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1. (WO2013114841) INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/114841    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2013/000402
Publication Date: Fri Aug 09 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: B41J 2/175
Applicants: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
セイコーエプソン株式会社
Inventors: TAKEUCHI, Hiroshi
竹内 浩
YODA, Hiroyuki
依田 浩之
OSHIMA, Kenji
大嶋 建志
AOKI, Yoshisada
青木 義安
SHIMIZU, Satoshi
清水 聡史
SAKAMOTO, Kazutoshi
坂本 一峻
NOMOTO, Nobuhisa
野本 伸寿
Title: INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS
Abstract:
Provided is a recording apparatus wherein size reduction of an inkjet recording apparatus is taken into account. This inkjet recording apparatus is characterized in being provided with: a head unit, which is provided with a recording head that jets an ink, and a relay adaptor that relays between an ink containing section containing the ink, and the recording head, and which can move in the scanning direction of the recording head; and a flexible ink tube, which is connected to the relay adaptor, and which guides the ink to the relay adaptor, said ink having been transmitted from the ink containing section. The inkjet recording apparatus is also characterized in that: in the head unit, a level difference is formed at an upper portion of an adaptor housing section having the relay adaptor housed therein; and the ink tube extends to the outside of the head unit using a space between a high position and a low position of the adaptor housing section.