created as shown in FIG. 3, the image as shown in FIG. 5 is created.

Prints the image data shown in FIG. 6 is processed by the image processing unit 2007, a data stored in your storage 2015. 6001, if provided ,, this shows an example of a printed matter in a state in which folded and has a lateral triangular prism. 6011, 6021, 6031 respectively are shows the image data of the printed matter. 6002 indicates a front side of the lateral triangular prism prints, 6003 denotes a back, 6004, it shows a bottom. Front In the example of FIG. 6 are in the "T" of the alpha Beck Bok, back in "L", the bottom is blank. 6005 and 6006 is a part that is folded printed matter. 6007 is a part that fit Ri bonded prints of leading and trailing ends are the triangular prism.

6011 represents the most basic image data in FIG. 6012 shows image data corresponding to the front side, 6013 denotes an image data corresponding to the back side, 6014 denotes an image data corresponding to the bottom surface. Dotted 6015 and 6016 represents the position on the image data corresponding to the portion to fold the print 6005 and 6006. In the example of the image data in 6011 in FIG. 6, the portion of 6015 and 6016, not dashed data is present, a dotted line on the representation of FIG. 6017 and 6018 represent the tip end and the rear end of each image data.

6021 represents the image data obtained by superimposing the line folded in FIG. 6022 shows image data corresponding to the front side, 6023 denotes an image data corresponding to the back side, 6024 denotes an image data corresponding to the bottom surface. Solid line 6025 and 6026 represents the position on the image de one data corresponding to the portion to fold the print 6005 and 6006. 6027 and 6028, respectively represent the front end and the rear end of the image data. For example images data 6021 in FIG. 6, the portion of 6025 and 6026, that the solid line of data is thus superimposed on the synthesis circuit 2017 is different from the 6011 image data.

6031 represents the image data obtained by superimposing the overlap width in FIG. 6032 shows an image data corresponding to the front side, 6033 denotes an image data corresponding to the back side, 6034 denotes an image data corresponding to the bottom surface. Solid line 6035 and 6036 represents the position on the image data corresponding to ¾ minute to fold a print of 6005 and 6006. 6037 and 6038, respectively represent the front end and the rear end of the image data. 6039 is a overlap width, in the example of the image data of 6031 are superimposed on the rear end. In the example of the image data in 6031 in FIG. 6, the portion of 6039, that the image data of the overlap width is superposed by the synthesis circuit 2017 is different from the image data of 6011 and 6021. These data, the image processing unit 2007 having a rotation circuit 2016 and synthesizing circuit 2017 is generated in accordance with an instruction indicating means which will be described later. An instruction differences in the instruction means, and if the basic image is created as 6011, and if the line folded like a 6021 (image line) is superimposed on the image, glue as 6031 in some cases the cash is shown to the image created by superimposing. Note that the fold lines, may be a solid, may be dotted or dashed, or a mark other than the line.

Print and image data shown in FIG. 7 is processed by the image processing unit 2007, a data stored in your storage 2015. 7001 shows an example of a printed matter in a state in which folded and has a triangular prism in this case vertical. 7011, respectively, show the image data of the printed matter. 7002 indicates a first side of vertical triangular prism prints, 7003 denotes a second surface, 7004 denotes a third surface. In "tau" of the first surface is alpha Beck DOO in the example of FIG. 7, a;:. Faces "in Ji ', although not shown, the third surface is" a F "7005 and 7006 printed matter folded by a part which. 7007, by bonding the printed material of the tip and the rear end is the part that the triangular prism. 7011 represents the image data in FIG. 7012 images corresponding to the first surface shows the data 7013 indicates the image data corresponding to the second surface, 7014 denotes an image data. 7015 and dotted 7016 corresponding to the third surface, which corresponds to the part folded printed matter 7005 and 7006 in the example of the image data of 7011 of which. Figure 7 that represents the position of the image data, the portion of 7015 and 7016, not dashed data is present, a dotted line on the representation of FIG. 7017 and 7018 represents the left end and right end of each image data.

The difference of FIG. 7 and FIG. 6, FIG. 7 is the point Ru can der be synthesized without rotating the image. The difference in instruction instructing means described later, the case of synthesizing an image Te Bantsu rotation as in FIG. 6, the case of synthesizing an image without rotation as in FIG. 7, be indicated isolate , it is possible for the image forming apparatus of the present invention.

In the present embodiment has been described an example of a triangular prism in printed solid shape, rectangular body and or a polyhedron, it is also possible to configure the present invention based on the developed view of more complex shapes. Further, pseudo sided shapes are well Fold, it is also possible to configure the Z-folding and C-folding. Also, fold lines and, overlap width is not only when the stereoscopic, it is obvious that it is also applicable to the case of the pseudo-duplex. In addition, without it heavy folding line, also take the configuration of superimposing the only glue bill, although not shown, it is also of course possible. Moreover, it is of course also possible to apply means for printing duplicates the same image three-dimensional shape.

In this embodiment in FIG. 8 shows an example of a "user one is specified means for specifying a shape of folded printed matter". Figure 8 shows a print setting screen of the printer driver on the host PC1003 1. 8001 indicates that that shows the print setting screen is an item set to the constant "Page Setup" configuration page. 8002 is a set of original size. 8003 is the setting of the output paper size. 8004 is a setting of the number of copies. 8005 is a setting of the direction in which the printing of the paper. 8006 is a setting for performing an instruction to print folded printed matter has been described in this embodiment. The user can instruct a pseudo duplex and center folding, triangular prism horizontal, the shape of the folded after printing such triangular prism vertical in 8006. 8007 and 8008 are heavy on both sides at the time of selection fold, it is a radio button to set the top and bottom of the instruction. In the example of FIG. 8 8007, folded over opposite heaven together Rio, 8008 may instruct the folded bottom face is ground together. 8009 is a check box for instructing the superimposition of fold lines. 8010 is a check box that instructs the superimposition of the overlap width. 8011 is a Chiwekkubokkusu instructing a copy print that instructs to print the same image on each side of the printed matter. If duplicate printing is checked, the driver will not be transmitting the same image to a plurality of times the printer, and transmits the same image only once. By each setting item 8011 from 8006, the user selects the instruction content for printing folded printed matter, guide image is displayed on 8012. Guide image 8012, as part of the data of the printer driver has been prepared in advance, according to the instructions' contents, shown what kind of printed matter is created is performed. In the example of FIG. 8, 8012, it shows the same shape as the 3001 shown in FIG. By thus displaying the guide image, printed material shape can visually confirm the user becomes possible to provide support so as to facilitate instruction for printing folded printed matter. Instruction contents shown in FIG. 8, and the print data from the host 1003 to the supply and other print setting data, to the main body 1001 of the image forming apparatus, is transmitted via a communication route 1002. According to this instruction, the control system of the image forming apparatus shown in the block diagram of Figure 2, creates the image data as shown in FIG. 3 force ゝ et Figure 7, to perform the printing.

With reference to the flow chart of FIG 9, shows the flow of control of the image forming apparatus of this embodiment. In this embodiment, the flow of the program shown in FIG. 9 stores the ROM 2002, CPU 2001 executes. In step 9010, analyzes a signal received from the host 1003, it is determined whether the user has instructed to print by folding the printed material, if had instructed, the process proceeds to step S9020, otherwise Nara, executes the printing process proceeds to step S9130. In step S'9020, the instruction items of 8006 fold how the instruction is shown in FIG. 8, the information of the instruction item is an instruction item of folding under upper folding 8007, 8008, be printed for folding the shape of the print object is determined. This determination may store the shape of the printed material corresponding to the instruction item in advance in the ROM 2002, CPU 2001 is executed by taking correspondence with the information. In step S9030, whether the image formation of all aspects of the prints determined in step S9020 is completed, whether it is determined. When the image forming of all faces is not completed, it executes the printing process proceeds to step S9130. Otherwise, the process proceeds to step S9040. In step S9040, whether the rotation of the image is necessary is determined in the plane of symmetry. This determination also is stored whether it is necessary to rotate at each side of the printed matter corresponding to the instruction item in advance in the ROM 2002, run the CPU2001 by taking correspondence with the information. Rotation advances to step S9050, if necessary, proceed to step S9060 otherwise. In step S9050, if necessary rotational image processing that by the rotation circuit 2016 rotation is executed. In step S9060, the image data area of ​​the printed matter, the image data of the target surface are synthesized by the synthesis circuit 2017. Image data area of ​​the printed matter in the present embodiment is acquired storage 2015. In step S9070, whether the indication of superposition of fold lines are determined. If there is an indication of the fold line heavy tatami proceeds to step S9080, if not, the process proceeds to step S9090. In step S9080, straight tatami fold lines is performed on the target surface. At this time, the position of the fold line, are stored in advance R0M2002. In step S9090, whether the indication of superposition of overlap width is determined. If Re indication there of the superimposition of the glue bill proceeds to the step S9100, if not, the process proceeds to step S9110. In Sutetsu flop S9100, if it is necessary to superimpose the overlap width to the target surface, it superimposes the overlap width. Whether overlap width must face is previously memorize the R0M2002 information and wake of the printed matter in shape. In step S9110, whether duplication printing to place the same image on each side is instructed it is determined. When duplicate printing is instructed, connexion returns to step S9030, the same original image data and continues the process to be placed next surface. Otherwise, the process proceeds to step S9120. In step S9120, it updates the original image data to be processed to the data of the next page. Thereafter, connexion returns to step S9030, a new document image data and continues the process to be placed next surface. By this good controlled so can you to create image data of a printed matter to be printed to folding.

In this embodiment, the shape of the printed material corresponding to the instruction item, whether or not it is necessary to rotate at each side, the 帶成 to Ki堉 position of fold lines, the information of the surface of superimposing the overlap width in ROM2002 illustration did. And power, and, these and nonvolatile memory 2004 may be configured to be stored in the storage 2015. Further, in the present embodiment has exemplified the configuration to acquire the area of ​​the image data of the printed matter on the storage 2015, it is also possible to adopt a configuration that is earned on the RAM 2003.

Thus, as has been described, the present invention, user convenience is improved when the mark • printing for folding the printed matter.

According to the present invention, when performing pseudo duplex printing folded printed matter, an image without complicated editing operations or bonded by inversion, to obtain a pseudo both sides printed matter easily can.

According to the present invention, when creating the printed matter Slight solid, without complicated editing operations Do consider development view to edit al images, it is possible to obtain a printed matter Slight stereoscopic easily.

According to the present invention, when performing pseudo duplex printing, the force fold comes up, it becomes possible to specify in a simple way or come down.

According to the present invention, the user is to print by superimposing an image showing the position where the folding, the user folds the work Shasui.

According to the present invention, since the user, which can be printed by superimposing easily image showing the overlap width, the user is with glue Shasui.

According to the present invention, the user is displayed on the screen of the driver, the shape of the folded printed product and can be determined with reference, can easily print settings.

(Other embodiments)

It explained information processing apparatus (host PC) in another embodiment. In other embodiments, it rotates image driver. Figure 1 1 is a diagram showing an example of an environment including an information processing apparatus definitive in the other embodiments.

1 0, in other embodiments, Ru FIG der illustrating how pseudo sided embodiment.

Further, in an example of the printer connection environment of FIG. 1 in which the present invention is used, the printer R01 having the single-sided printing function for printing, R02 servers such as DHCP, R04 and R03 their is a Interview one The one PC it represents respectively. Further, FIG. 1. 2 shows an example of a proc diagram of a hardware environment for pseudo single-sided printing to perform this invention. In the figure, reference numeral T01 is a central processing unit for calculation and control (CPU).

Code T03, when the pseudo double-sided printing is performed, a R AM the work area for execution region, and the program driver program is loaded is ensured. Sign-T04 is a keyboard with one soil with a key for the operator to perform an operation and Deda input. Code T05 is Pointe queuing device such as a mouse for performing an instruction operation by moving clip and button displayed on the display T06 Kusuru, or the cursor. Code T07 is a storage device for storing the driver of the present invention (hard disk (HD)). Code T08 is a bus connecting one another the respective devices phases in the execution system. The driver program is read from the RAMT03, executed by CPUT01.

Users in PC · R 0 4 shown in FIG. 1 1, activates the driver program (hereinafter referred to as the driver) during printing in FIG. 1 4 S01. Then, Te smell in the page (FIGS. 1 to 3) relating to the layout of the setting sheet is a gong I server screen, the user is, if you use the pseudo two-sided function in the sheet (U01 of FIGS. 1 to 3), "pseudo two-sided button" put a check in. In this case the driver operates the same image is rotated 180 ° with respect to the printer (Fig. 1 4 S02) so as to print. At this time, the driver depending on whether the folding down or folded after having been instructed by the user to determine whether to rotate the second image or rotate the first image. Then, the image rotated 180 ° towards determined, and transmits the combined with better image not rotated to the printer as a single image. Printer (image forming apparatus) prints the image data after binding. Users which can realize a pseudo-sided printing by folio. Here, a method of connecting an image and image the image is rotated 180 ° to be printed is to combine both on the data is a method of generating a single image. As another way to connect the image image rotated 180 ° to the image to be printed, it may be the following method. Doraino instructs the image to the printer to print on roll paper, Further, after completion of printing of the first image, without operating the cutter (without Katsuhito roll paper), the second image after printing, by operating the cutter may be a method that instructs to Katsuhito the roll.

In other embodiments, that the printer body is to control the pseudo-need not have the firmware (software) to understand the setting of duplex printing, the force Limiter Luca roll paper be combined into one image in the driver side in can be realized.

According to claim 8 and 1 6 of the present invention, duplex printing function in the printer body is free without having the user can obtain a pseudo double-sided printed material. In addition, it leaves in the implementation need not have the software to the printer body to understand the set of pseudo two-sided printing.

According to the present invention, can be instructed to place the same image on each side of the printed matter, the case of disposing the same images on each side, the number of times the same image to the image forming apparatus from the host PC there is an effect that even it is not necessary also sent a number of times. INDUSTRIAL APPLICABILITY The present invention is an ink 'di We not limited to preparative ¾ printer, is an effective invention to the printing press of an electrophotographic printer or other printing method.

This application claims the priority of which was filed Japanese Patent Application No. 2 005-335955 on 1 January 2 1, 2005, with reference to the contents of a part of this application it is intended.

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1. Folding determining means for determining print setting is below or position broke and the printed material that has been selected by the user is at the top to create a printed material, the printing setting said determined at determination means, image processing means for forming a picture image, by changing the facing way of the image obtained by rotating the image depending on whether a position folded the printed material is on the bottom or facing upward,
An image forming apparatus, comprising a printing means for printing images created by the image processing unit to the print medium.
2. The determination unit, when folded substrate locations is determined to be above the image processing means, the top ends of top and bottom of the image to form an image so as to face at the location of folds, said determining means, If broke substrate locations is determined to be lower, the image forming apparatus according to claim 1, feature that land between the top and bottom of the images to form an image so as to face at the location of the fold.
3. Determination means that the print setting to create a printed material of the three-dimensional shape is selected by a user by folding,
Image processing means to create an image corresponding to the determined print settings in the determination means,
An image forming apparatus, comprising a printing means for printing images created by the image processing unit to the print medium.
4. The image processing unit, an image forming apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that superimposes an image on the image showing the position folding.
5. The image processing unit, an image forming apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that it comprises a means for superimposing an image showing the overlap width in the image. .
6. The driver of the image forming apparatus information processing apparatus for instructing printing to the can according to any one of claims 1, 4, and 5, characterized in that it comprises a screen displaying the shape of the folded printed products image forming apparatus.
7. The driver has a setting for instructing the replication printing of the same image, if it has been set to direct said replication printing, the image processing means is arranged the same image on each side of the printed matter image image type forming apparatus according to claim 6, characterized in that to form the.
8. Selecting means for selecting the pseudo-sided printing to the user as a print setting,
Wherein the selection means in accordance with a pseudo duplex printing is selected, the image processing means for creating an image of the images is rotated 1 8 0 degree to be printed,
Processing, characterized in that it comprises an instruction means for instructing the image forming apparatus such that the image and the image in which the image is rotated 1 8 0 degrees to be printed is printed on one record sheet is connected apparatus.
9. Folding determination step of determining whether the print setting is below or position broke and the printed material that has been selected by the user is at the top to create a printed matter of the determination step in the determined print settings, image processing step of forming the images to a position folded the printed matter according to either become lower or become upward, changing the facing how image rotated image,
Method of controlling an image forming apparatus characterized by comprising a printing step of printing an image created by the image processing step to print media.
1 0. The determination step, when folded substrate locations is determined to be above prior Symbol image processing step, the top ends of top and bottom of the image to form an image so as to face at the location of folds, said determining step but when folded substrate locations is determined to be lower, the control method of an image forming apparatus according to claim 9 in which the land between the top and bottom of the image and forming an image so as to face in the position of the fold .
1 1. Determination step of determining that the print setting to create a printed material of the three-dimensional shape is selected Ri by the user by folding,
More image processing E for creating an image corresponding to the determination step in the determined print settings,
Method of controlling an image forming apparatus characterized by comprising a printing step of printing an image created by the image processing step to print media.
1 2. The image processing step, the control method of the image forming apparatus according to any one of claims 9 1 1, feature that superimposes an image indicating the position of folding in the image.
1 3. The image processing step, control method of an image forming apparatus according to any one of the Rukoto to have a means for superimposing an image showing the overlap width in the image from the claim 9, wherein 1 2.
1 4. The driver of the image forming apparatus information processing apparatus for instructing printing to the can according to any one of claims 9, characterized in that it comprises a screen displaying the shape of the folded printed matter 1 3 the method of controlling an image forming apparatus. .
1 5. The driver has a setting for instructing the replication printing of the same image, if it has been set to direct said replication printing, the image processing step is to place the same image on each side of the print product the method of images forming apparatus according to claim 1 4, characterized in that to form an image.
1 6. Selecting step to select a pseudo-sided printing to the user as a print setting, in response to said selected process by the pseudo two-sided printing is selected, create an image by rotating 1 8 0 degrees images to be printed image processing step of,
Processing, characterized in that it comprises an instruction means for instructing the image forming apparatus such that the image and the image in which the image is rotated 1 8 0 degrees to be printed is printed on one record sheet is connected method of controlling the apparatus.
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