US 9,809,028 B2
Print head check method and image forming apparatus
Seiji Izuo, Nagano-ken (JP)
Assigned to SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Dec. 28, 2012, as Appl. No. 13/730,494.
Application 13/730,494 is a division of application No. 12/765,090, filed on Apr. 22, 2010, granted, now 8,388,097.
Application 12/765,090 is a division of application No. 11/540,682, filed on Oct. 2, 2006, granted, now 7,744,188, issued on Jun. 29, 2010.
Claims priority of application No. 2005-287218 (JP), filed on Sep. 30, 2005; and application No. 2006-158742 (JP), filed on Jun. 7, 2006.
Prior Publication US 2013/0120486 A1, May 16, 2013
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B41J 2/01 (2006.01); B41J 2/165 (2006.01); B41J 29/393 (2006.01)
CPC B41J 2/165 (2013.01) [B41J 2/16579 (2013.01); B41J 29/393 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An image forming method by using an image forming apparatus that performs printing by using a print head including a plurality of nozzles that eject a print recording liquid onto a print medium, the image forming method comprising:
performing an ejection check, and
executing a process of ejecting print medium for which the printing is completed when a subsequent page is to be printed exist,
wherein the ejection check is performed during the process, and
wherein the ejection check determines whether each of the nozzles of the print head ejects normally.