US Patent No. 10,558,410

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS


Patent No. 10,558,410
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Image Forming Apparatus
Inventorship Ryo Suzuki, Kashiwa (JP)
Munehito Kurata, Suntou-gun (JP)
Teruhiko Namiki, Mishima (JP)
Yasuhisa Matsumoto, Mishima (JP)
Assignee Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,558,410

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a plurality of storage portions in which recording materials are stored;
a feeding portion that feeds each of the recording materials from the plurality of storage portions;
an image forming portion that forms an image on the recording material fed from the feeding portion;
a fixing portion that fixes the image, which is formed on the recording material, to the recording material;
a recording material detection unit that outputs information for determining a type of the recording material;
a determination processing unit that performs processing for determining the type of the recording material on a basis of the information and outputs a result of the processing;
a printing setting input unit that is used for a user to input printing setting of the recording material; and
a control unit; wherein
the control unit determines the type of the recording material on a basis of the result of the processing,
compares printing setting suitable of for the determined type of the recording material and printing setting of the recording material input by the user, and
in a case where a difference between the printing setting suitable for the determined type of the recording material and the printing setting of the recording material input by the user falls in a predetermined range, the control unit performs a printing operation in accordance with the printing setting of the recording material input by the user, and
in a case where the difference falls outside the predetermined range, the control unit performs the printing operation by changing the printing setting of the recording material input by the user.