06126281 is referenced by 46 patents and cites 12 patents.

An object is to effect high quality printing of images such as photographs, designs, and the like, without using special paper. A printing apparatus includes a mechanism for supplying a recording medium that includes a recording medium surface, a mechanism for coating a surface modifier on a surface modification area of the recording medium surface, and a mechanism for drying the surface modifier coated on the surface modification area. The printing information to be printed on the recording medium surfaces includes image information. The mechanism for coating the surface modifier determines an area of the recording medium corresponding to the image information as the surface modification area. An image can be printed on the surface modification area with high quality. The present printing apparatus and method makes possible high quality printing with regular paper, without using expensive special paper, as before.

Title
Printing apparatus, printing method, and recording medium
Application Number
9/57739
Publication Number
6126281
Application Date
April 9, 1998
Publication Date
October 3, 2000
Inventor
Satoru Miyashita
Suwa
JP
Hiroshi Kiguchi
Suwa
JP
Tatsuya Shimoda
Suwa
JP
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
Seiko Epson Corporation
JP
IPC
B41M 5/00
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