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1. (WO2001001669) PRINTING APPARATUS AND PRINTING METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/001669    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2000/004281
Publication Date: Fri Jan 05 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 30 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: G06Q 30/00
H04N 1/00
Applicants: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
NIMURA, Wataru
MIZUSHINA, Takahiro
TAKAHASHI, Hiroki
KASAHARA, Takeshi
MIZUNO, Kimiyasu
Inventors: NIMURA, Wataru
MIZUSHINA, Takahiro
TAKAHASHI, Hiroki
KASAHARA, Takeshi
MIZUNO, Kimiyasu
Title: PRINTING APPARATUS AND PRINTING METHOD
Abstract:
A card I/F (11) accepts a recording medium such as a flash memory card storing digital image data. A main controller (7) reads the image data from the recording medium in the card I/F (11). A touch panel controller (10) informs the main controller (7) of unit images designated by a user. The main controller sequentially supplies the designated unit image information and relating image data to 8 printers (14-1 to 14-8) to instruct them to print the images. The printers (14-1 to 14-8) print the designated unit image information for designated quantities. In a case where the user selects free printing through the touch panel controller (10), the main controller (7) synthesizes the designated unit image information with an advertisement image stored in a storage unit (8), and supplies resultant image data to the printers (14-1 to 14-8).