US 9,811,041 B2
Image forming apparatus, control method of image forming apparatus, and storage medium for controlling image formation on a sheet
Takashi Nonaka, Kunitachi (JP)
Assigned to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on May 24, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/162,948.
Application 15/162,948 is a continuation of application No. 14/673,711, filed on Mar. 30, 2015, granted, now 9,377,737.
Claims priority of application No. 2014-072161 (JP), filed on Mar. 31, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0266535 A1, Sep. 15, 2016
Int. Cl. G03G 15/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/12 (2006.01); B65H 15/00 (2006.01); G06K 15/02 (2006.01); H04N 1/387 (2006.01); H04N 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC G03G 15/6555 (2013.01) [B65H 15/00 (2013.01); G03G 15/50 (2013.01); G03G 15/6591 (2013.01); G06F 3/125 (2013.01); G06F 3/1208 (2013.01); G06F 3/1285 (2013.01); G06K 15/023 (2013.01); H04N 1/00631 (2013.01); B65H 2301/333 (2013.01); B65H 2701/1712 (2013.01); G03G 15/502 (2013.01); G03G 15/5016 (2013.01); G03G 15/6538 (2013.01); G03G 15/6541 (2013.01); G03G 2215/00751 (2013.01); G03G 2215/00827 (2013.01); H04N 1/00 (2013.01); H04N 1/387 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:
a print unit configured to print an image on a sheet;
a user interface configured to receive a user instruction for outputting a book-bound product having a front cover, body pages, and a back cover, the user interface further receiving a user instruction for selecting a sheet type for the front cover and the back cover;
an image input unit configured to input first image data for the front cover, second image data for the body pages, and third image data for the back cover; and
a control unit configured to
in a case where the selected sheet type for the front cover and the back cover corresponds to a non-transparent sheet type, control the print unit to print images on non-transparent sheets based on the first image data for the front cover, the second image data for the body pages, and the third image data for the back cover, and
in a case where the selected sheet type for the front cover and the back cover corresponds to a transparent sheet type and the back cover, execute the following steps:
(a) convert the first image data for the front cover into mirror image data and control the print unit to print an image on a transparent sheet based on the mirror image data for the front cover;
(b) control the print unit to print images on non-transparent sheets based on the second image data for the body pages; and
(c) convert the third image data for the back cover into mirror image data and control the print unit to print an image on a transparent sheet based on the mirror image data for the back cover;
a binding unit configured to bind a sheet bundle of sheets discharged from the print unit under control of the control unit; and
a tray on which the sheet bundle bound by the binding unit is discharged as the book-bound product;
wherein in a case where the selected sheet type for the front cover and the back cover corresponds to the non-transparent sheet type, the image for the front cover is printed on an outer surface of the front cover in the book-bound product and the image for the back cover is printed on an outer surface of the back cover in the book-bound product, and
wherein in a case where the selected sheet type for the front cover and the back cover corresponds to the transparent sheet type, the image for the front cover is printed on an inner surface of the front cover in the book-bound product and the image for the back cover is printed on an inner surface of the back cover in the book-bound product.