Printing device and its control method

Application Number: 00108322
Application Date: 2000.03.30
Publication Number: 1268436
Publication Date: 2000.10.04
Priority Information: 1999/3/30 JP 90022/99
International: B41J13/00;B65H29/58;H04N1/00
Applicant(s) Name: Seiko Epson Corp.
Inventor(s) Name: Hanaoka Sachihiro;Endo Takeshi
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: ye kaidong
Abstract A compact printer efficiently performs a sequence of processes to front and back sides of a print medium, typically a personal check. The printer has a transportation path for transporting a check P from the insertion opening thereof to the ejection opening by drive rollers, moving the check P through the transportation path. An image scanner captures an image of the print medium as it moves through the transportation path. A print head prints to the print medium. A reverse feed mechanism disposed on the upstream side of the ejection opening reverse feeds a print medium transported in the downstream direction back to the upstream side of the transportation path by way of a form return path for guiding the reversed print medium.