Controlling method for ink-jet recording apparatus, ink jet recording apparatus and information recording media

Application Number: 00108312
Application Date: 2000.03.09
Publication Number: 1267598
Publication Date: 2000.09.27
Priority Information: 1999/3/10 JP 63530/99
International: B41J2/07;B41J2/165
Applicant(s) Name: Seiko Epson Corp.
Inventor(s) Name: Fujii Masahiro;Yamazaki Masaru
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: ye kaidong
Abstract A control method for an ink jet printer capable of a discharge-free nozzle driving operation for stimulating and vibrating an ink meniscus in each nozzle of the ink jet head to prevent nozzle clogging does not lead to a droplet in print speed. The ink jet head is moved on a carriage. Prior to printing on a printing medium (block B2), this discharge-free driving operation (block B31) is performed while the carriage is moving the ink jet head to the print position. Printing is therefore not delayed by the discharge-free driving operation, and nozzle clogging can be prevented without lowering the print speed.