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STATIC PRESENTATION PROCESSING (E.G., PROCESSING DATA FOR PRINTER, ETC.)

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358 - Facsimile and static presentation processing

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
358100150 Communication 3814
358100900 Attribute control 2551
358100130 Emulation or plural modes 1146
358100140 Data corruption, power interruption, or print prevention 685
358100200 Size, resolution, or scale control 283
358100160 Memory 282
358100180 Detail of image placement or content 219
358100120 Detail of medium positioning (e.g., movement to or from presentation location of medium, etc.) 127
358100800 Dot matrix array (e.g., printheads, etc.) 95
358100600 Specific to image source 94
358100500 Position or velocity determined 93
358100110 Character or font 50
358100400 Plural marking means 15
358100700 Flying dot (e.g., laser beam, etc.) 8
358100300 Plotter 4
20080285061Image forming apparatus, image forming method and computer readable information recording medium - An image forming apparatus transfers plot data stored in a first storing part of a side of a controller to a side of a writing engine. A second storing part temporarily stores the plot data from said first storing part. When data stored in the second storing part reaches a data amount to be previously stored in order that continuous transfer of the plot data to the side of the writing engine from the second storing part is available at a predetermined transfer rate, even when a predetermined delay occurs in a transfer operation of the plot data from the first storing part to the second storing part, reading of the plot data from the second storing part is started for starting image forming operation.11-20-2008
20090033952IMAGE PLOTTING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PLOTTING METHOD - An image plotting apparatus capable of minimizing displacement between each partial image plotted sequentially. While a table (02-05-2009
20110242552PAGE DESCRIPTION DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, PAGE DESCRIPTION DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - With respect to an object that strokes a path existing in page description data, the position of a start point of a line element formed along the path is estimated based on a path construction operator and a dotted line pattern determining operator. If the distance between the start point and an end point of the path is equal to or less than a prescribed threshold value, the position of the end point of the path is changed to another position along the path in order to increase the distance.10-06-2011
20080239332PRINTER-PLOTTER - A printer-plotter includes a guide rail, a first head, a second head, a driving device, a first connecting mechanism and a second connecting mechanism. The guide rail extends in a longitudinal direction. The first head is supported by the guide rail and movable along the longitudinal direction. The second head is supported by the guide rail and movable independently of the first head along the longitudinal direction. The driving device includes a driving force transmitting member and a driving mechanism configured to move the driving force transmitting member. The first connecting mechanism is configured to detachably connect the first head to the driving force transmitting member. The second connecting mechanism is configured to detachably connect the second head to the driving force transmitting member.10-02-2008
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20080259359IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - The present invention provides an image processing apparatus, and an image processing method, which can reproduce an edge portion with a high resolution in a high resolution raster image, and suppress image degradation such as a jaggy, while suppressing processing cost. In the present invention, an image processing part divides image data of raster data into blocks of M×N pixels (M, N are integers of 1 or more and also at least one of M and N is an integer of 2 or more). Then, the part performs color rounding processing in the block and counts the number of colors in the block. Subsequently, when the number of colors existing in the block is two, the part acquires shape information about arrangement of the two colors. Then, the part stores the shape information and color information for a first color and color information for a second color.10-23-2008
20080259358Display Material Provision - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for provision to customers of display material without intervention by an attendant. It is known to dispense material to attendees and prospective customers at meetings, exhibitions, conferences and commodity or product shows of all kinds, in an anonymous fashion from unattended literature racks and the like. The material to be dispensed usually comprises brochures, pamphlets and other printed material describing the item of interest which attracted the potential customer or attendee. It is not always possible to have a human attendant present, and even if one or more attendants are present, it may not be possible to meet the instant needs of a large crowd. The present invention seeks to provide means whereby the needs of every individual can be met, whether or not a human attendant is present, whilst allowing the attendee the choice of remaining anonymous or not. In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a point of display document dispenser comprising: coupling means for accepting coupling of a portable electronic memory device to said point of display dispenser; detection means for detecting when a portable electronic memory device is coupled with said coupling means and providing output indicative thereof; and data transfer means, operative, on the condition that said detecting means has provided said output, to transfer an electronic copy of a document in an associated memory means to the portable memory device or to receive an identification address.10-23-2008
20100073692PRINT PREVIEW WITH PAGE NUMBERING FOR MULTIPLE PAGES PER SHEET - A sheet preview system generates a print preview of a sheet that has a layout specifying a position and orientation for each page. To generate the print preview of the sheet, the sheet preview system displays a representation of the sheet that includes an image of each page of the sheet. The sheet preview system positions and orients the images in accordance with the layout of the sheet. The sheet preview system then displays in association with each displayed image of a page the page number of that page. The sheet preview system may orient the page number of the page in accordance with the orientation of the page.03-25-2010
20100046009SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DOCUMENT PROCESSING HAVING PEER DEVICE DISCOVERY AND JOB ROUTING - The subject application is directed to a document processing device, system, and method having peer device feature discovery and job routing. Electronic document data is received from an associated document processing device, which electronic document data includes data corresponding to an electronic document and instruction data corresponding to a desired document processing operation associated with the document. Data corresponding to available features of the document processing device is compared relative to received instruction data. A prompt is generated to a second document processing device based upon the output of the comparison indicating that the document processing device has insufficient capabilities for performing the desired operation. Response data is received from the second device corresponding to capabilities of the second document processing device relative to the desired operation, and the electronic document data is routed to the second device in accordance with received response data.02-25-2010
20090015847PRINTER-INITIATED PRINTING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A printing method that allows a user to initiate printing of files on a host computer from the printer side with one or more button touches. The user initiates printing from the printer using one or more buttons, such as a dedicated easy print button. The printer sends a data request to the host computer. A printer monitoring program on the host computer receives and responds to printer requests. Upon receiving the data request from the printer, the host computer finds the most active application window (the window on top of all other windows), calls the application's default printing setting, generates a printing task for the most active opened file, and sends it to the printer. The printer prints the file received from the host computer. Other printing modes are also possible, such as printing all opened files in the most active application, etc.01-15-2009
20090185198IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus including: a plurality of medium trays to stack a print medium having an image formed thereon by an image forming unit; a driving source to momentarily apply a direction switching signal; a selector to select a carrying path of the print medium having the image formed thereon, the carrying path directing the print medium to one of the plurality of medium trays; and a switch unit connected to the driving source to set a position of the selector in order to direct the print medium along the carrying path according to the direction switching signal. Accordingly, power is only used momentarily to direct the print medium to a medium tray from among a plurality of medium trays.07-23-2009
20100157318CREATION AND PLACEMENT OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL BARCODE STAMPS ON PRINTED DOCUMENTS FOR STORING AUTHENTICATION INFORMATION - A document authenticating method is disclosed by which a plurality of two-dimensional barcode stamps are generated and printed on a back side of the document forming a pre-defined special pattern. The barcode stamps collectively encode the content of the document to be used for document authentication. Each barcode stamp encodes linking information indicating the position of the next barcode stamp. An index barcode may be printed on the front side of the document which encodes the position information for all of the barcode stamps on the back side.06-24-2010
20090091770IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND IMAGE DISPLAY PROGRAM - An image display apparatus connected to a printer, for displaying an image to be printed by the printer, includes display section for displaying taken image data as a thumbnail, control section for generating edited image data by editing the taken image data selected by a user and generating an additional thumbnail of the edited image data, and select section for selecting a taken image displayed on the display means to be edited, an editing operation for the taken image, and a print image. As the taken image is edited, the control means displays the additional thumbnail of the edited image data in addition to a thumbnail of the taken image data on the display means to allow each of the thumbnail and the additional thumbnail to be selected as the print image.04-09-2009
20130057875SWITCHING POWER SOURCE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - In a switching power source, in a state where a second voltage smaller than a first voltage is output from an output unit by intermittently driving a switching unit, the switching unit changes a number of driving times of the switching unit for each driving cycle when the switching unit is intermittently driven.03-07-2013
20090002725Handicap accessible office products - This is a system which is adapted to make it easier for a wheelchair occupant to operate a marking system. There is a lowering device that lowers the module or modules to a location convenient to the wheelchair user. The modules ideally are on the same vertical plane or to a low plane selected by the user. Also, there is a horizontally positioning device that can move the modules to any preferable location.01-01-2009
20120218566IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An image forming apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires image data expressing an image region included in an image with a first value and a background region included in the image with a second value; a segmenting unit that segments the image region into multiple segments arranged in a fast scanning direction; a converting unit that converts a value of at least one of the segments into the second value; an output unit that generates an image signal on the basis of the image data and outputs the image signal; an exposure unit that exposes a charged image bearing member to light according to the output image signal by scanning the light thereto in the fast scanning direction so as to form a latent image; and a developing unit that forms the image by developing the latent image using an invisible toner that absorbs infrared light or ultraviolet light.08-30-2012
20080266578IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, WORKFLOW TESTING METHOD AND WORKFLOW TESTING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus comprising: a test data generator that generates test data instead of actual data entered for executing a workflow consisting of a plurality of unit works, if an instruction is given to test the workflow; a test process executor that executes a test process by processing the generated test data according to parameters for executing the unit works; a test process suspender that suspends the test process if a trouble happens during the test process; a notifier that notifies a user of a trouble if it happens during the test process; a parameter modifier that is capable of modifying the parameters if the test process is suspended due to the trouble; and a test process resuming portion that resumes the test process after the parameters are modified.10-30-2008
20120099123IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - In an image forming apparatus, deterioration of images is suppressed when distortions of scanning lines of a plurality of light sources are corrected. Image data is corrected each in a sub-scanning direction corresponding to the plurality of light sources, in accordance with distortion characteristics of the scanning lines of the plurality of light sources, for each of divided regions, common to a plurality of light sources, divided in a main-scanning direction, and the plurality of light sources are driven based on the image data each corrected corresponding to the plurality of light sources.04-26-2012
20120099122INVERSE MASK GENERATING PRINTER AND PRINTER MODULE - An inverse mask image generating printer and printer module are provided. In one aspect, an inverse mask image generating module has an input adapted to receive the image data for an image to be printed said image data having color data for a first set of colors used in a first color model; an inverse mask image processor generating an inverse mask image using color data for one of the first set of colors; and an output providing the inverse mask image for use by a print engine. The inverse mask image is generated based upon the color data for a selected one of the first set of colors so that the inverse mask image can be generated without first determining color separation toner images that define amounts of color toner to be applied to form the elements of the image.04-26-2012
20120099121METHODS FOR GENERATING AN INVERSE MASK - Methods for generating an inverse mask image are provided. In one aspect, image data is determined for an image to be printed said image data having color data for a first set of colors used in a first color model; and, an inverse mask toner image is generated using color data for one of the first set of colors. The inverse mask image is generated based upon the color data for a selected one of the first set of colors so that the inverse mask pattern can be generated without first determining of color separation toner images that define amounts of color toner to be applied to a receiver to form the image.04-26-2012
20110286011IMAGE PRINTING APPARATUS, IMAGE PRINTING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A risk of a disadvantage was caused where the entire face of an image subjected to an interpolation or thinning processing causes an increased boundary length between a region including pixels (printing region) and a region not including pixels (paper background region) or causes a broken texture in the image. To prevent this, a transition area is provided in the image so that only the transition area can be subjected to an interpolation or thinning processing.11-24-2011
20080266579Tag label editing apparatus and tag label producing apparatus - A PC capable of editing the print content to be printed by a print head on a cover film to which a base tape in which an RFID circuit element comprising an IC circuit part that stores information and a loop antenna that transmits and receive information is affixed, the PC comprising a display part that determines a printable area of the print head on the cover film and to display a print image to be printed by the print head on the RFID label to be produced and a disposed area of the RFID circuit element in the RFID label to be produced.10-30-2008
20090207423INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - In an information processing apparatus which incorporates a plurality of arithmetic units and a plurality of storage units, power consumption in a power saving mode is reduced, and a return time required to return from the power saving mode to a normal power mode is shortened. With this invention, in an information processing method in an information processing apparatus which incorporates a plurality of CPUs and a plurality of RAMs, when a condition required to transit to the power saving mode is satisfied, each CPU stores information associated with an operation state of an active program in one RAM, and turns off the power supply to devices except for the one RAM.08-20-2009
20090284761Systems And Methods For Customized Printing And Cutting Of A Polymer Substrate - A system has an interactive user interface configured to receive image and cutting pattern selections from a user, a printing device configured to print the image selection to a polymer substrate, and a cutting device configured to cut the polymer substrate according to the cutting pattern selection.11-19-2009
20080212109Integrated data scanning, processing and printing system for pre-instructing a print job output - A data processing system includes a data processing machine having at least one processor and at least one printer command key. A printer includes at least one processor. A workstation has at least one processor. The processors communicate with one another. At least one processor has a set of programmable instructions configured for execution thereof for receiving pre-instructions via the at least one printer command key to request print results of a scan of input data to the data processing machine prior to scanning of the input data. The processors may request a print job output by the printer of the results from the data processing of the input data by the data processing machine and printing of the results by the printer. A corresponding method includes pre-instructing the machine to request the print results prior to scanning of the input data.09-04-2008
20080239329System and method for image thumbnail/preview on an image processing device - An image processing device and method for modifying images on an image processing device including a scanner configured to produce an image of at least one document having multiple pages, a communications interface configured to connect the image processing device to a server via a network, a display unit configured to display a preview image or a thumbnail image of at least one of the pages of the scanned document and a user interface configured to display a selectable graphical indicia corresponding to at least one operation for modifying the preview image or the at least one image of the scanned document.10-02-2008
20080239330Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus and computer-readable medium - An image processing apparatus includes a reception unit, a first character recognition unit, a reduction processing unit, a second character recognition unit, a status detecting unit and a process content changing unit. The reception unit receives image information. The first character recognition unit recognizes character information from the image information received. The reduction processing unit performs a reduction process for the image information received. The second character recognition unit recognizes character information from the image information for which the reduction processing unit performs the reduction process. The status detecting unit detects a relation between the character information recognized by the first character recognition unit and the character information recognized by the second character recognition unit. The process content changing unit changes a process content of the reduction process performed by the reduction processing unit, according to the relation detected by the status detecting unit.10-02-2008
20090002724BANDING PROFILE ESTIMATOR USING MULTIPLE SAMPLING INTERVALS - A method of integrating multiple sampling interval image data with timing information from a defect once-around sensor and the machine page sync signals to estimate a banding profile. By augmenting the sampling interval data with the timing data, proper phasing of each frequency over each sampling interval can be maintained. Specifically, when the data over the multiple intervals is taken, the defect source once-around signal and the page sync signals are also recorded. The combination of this information allows the algorithm to extract phase and amplitude information of banding defects from the sampling intervals using a new matched-filter based parameter estimation algorithm. Estimated banding profiles are then generated from the known frequencies, and the estimated amplitude and phase values.01-01-2009
20080278734DIGITAL PAPER-ENABLED PRODUCTS AND METHODS RELATING TO SAME - A digital paper-enabled product includes digital paper with a digital pattern that spatially cooperates with one or more features or boundaries printed on the pattern. More specifically, a system cooperating with the product may include spatial information systems that manage the features or boundaries and communicates with a writing instrument that was used to effect changes to the digital paper-enabled product. In one embodiment, the digital paper-enabled product may take the form of a sheet of digital paper bearing a digital pattern and where action icons (e.g. user intended actions) and/or features (e.g. such as map features) or a spatial reference frame are printed onto the digital pattern and where at least one action palette is printed onto the digital pattern, correlated therewith, and usable to effect changes to the product. Other embodiments include a method of making the digital-enabled product, a method of processing information obtained from the digital paper-enabled product, and a method of using the digital paper-enabled product.11-13-2008
20080239328Mechanism for Speculative Printing - A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving a request regarding a first document, retrieving a second document from a cache, the second document having a pre-existing relationship with the first document, extracting data from the second document image data, applying image processing to the first document using the extracted data from the second document image data to create a third document and printing the third document.10-02-2008
20090190142Method And System For Connecting A Data Storage Device To A Kiosk - A system includes a docking port with at least one moveable member for releasably engaging any of a plurality of different data storage devices; at least one data connector disposed adjacent the docking port; and an optical recognition device for locating a data port on the data storage device. The optical recognition device controls relative movement between the data storage device and connector such that the data storage device and connector are automatically interfaced by the system. A method of operating a photo print kiosk includes engaging a data storage device in a docking port having at least one moveable member for securing the data storage device in the docking port; detecting a data port of the data storage device; and automatically interfacing the data port with a matching connector of a plurality of connectors in the kiosk through relative movement of the data storage device and the matching connector.07-30-2009
20090185199IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus is provided for performing image formation by developing an electrostatic latent image formed on an image bearing member using a recording material. The apparatus includes an input unit configured to input a color image to be formed, a specifying unit configured to specify an important color of the input color image, and a patch setting unit configured to set a patch on the basis of the important color. The apparatus also includes a calorimetric measurement unit configured to calorimetrically measure a developed patch obtained by developing an electrostatic latent image of the patch formed on the image bearing member, and a calibration unit configured to perform calibration on the basis of the calorimetric value obtained by the calorimetric measurement unit.07-23-2009
20090185197Control Of Motors In An Image Forming Device - The present application is directed to methods and devices for controlling a motor in an image forming device by sensing the amount of current applied to the motor. One embodiment includes a power supply operatively connected to a controller. The power supply provides an electrical current to a motor, and the amount of current is measured. The controller monitors the amount of current and determines an operating condition of the motor based on the current. The controller may then continue to allow the power supply to provide the electrical current to the motor, or may shut off the current based on the operating condition. The controller may also monitor a timer to determine how long the power supply has provided current to the motor. In one embodiment, the controller may use both the signal and monitored time to determine the operating condition of the motor.07-23-2009
20080316507Printing apparatus and printing method thereof - The invention provides a printing apparatus. The printing apparatus is used for printing a content to be printed on an object. A surface of the object-includes a non-printable area. The printing apparatus includes a scanning/retrieving module, an adjusting module, and a printing module. The scanning/retrieving module is used for scanning the surface of the object and retrieving the position information of the non-printable area. The adjusting module is used for adjusting the content to be printed to generate an adjusted content based on the position information. The printing module is used for printing the adjusted content on the printable area of the surface. The printable area is different from the non-printable area.12-25-2008
20090051940DATA PROCESSING DEVICE, INK JET PRINTING SYSTEM AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD - To enable the printing in which it is difficult for the dot to stand out and it is difficult for the gradation sequence properties to be degraded. Therefore, among plural dots each having a different size, the binary processing is carried out by using the same first dot arrangement pattern in regard to the large and medium-sized dots and the binary processing is carried out by using a dot arrangement pattern different from the first dot arrangement pattern in regard to the small-sized dots.02-26-2009
20090079999IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND PULSE GENERATING METHOD - An image forming apparatus records an image on a transported recording medium. The apparatus includes a transportation unit that transports the recording medium and a recording unit that records the image on the recording medium. An encoder outputs an encoder signal including pulses according to a position of the transportation unit. A measurement unit measures a pulse period of the encoder signal, and the measured pulse period is stored by a storage unit. A detection unit detects pulse omission of the encoder signal on the basis of the value measured by the measurement unit. A pulse generation unit generates a recording timing pulse on the basis of the pulse period when the pulse omission is not detected and generates the recording timing pulse on the basis of the pulse period stored in the storage unit and measured before the pulse omission when the pulse omission is detected.03-26-2009
20110228284IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, ELECTRIC APPARATUS, AND RECORDING CONTROL METHOD - A disclosed image forming apparatus includes a recording unit which records image data on a recording medium; a first spread spectrum clock generator receiving a first clock signal, providing the first clock signal with frequency diffusion to have a first predetermined frequency diffusion width, and outputting a second clock signal; a PLL circuit outputting a third clock signal synchronously oscillating at a frequency obtained by multiplying the frequency of the first clock signal; an image processing unit receiving the third clock signal, and outputting the processed image data in synchronism with the third clock signal; a speed conversion unit receiving the second and third clock signals, and receiving and outputting the image data in synchronism with the second clock signal; and09-22-2011
20090109448ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE IMAGE DEVELOPING CARRIER, ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE IMAGE DEVELOPER, ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE IMAGE DEVELOPER CARTRIDGE, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An electrostatic charge image developing carrier includes: a magnetic particle; and a resin coating layer that covers a surface of the magnetic particle with a resin, the resin coating layer containing an acid having a cyclic diterpene structure and either of carbon black or nigrosine dispersed therein.04-30-2009
20090213391IMAGE FORMING DEVICE HAVING MECHANISM FOR DETECTING DETECTION TARGET - An image forming device having a detection assembly that detects a detection target. The detection assembly includes an actuator having a shaft rotatable about its axis, an abutment portion extending from the shaft and pivotally movable upon abutment of the detection target, and a detected portion pivotally movable about the axis. A detection board is supported to a stationary base component and includes a detection unit for detecting the detected portion. The shaft has one end portion supported to the base component, and another end portion supported to the detection board. Relative positional relationship between the actuator and the detection unit is maintained by the direct supporting manner of the shaft by the detection board.08-27-2009
20090219550Interface for Building a Print Container - A method is provided for creating a print container with a series of resident fixed documents. The method opens a user interface (UI). Using the UI, a first plurality of elements stored in memory is selected and a print container is created. The print container preserves a second plurality of elements as separate entities in the print container. For example, a print container may have an element hierarchy of jobs in the print container, fixed documents in a job, and fixed pages in a fixed document may be created. Elements are defined as print containers, fixed documents, application-specific documents, page description language (PDL) documents, extensible markup language (XML) paper specification (XPS) fixed documents, or combinations of the above-mentioned elements. In one aspect, the selected elements are extensible markup language (XML) paper specification (XPS) fixed documents, which are preserved as separate entities in an XPS container.09-03-2009
20090219551Tape Printing Apparatus, Data Processing Method For Tape Printing Apparatus, Printing System, Data Processing Method For Printing System, Computer Program And Storage Medium - Basic image data serving as a source of print image data is stored. The loading of a special tape is detected when the print image based on the print image data is printed on the special tape having a particular non-printing area. The print image data is generated and then printed with non-printing area image data out of the basic image data masked.09-03-2009
20090244553IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing system according to the invention is an image processing system including a printer driver-containing apparatus in which a printer driver is included, an image processing apparatus connected to the printer driver-containing apparatus, and a display apparatus connected to the printer driver-containing apparatus and having a display section. The image processing apparatus has a halftone processing unit configured to perform halftone processing of bitmap data, and a halftone setting unit configured to carry out setting of the halftone processing.10-01-2009
20100225932IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An image forming apparatus includes a latent image carrier on which a latent image is formed. The latent image is developed, and the developed image is transferred onto a recording target medium. A fixing section thermally fixes the recording target medium on which the image has been transferred. A storing section stores variation information regarding variation in size of the thermally fixed recording target medium. An image data processing section processes image data for transfer on a first side of the recording target medium based on the variation information. A data outputting section outputs the processed image data for transfer on the first side of the recording target medium and outputs image data for a second side of the recording target medium, which has not been processed by the image data processing section, to transfer the image data on the second side of the recording target medium.09-09-2010
20110058184LEAST SQUARES BASED EXPOSURE MODULATION FOR BANDING COMPENSATION - A method, system, and computer program product for estimating exposure modulation in an image printing system is disclosed. The method includes determining a banding profile for an image printing system by a processor; determining an adjusted exposure modulation profile based on the banding profile using a least squares estimation by the processor; and printing an output based on the adjusted exposure profile.03-10-2011
20080316508ONLINE ASSOCIATION OF A DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH WITH AN INDICATOR - The present invention relates to an online method for associating an image with an indicator. The method includes the step of storing a captured image in the clipboard of a server. A selection tool selects an association operator from a number of possible operators of a printed toolbar. The method further includes the step of selecting, with the selection tool, the indicator on a printed page to associate the captured image in the clipboard with the selected indicator.12-25-2008
20080231868INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND DRIVER CONTROL METHOD - An image processing apparatus includes a driver control unit configured to perform processing relating to uninstallation or updating of a driver associated with a device, and a relay unit configured to switch a storage destination of device configuration information which has been transmitted from the device associated with the driver to another storage destination in response to switch information, and to store the device configuration information in the other storage destination.09-25-2008
20090323085Method and system for improving the output quality of image forming devices - The invention describes a method and system for improving the output quality of an image forming device. The method and system enable the image forming device to generate and display notifications to a user. The notifications provide possible suggestions to the user to improve the output quality of the documents to be processed. The image forming device generates the notifications, based on the properties of the document to be processed.12-31-2009
20090190143IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Based on whether image formation is to be performed on an one side or both sides of record paper, and on whether image data concerning image formation is image data of an one-sided document or image data of a double-sided document, it is judged whether a blank page or a blank sheet whose both sides are blank pages is included, and image formation is performed excluding said blank page or both sides of the blank sheet based on said judgment result.07-30-2009
20090161124IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A problem of the present invention is to prevent showthrough of a rear side image to a front side image without using any complicated processing at a time of reading out both sides of a document. To solve the problem, an image processing apparatus in accordance with the present invention reads out image information on the front side and rear side of a document; calculates a first background level from the image information on the front side; calculates a second background level by adjusting the first background level according to the first background level calculated and the density of the image information on the rear side; and removes the background of the front side using the second background level.06-25-2009
20090066972Printer having dedicated coded data channel - A printer for printing an interface of visible data and machine-readable coded data onto a surface is provided. The printer has a processor for receiving document data which includes identity data indicative of at least one identity associated with the interface and generating visible and coded data using the document data, and a printhead having a visible ink channel dedicated for printing the visible data and an infrared ink channel exclusively dedicated for printing the coded data.03-12-2009
20090066971Characterization of a Printed Droplet - Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for characterizing the quality of a printed droplet(s) produced by a printer. The analysis of the printed droplet(s) is performed by applying image processing and computational geometric techniques. A report generated from that analysis enables the determination of characteristics of the device that produced the printed droplets.03-12-2009
20090033951Printer and image output apparatus - A printer includes a display displaying an image of predetermined image data selected from a plurality of image data sorted in order; a recording head recording the image of the image data on printing paper; and a plate-shaped operation tab rotatably attached to an attachment surface of a body. Based on a rotation operation to the operation tab detected by a rotary encoder, image data to be image-displayed on the display is switched according to the order of the image data. Consequently, it is possible to provide a printer which can be easily operated even by users not good at operating device when they want to display desired image data among the plural image data.02-05-2009
20090033950PRINTHEAD PRECONDITIONING TRIGGER - Various embodiments relating to initiating preconditioning of a printhead with a trigger prior to receipt of a print command are disclosed.02-05-2009
20110235061METHOD FOR PREPARING A MAIL ITEM INCLUDING AN ENVELOPE - A method for preparing a mail item including an envelope from two rectangular sheets (09-29-2011
20100053641USING BUFFERS TO SUPPORT UNCERTAINTIES IN MARKING ENGINE EXECUTION - A printing system includes at least one marking engine and a paper path which carries sheets of print media to the marking engine from an upstream direction and carries sheets of print media which have been marked by the marking engine in a downstream direction. A buffer system includes a sheet buffer in the paper path downstream of the marking engine and optionally includes another sheet buffer in the paper path upstream of the marking engine. The buffer system allows variability in the residence time of the marking engine to be accommodated by varying the residence time of sheets in the downstream buffer.03-04-2010
20090027696PRINTMODE ARCHITECTURE - A system for generating a print mode is provided. The system includes a print mode file, a printer configuration unit, and a print mode engine. The print mode file includes high-level descriptions of the print mode. The printer configuration unit includes configuration data associated with a printer. The print mode engine is configured to receive the high-level descriptions and the configuration data. The print mode engine generates a print mode based on the high-level descriptions, the configuration data, and halftoned data associated with an image to be printed by the printer.01-29-2009
20090027697System and Method for Conserving Receipt Paper on a Transaction Receipt - The present invention relates generally to a system and method for reducing the amount of paper required to print a standard transaction receipt, and, more particularly, to a system and method for automatically formatting receipt data sent to a receipt printer such that body text can be placed side by side rather than in a vertical row.01-29-2009
20090027698Device and Method for Processing Sheets, Particularly for Printing - A processing device for processing at least one curved passing sheet. The processing device comprises a processing assembly for applying processing to one or more passing sheets, and a feed assembly for passing the sheets by the processing assembly via a non-linear path.01-29-2009
20120120417PRINT SMOOTHNESS ON CLEAR TONER ENABLED SYSTEMS - What is disclosed is a novel system and method for determining an amount of clear toner to be applied to a document image to improve smoothness in an output print rendered using a xerographic device capable of applying clear toner to the image in the image path. Using clear toner to improve smoothness enables a GCR strategy in which more black can be used. This, in turn, decreases the incremental cost for clear toner. The teachings hereof present attractive trade-offs for print shops specializing in color document reproduction and other customers of high-end xerographic devices capable of applying clear toner. Various embodiments are disclosed.05-17-2012
20110249277IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS IN WHICH INTERMEDIATE GRADATION REPRODUCIBILITY IS ENHANCED - A first screen group and a second screen group are stored in an image forming apparatus. In the first screen group, the first region expands with increasing gradation value based on a first rule. In the second screen group, the first region expands with increasing gradation value based on an independent second rule different from the first rule. A screen selector relocates a first portion and a second portion such that the first portion and the second portion are joined by a second region that is not a toner adhesion control target, when the first portion and the second portion are adjacent as a result of the selection of the screen in each unit region of the input image. The first portion includes the screen included in the first screen group, and the second portion includes the screen included in the second screen group.10-13-2011
20080246975Handwritten annotation recognition for copy jobs - A method for annotating pages of a copy job includes scanning pages of a hardcopy document to generate digital image data for a copy job. A template is provided for a user to annotate in a selected region or regions. The template with an annotation applied by a user is scanned. An annotation image is derived from the scanned template and can be incorporated into the pages of the copy job. When printed as a hardcopy, each page of the copy job may thus include an image of the user's handwritten annotations.10-09-2008
20120229819IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes a setting unit and a correcting unit. The setting unit sets a gloss level of an image to be formed by forming plural toner images using a transparent toner and plural color toners having different colors and by fixing the plural toner images onto a recording medium in such a manner that the plural toner images are placed on top of one another on the recording medium. The correcting unit corrects image data defining density values per pixel of the toner images formed using the plural color toners of the respective colors so that a total density value that is a sum of a density value per pixel of the toner image formed using the transparent toner and density values per pixel of the toner images formed using the plural color toners of the respective colors may not exceed a predetermined threshold.09-13-2012
20080252909IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS FOR FORMING IMAGE ON RECORD MEDIUM - A record-medium determining apparatus constituted such that a luminescent light source irradiates modulated light to a surface of a record medium, a part of reflected light by the record medium of this irradiated light is detected by a photodetector, the photodetector changes the detected light into an electric signal, and a signal-intensity detecting device detects intensity of a signal modulated from this electric signal is provided further on an upstream side than a fixing unit of a record-medium conveying path.10-16-2008
20080252910Method and apparatus for managing printing solutions in a local area network - A method of managing printing in an environment with a plurality of workstations and a plurality of printers in one or more networks. Each workstation has a unique ID and each printer has a type and a configuration which is dependent on the unique ID. One or more of the printers is connected to a one of the plurality of workstations. The network also includes a document server and a identification generator. The network polls a workstation when it connects to the network to determine what printers are connected thereto; 10-16-2008
20080239331METHOD OF OPERATING AN ELECTION BALLOT PRINTING SYSTEM - A method includes receiving a voter list and one or more different types of ballot images. The method includes receiving a side file which associates the ballot images with the voters of the voter list, and using a control program to access the side file and select one of the ballot images which corresponds to a selected voter of the voter list. A print job is formed which includes the selected ballot image.10-02-2008
20110134441SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CUSTOMIZING AND PRINTING CUSTOM DESIGNED STICKERS - A system and method for customizing and printing custom designed stickers allows a user to select almost unlimited designs (e.g., colors, patterns, artwork, photographs) and to print the selected designs on a blank sticker sheet. The system and method thus allows a retail store to stock blank sticker sheets, avoids the inefficiencies of having to stock stickers with a wide variety of unique colors and patterns, and allows a user to create stickers with a user created design. Although the exemplary embodiments show alphabet stickers, the system and method may be used to custom design and print any type of sticker including, without limitation, message stickers, frame stickers and icon stickers.06-09-2011
20100214571DRAG-AND-DROP PRINTING METHOD WITH ENHANCED FUNCTIONS - A drag-and-drop direct printing method with enhanced functions is described. A printing bin icon is provided on the computer's desktop, and the user drags files onto the icon to print the files without manually opening them. The printing bin program allows a user to set basic printing property settings, select a printer, compose a page, etc. all without visibly opening the files or the full printing and print properties interface. Simple popup menus, such as a printing property setting menu, printer selection menu, page composition menu, etc. are provided to allow the user to accomplish these functions. In one embodiment, when a user drops a file in the printing bin icon, a popup menu allows the user to select one of multiple printing methods, such as print with current settings, change settings and print, select printer and print, compose page and print, etc.08-26-2010
20100195119PAPER SHEET STACKING DEVICE, AND BOOKBINDING DEVICE - To provide a paper-sheet-loading device that makes it easy to take out booklet or the like loaded on a tray. The paper-sheet-loading device 08-05-2010
20110149302METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESS MAGNIFICATION ADJUSTMENT - A magnification adjustment method for a document processing system having a fixed frequency clock source providing a fixed frequency output signal to a plurality of raster output scanners (ROSs) and a numerically controlled oscillator (NCO)-based adjustable frequency clock source providing an adjustable frequency output signal to the ROSs is disclosed. The method includes: using a controller to determine a frequency setting for a phase increment control input signal to the adjustable frequency clock source; starting the document processing system; using the controller to set a phase accumulator control input to the frequency setting; sending a message to a ROS control module prior to imaging, including the correct clock source to use for the next image, the correct clock source being either the fixed frequency clock source or the adjustable frequency clock source; and applying the correct clock source synchronously to the beginning of an inter image panel zone.06-23-2011
20120147388Creasing Device And Image Forming System - A creasing device, that forms a crease on a sheet, includes: a first member, extending in a direction perpendicular to a sheet conveying direction, on which a convex blade is formed; a second member on which a groove-like concave blade is formed such that the convex blade can be fitted into the concave blade by interposing the sheet therebetween; a drive unit that causes the first and the second members to interpose, therebetween, the sheet to form a crease on the sheet; a sheet-information acquiring unit that acquires first sheet information of the sheet to be creased; an adjusting unit that adjusts a pressing force exerted by the drive unit; and a control unit that sets the pressing force to an optimum pressing force for the sheet and that causes the drive unit to drive the first and the second members for creasing the sheet at the optimum pressing force.06-14-2012
20120147387PREDICTING THE TIMES OF FUTURE EVENTS IN A MULTI-THREADED RIP - Disclosed is a method (06-14-2012
20120038937IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND CIRCUIT BOARD OF IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus that includes a power supply unit to convert AC power input to the image forming apparatus into DC power, a high-voltage power unit to convert the converted DC power to high voltage, an image forming unit to form an image using the converted high voltage, and a controller to control operation of the image forming unit, where the power supply unit, the high-voltage power unit, and the controller are disposed on a single circuit board.02-16-2012
20090147273IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING CONTROL PROGRAM CAPABLE OF PROCESSING DOCUMENT DATA - An image processing method of forming images of data onto a plurality of recording media each having an obverse surface and a reverse surface is disclosed. This method has a recognizing step of recognizing a delimiter of the data in document data and a recognizing step of, in the case where the delimiter of the data is recognized in the recognizing step when an image process is executed so as to form the image onto the obverse surface of a predetermined recording medium, recognizing an instruction showing either a mode to continue the image forming operation to the reverse surface of the recording medium or a mode to exchange the recording medium and continue the image forming operation from the obverse surface of another recording medium.06-11-2009
20120154826IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus of this invention determines a correction amount for each image signal so as to correct banding as periodic density unevenness in a sub scanning direction, corrects each pixel value of an n-bit image signal in accordance with the correction amount, generates the first corrected image signal, and quantizes, for each pixel, the first corrected image signal into a second corrected image signal of m bits smaller than n bits. This image forming apparatus diffuses, in a main scanning direction, quantization errors at the time of quantization of the first corrected image signal into the second corrected image signal so as to cancel the quantization errors within a predetermined region including a plurality of continuous pixels on a main scanning line.06-21-2012
20110069325IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes: a printing unit that prints image information containing two or more colors with a plurality of color information corresponding to a plurality of specified colors; and a changing unit that changes, when a total toner amount is larger than a threshold value, at least one of the plurality of color information corresponding to one of the plurality of specified colors so that the total toner amount to be used for printing the image information is smaller than the threshold value.03-24-2011
20110090517IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including a processing device to carry out a predetermined process to a sheet in which an image is formed, the processing device requiring a warm-up of a predetermined time, a control unit to specify a warm-up completion time, to input a plurality of jobs according to a predetermined inputting operation of an operator, to specify whether the inputted job is a first job or a second job, to specify a processing time of the second job which is inputted, and to decide an execution order of the plurality of jobs so that the second job is to be executed in preference to the first job until the warm-up completion time elapses from start of a job execution and an image forming unit to orderly execute the jobs according to the execution order of the plurality of jobs which is decided by the control unit.04-21-2011
20120162667IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus of this invention, when an exposure unit performs exposure, applies, to image data quantized by a first number of bits, compensation data for compensating for unevenness of the exposure intensity occurring on a photosensitive member caused by a lens array used in the exposure unit. This compensation data is obtained by quantizing, by a second number of bits larger than the first number of bits, data corresponding to a change in measurement value obtained by measuring unevenness of exposure occurring on the photosensitive member from a reference value used in the measurement, and requantizing the quantized data by the first number of bits by using sigma-delta modulation.06-28-2012
20120250035IMAGE FORMING DEVICE AND SYSTEM HAVING THE IMAGE FORMING DEVICE AND TERMINAL DEVICE - In an image forming device, an edge expansion unit executes an edge expansion process on an edge of an object by modifying image data so as to expand at least a first toner layer at the edge by a predetermined number of pixels' worth of width so that a surface area occupied by the first toner layer is larger than that occupied by a second toner layer along a recording surface, the first toner layer being made up of toner of a first color that is transferred onto the recording surface among a plurality of colors, the second toner layer being made up of toner of remaining color other than the first color, the edge expansion unit supplying the modified image data to an image forming unit, thereby causing the image forming unit to form an image represented by the modified image data.10-04-2012
20120250034Image Forming Apparatus - An image forming apparatus comprises: conveyance rollers for conveying paper to an image forming unit; a curved paper path for guiding paper conveyed by the conveyance rollers; and registration rollers, which are located at a downstream side of the paper path in a paper conveyance direction, for regulating the tip of paper to be conveyed to the image forming unit. The paper path has an outer guide part which constitutes an outer periphery side of the paper path, and an inner guide part which constitutes an inner periphery side of the paper path. The outer guide part is provided with an outer recess, which is depressed outward from the paper path, formed across the full width of paper. The inner guide part is provided with an inner recess, which is depressed in such a manner that the paper path expands, formed across the full width of paper.10-04-2012
20120127488Image Forming Apparatus and Image Forming Method - An image forming apparatus has: (a) a character-area identifying unit that identifies a character area in image data, and (b) a screen processing unit that performs a screen process of an area in the image data other than the character area by using a first dot growth pattern, and performs a screen process of the character area by using a second dot growth pattern different from the first dot growth pattern.05-24-2012
20120229820IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes a setting unit, a generating unit, and a converting unit. The setting unit sets a gloss level of each of plural areas into which an image is divided. The image is formed by forming plural toner images having different colors using plural first toners and at least one second toner having at least one same color as the first toners and by fixing the plural toner images onto a recording medium so as to be superimposed on one another. The generating unit generates multi-level image data for each of the first toners and the at least one second toner in accordance with the gloss levels set by the setting unit. The converting unit converts multi-level image data of toners having the same color into binary image data. The converting unit also converts multi-level image data of toners having different colors into binary image data.09-13-2012
20120320387IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A feeder is configured to feed a recording medium. An image forming unit has a maximum sheet feed width corresponding to a longer side length of a maximum size recording medium to be accommodated in the feeder, and is disposed above the feeder in such a manner as to allow the maximum size recording medium to enter the image forming unit with a longer side first.12-20-2012
20120320386IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus has an image forming information processor to process image forming information and an image forming unit to form an image on a recording medium by forming a toner image using colored-toner and a toner image using glossy toner based on the image forming information processed by the image forming information processor. The image forming unit forms a glossy image on the recording medium based on glossy toner image forming information, in which the glossy image is formable on the recording medium using the colored-toner toner image alone, or a glossy image is formed on the recording medium by forming a colored-toner toner image using colored-toner based on the colored-toner image forming information, and then forming the glossy toner image on the colored-toner toner image as a top layer of the glossy image based on the glossy toner image forming information.12-20-2012
20120268751IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - The image forming apparatus according to the present invention comprises a first guide plate 10-25-2012
20110235060SCREENED HARDCOPY REPRODUCTION APPARATUS COMPENSATION DATA CALCULATION - A method of calculating compensation data for compensating for spatial print engine non-uniformity of an image applied by a print engine to a receiver. A test target has two test areas of different output densities, each with a single output pixel level. A relationship between output density and output pixel level for the print engine is determined, and is used to calculate the output pixel level for each test area from the respective output density. The test target is printed, and the reproduced densities of the test areas are measured at a plurality of different locations in each area. A processor is used to calculate the compensation data using the measured densities. The compensation data defines a relationship between an output pixel location on the receiver, an output pixel level, and a compensated pixel level.09-29-2011
20110235059SCREENED HARDCOPY REPRODUCTION APPARATUS WITH COMPENSATION - Screened hardcopy reproduction apparatus for applying toner to a receiver using a print engine that may not apply toner uniformly, so the toner applied to the receiver has a non-uniformity. A controller receives an input pixel level and a corresponding input pixel location; a tone-reproduction unit calculates an output pixel level from the input pixel level and a corresponding output pixel location from the input pixel location; a compensator calculates a compensated pixel level from the output pixel level and the output pixel location; and a screening unit calculates a screened pixel level and a screened pixel location from the compensated pixel level, the output pixel location, and a selected screening pattern. The print engine applies an amount of the toner corresponding to the screened pixel level and the non-uniformity to the receiver at a toner location corresponding to the screened pixel location to compensate for the non-uniformity.09-29-2011
20120086954ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS THAT SELECTS A SCREEN FROM A PLURALITY OF SCREENS - An image forming apparatus selects a screen from a plurality of screens corresponding respectively to a plurality of gradation values and each including a pattern in which a first region to which toner is to adhere and a second region to which toner is not to adhere are defined, and forms a toner image on media. The apparatus includes a storage device for storing a minimum formable distance between first regions or second regions adjacent to each other, and a controller calculating a distance between the first regions or second regions adjacent to each other in the screen and, when the distance of the region of a screen that corresponds to a gradation value of an input image and has a first pattern is smaller than the minimum formable distance, selecting a screen corresponding to the gradation value of the input image and having a second pattern.04-12-2012
20120092682Bang Em Up - A design of two fists facing forward, the fists can be with or without gloves and with or without the wrists. The design is two fists ready to bank two other firsts. The intention of the design is using the logo on shirts, hats, towels, mugs, and any marketing materials to be distributed and sold to stores and individuals as well as online.04-19-2012
20130021619PRITING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR THE PRINTING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A printing apparatus configured to perform printing by using a recording material, includes a storing unit configured to store a recording material, a moving unit configured to move the storing unit determined to have run out of a recording material to a position where a recording material is supplied to the printing apparatus, and a setting unit configured to, according to an instruction from a user, set continued use of the storing unit determined to have run out of the recording material. The moving unit does not move the storing unit to the position even when the storing unit is determined to have run out of the recording material if continued use of the storing unit determined to have run out of the recording material is set.01-24-2013
20080252911Printing apparatus and computer program product - In a printing apparatus, the number of delimiters included in received data from a host apparatus is smaller than the number of input items of a template by one. Therefore, the number of delimiters included in the received data from the host apparatus is calculated to be three. A character string which is periodically repeated in the received data three times as the number of the delimiters is obtained and set to be a delimiter candidate. Further, a print start character string candidate is obtained from a data group which is located after a last delimiter candidate in the received data. Using the provisionally determined candidates for a delimiter and a print start character string, the four item data included in the received data are assumed. Then, a print preview is displayed on a LCD so as to show a state where the four item data is input to each of the input items of the template.10-16-2008
20080231869Method and apparatus for displaying document image, and computer program product - Full-size image data is displayed on a first area on a display unit and detailed image data are displayed in a second area on the display unit. A mark indicating a position of the detailed image data in the full-size image data is displayed in the full-size image data. The detailed image data displayed in the second area is automatically changed to new detailed image data based on a predetermined direction with respect to the document image data, and the mark is shifted to a position of the new detailed image data in the full-size image data.09-25-2008
20080204768Image Processing Apparatus, Method and Program - Disclosed is an image processing apparatus having a large number of image processing functions, in which resources necessary for code processing units can be suppressed while a large-scale decline in performance is prevented. The apparatus includes a plurality of code processing unit (08-28-2008
20130120764IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME - An image forming system includes a first image forming apparatus and a second image forming apparatus coupled in tandem to the first image forming apparatus which are assigned differently to print images on respective different regions on a recording sheet. The first image forming apparatus includes two compressing and expanding sections and is configured to receive both image data to be printed by the first image forming apparatus and image data to be printed by the second image forming apparatus. When performing any one process of a compressing process and an expanding process for the image data to be printed by the first image forming apparatus and a compressing process for the image data to be printed by the second image forming apparatus, a compressing and expanding section being used for no process is selected from the two compressing and expanding sections, and assigned to perform the any one process.05-16-2013
20110317174DITHER MATRIX SELECTING DEVICE - A dither matrix selecting device includes a storage unit, a determining unit, and a selecting unit. The storage unit is configured to store a first dither matrix and a second dither matrix different from the first dither matrix. The first dither matrix includes a plurality of sub-matrices. Each sub-matrix of the first dither matrix has a plurality of threshold values such that a single dot grows from a starting pixel as an input value increases. Each sub-matrix has a first region and a second region different from the first region. Each threshold value allocated in the first region is smaller than a prescribed value. An arrangement of each threshold value in the first region is identical for all of the plurality of sub-matrices. The determining unit is configured to determine whether or not toner accommodated in a printing device is a specified toner. The selecting unit is configured to select the first dither matrix when the determining unit determines that the toner is not the specified toner.12-29-2011

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