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1. (WO2018159044) RECORDING HEAD RESTORATION SYSTEM, INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH SAME, AND RECORDING HEAD RESTORATION METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/159044    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2017/043262
Publication Date: Sat Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Dec 02 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B41J 2/165
Applicants: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
京セラドキュメントソリューションズ株式会社
Inventors: USUI Masato
臼井 将人
TAKAORI Yasuko
▲高▼折 靖子
Title: RECORDING HEAD RESTORATION SYSTEM, INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH SAME, AND RECORDING HEAD RESTORATION METHOD
Abstract:
Provided is a recording head restoration system that is capable of cleaning an ink discharge surface while suppressing dripping or sticking of a cleaning liquid to a recording medium. This restoration system for a recording head (17) is provided with: the recording head (17); a cleaning liquid tank (71) that stores a cleaning liquid (23); a liquid supply mechanism (75) that includes a liquid supply pump (72); and a control unit (110). The control unit (110) can carry out a restoration operation of the recording head (17), the operation restoration including: a cleaning liquid supply operation for supplying the cleaning liquid (23) in the cleaning liquid tank (71) to the recording head (17); a wiping-off operation for wiping the ink discharge surface (F1) of the recording head (17) in a state where the cleaning liquid (23) is held by a wiper (35) after the execution of the cleaning liquid supply operation; and a reverse-flow operation for causing the cleaning liquid (23) to reversely flow from the cleaning liquid supply port (60a) of the recording head (17) in a direction toward the cleaning liquid tank (71) by means of the liquid supply mechanism (75) during or after the execution of the wiping-off operation.