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US20140347416 METHOD FOR DETERMINING PIXEL DROPOUT  
A technique is described for determining pixel dropout in a printhead that has a plurality of print elements arrayed along an axis. In the technique, a dataset of integrated intensity values, in...
US20130002752 Invoice Amount Calculation Method, Invoice amount Calculation Device, and Printer Invoicing System  
A manufacturer server 110 that calculates an invoice amount for an inkjet printer has a billing status acquisition unit 342 that acquires billing status information including actual print volume...
US20110304668 COLOR CONSISTENCY FOR A MULTI-PRINTHEAD SYSTEM  
A printing system using multiple printheads maintains color consistency between the printheads by printing a first color patch (102) with a first color with a plurality of printheads (30) at a...
US20050110822 Printing medium discriminator and inkjet printer including the same  
An inkjet printer including a printing medium discriminator discriminates a type of a sheet of paper. The printing medium discriminator includes a media sensor separated by a predetermined height...
US20120194601 Oil Reservoir with Float Level Sensor  
A drum maintenance system for use in an imaging device includes a reservoir for the storage of release agent used by the drum maintenance unit. The reservoir includes a bottle, an end cap, and a...
US20130027461 METHOD OF CHARACTERIZING ARRAY OF RESISTIVE HEATERS  
A method of characterizing an array of resistive heaters, a first resistive heater of the array having a nominal sheet resistance, a first nominal length and a first nominal width, the method...
US20080180478 Non-user-initiated preventative maintenace modes for inkjet-printing device  
One or more preventative maintenance mode parameters for an inkjet-printing device having an inkjet-printing mechanism are determined based on a water loss rate of water from ink within the device...
US20140035992 AUTOMATED HIGH PERFORMANCE WAVEFORM DESIGN BY EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHM  
A method can include receiving an initial waveform and generating, testing, and evaluating the performance of an initial child set of waveforms based on an initial parent set of waveforms from the...
US20140209020 MOBILE PRINTING APPARATUS AND PRINTED REFERENCE MARKS  
A mobile printing apparatus includes a chassis; a first wheel rotatably mounted on the chassis; a second wheel rotatably mounted on the chassis; a motor for rotating the first wheel; an encoder...
US20080129774 PRINTER CAPABLE OF CORRECTING PRINTING DEVIATION USING ONE-WAY PRINTING AND METHOD FOR THE SAME  
A printer performs one-way printing for outputting a test pattern as an actual pattern having printing deviation. An optical detector then scans the actual pattern in the same direction as the...
US20070109339 Alignment method for hand-operated printer  
A method of printing multiple swaths with a hand-operated printer having a target sight includes printing at least one alignment mark for a subsequent print swath during a printing of a current...
US20080259112 Printing device having supply of colorant that is non-refillable and at least substantially non-removable from end user perspective  
A printing device includes a supply of colorant that is non-refillable from an end user perspective and that is at least substantially non-removable from the printing device from the end user...
US20130201244 COLOR ANALYSIS  
Techniques related to color analysis are disclosed herein. In an example, substrate locations on a printed pattern are selected based on a set of measurements related to substrate-height. Further,...
US20110157273 METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE CHARACTER WIDTH OF CHARACTERS CONSTRUCTED FROM PRINTED DOTS IN A PRINTING OR COPYING DEVICE  
In a method to determine a character width of characters from printed dots in a printing or copying device the printed dots are generated at a location of individual printed elements of a print...
US20060125867 Printing system  
It is an object of the invention, where image file(s) are sent directly to printer(s) from digital camera(s) or other such peripheral equipment and printing of same is automatically carried out...
US20080074459 METHOD AND PRINTING SYSTEM FOR VERIFYING AND COMPENSATING SKEWNESS OF A PRINTHEAD  
A printing system outputs an alignment pattern using a printhead where its skewness is to be calibrated. The skewness of the printhead can be detected according to the pattern match of the...
US20060012625 PRINT SYSTEM CAPABLE OF DETECTING AN ABNORAML PRINT CONDITION  
A print system includes a print module for printing an image, a motor module for driving the print module, a detecting module for detecting a physical parameter of a component of the print system,...
US20110074861 COLOR TO COLOR REGISTRATION TARGET  
A method for calibrating a multi-color inkjet printing system includes using a 3×2 test target array. The test target includes printing a first color three times in which two of the three colors...
US20050225587 Method and imaging device for adjusting a printing head  
Positioning a printing head of a printing press in which marks are applied on a support that is detected by sensors and as a consequence, the printing head is adjusted, the marks being applied on...
US20100315461 SENSOR CALIBRATION FOR ROBUST CROSS-PROCESS REGISTRATION MEASUREMENT  
Systems and methods are provided for calibrating a sensory array to ensure a robust cross-process registration measurement. The calibration is implemented using a calibration step that determines...
US20150049139 COLOR ANALYSIS  
Techniques related to printing are described herein. According to an example, color patches are to be printed on a substrate. The substrate can be positioned on a substrate support for operation...
US20090213167 PRINTING DEVICE  
A printing device includes: a print head configured to perform printing of information by discharging ink onto a recording medium while moving in a main scanning direction; and a linear encoder...
US20130271522 MONITORING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MONITORING MARKING ELEMENTS OF A MARKING HEAD  
The invention relates to a monitoring device for monitoring marking elements of a marking head. The inventive device is characterized in that it comprises a detector for recording detected...
US20050104921 Drive waveform-determining device, electrooptical device, and electronic equipment  
A drive waveform-determining device is configured and arranged to determine an exact drive waveform for a droplet discharge device with minimal trials. The drive waveform-determining device uses...
US20120013674 Virtual Pen Calibration  
A method for pen drop weight calibration includes altering an image prior to printing based on the difference in printing performance of a first pen and a second pen to produce altered image data,...
US20090027439 Non-volatile memory data integrity validation  
The present disclosure relates to a replaceable printing component for use in a printing system including print mechanism configured to receive the replaceable printing component. The replaceable...
US20080170097 Method of estimating alignment  
The invention relates to a method of estimating the alignment in the printing medium direction between a first and a second pen of a printing system having a scan axis, whereby: the first,...
US20050062780 Print mechanism utilizing an optical imaging sensor to sense the print medium  
A print mechanism and method for sensing the print medium are disclosed. The print mechanism includes a print head assembly, actuator, and controller. The print head assembly includes a position...
US20090141067 PRINTING DEVICE AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORD MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM THEREFOR  
An inkjet printing device comprises an inkjet print head, a carriage on which the print head is mounted and which moves to and fro in a main scan direction while facing a sheet, a detector unit...
US20110261105 INDICATION OF PRINT MEDIA QUALITY TO PRINTER USERS  
A printing system for indicating print media quality to printer users includes a printing assembly configured to route print media along a pathway for printing. In an example, the system includes,...
US20090033706 MEASURING METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT TO DETERMINE THE PLAY OF AN INK JET CARTRIDGE PIVOT UNIT  
A measuring arrangement and measurement method determine the play of a cartridge pivot unit of an inkjet printing system that has at least one stop for the cartridge pivot unit. The cartridge...
US20060085279 Cartridge ordering management method and apparatus  
A cartridge ordering management apparatus and method usable with an image forming apparatus. The method includes: managing cartridge order information which includes cartridge identification of...
US20050134625 Printing system, printer host and printing program product  
A printing system for printing on a label of a record medium performs printing in one of at least two printing modes, to improve usability in high quality printing. The printing system comprises a...
US20140210886 SENSOR POSITIONING SYSTEM  
A sensor positioning system including a moveable sensor holder having a following surface, the sensor holder configured to hold an optical sensor at a selected distance from the following surface,...
US20070229569 Printer carriage jam or stall detection  
Carriage jams in a printer are detected by monitoring a centrally mounted home flag sensor. The flag is molded integral with, or attached to the print head carriage. An interruptive optical sensor...
US20080266348 PRINTING APPARATUS  
The present invention aims to obtain preferable correction values to correct the conveying error of a conveying roller in accordance with the size of a printing medium, even when the conveying...
US20060083521 Supply status indicator  
A device has a consumable device component. A supply status indicator indicates a status of the consumable device component to at least one of a first host computer and the device. The supply...
US20050018006 Method of determining missing nozzles in an inkjet printer  
A method of determining missing nozzles in an inkjet printer involving: printing a rectangular test pattern on a printing paper by using each nozzle or each group of nozzles of a printhead, and...
US20090027438 DETERMINING ENCODER STRIP EXPANSION  
A system is provided that includes an encoder strip having encoder markings, first and second optical encoders positioned at a fixed distance from one another on a substrate and, responsive to...
US20140247301 LIQUID EJECTION DEVICE, INSPECTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM  
A liquid ejection device comprising a plurality of ejection parts for ejecting liquid in cavities, an inspection part for inspecting the ejection parts. The ejection parts are classified into a...
US20070091137 Printer calibration method  
A method of calibrating a printing apparatus comprising: providing a printing apparatus with a mobile printhead, the printhead being mobile along a scanning direction, the printhead comprising a...
US20090135220 Off-line printhead inspection and recovery unit for production piezo ink jet architectures  
A method and apparatus for printhead inspection and recovery in an ink jet printing system includes a modular printhead assembly disposed within the printing system for on-line printing operation....
US20120075378 QUANTITATION AND ANALYSIS OF DROPLETS EJECTED FROM AN INKJET DEVICE  
A method for determining either the mass of one or more drops dispensed from an inkjet dispensing device or the concentration of dissolved solutes form one or more drops of a liquid of interest...
US20090167810 INKJET PRINTER CRADLE  
An inkjet printer cradle including a body complementary to a removable inkjet cartridge of a type having a pagewidth printhead and an ink supply; and an integrated circuit assembly arranged to...
US20050248605 Jet printer calibration  
A jet printer is disclosed that features, in one general aspect, a plurality of detectors responsive to attributes of fluid drops emitted by a jet printing nozzle, and a statistical processing...
US20090033705 Interactive Printer/Scanner  
A printer comprises: a feed mechanism and a printhead assembly. The printhead assembly comprises: a printhead for printing a position-coding pattern onto a surface and a scanhead for scanning a...
US20090256881 Inkjet Printer Control  
A printing speed for printing an image using an inkjet printer is determined. Information regarding a measure of the nozzle firing quality of the printer as a function of printing speed and in...
US20090141068 Test-Pattern Forming Method, Computer Readable Medium for Forming A Test-Pattern, And Printer  
A method of forming a test pattern in a printer, wherein the printer may include at least one liquid discharge head including a nozzle plate, and the nozzle plate has a plurality of nozzles formed...
US20090201331 PRINTING METHOD, PRINTING SYSTEM AND METH0D FOR DETERMINING CORRECTION VALUE  
A medium is carried to a predetermined position in a carrying direction. A first pattern is formed on the medium with nozzles on the carrying direction upstream side of a nozzle row constituted by...
US20080012892 PRINTING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, PRINTING SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM  
When the condition information of a printing apparatus contains a plurality of error/warning information, the printing apparatus determines the priority orders of the error/warning information and...