US 11,654,684 B2
Liquid ejecting apparatus, controlling method for liquid ejecting apparatus and medium storing controlling program for liquid ejecting apparatus
Satoru Arakane, Nagoya (JP)
Assigned to Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Nagoya (JP)
Filed by Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Nagoya (JP)
Filed on Aug. 13, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/401,747.
Claims priority of application No. JP2020-145601 (JP), filed on Aug. 31, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2022/0063275 A1, Mar. 3, 2022
Int. Cl. B41J 2/165 (2006.01)
CPC B41J 2/1652 (2013.01) 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising:
a head having a plurality of nozzles;
a moving mechanism configured to move the head in a moving direction;
a conveyor configured to convey a recording medium; and
a controller,
wherein the controller is configured to execute:
a recording processing of causing the conveyor to convey the recording medium and causing the head to eject liquid from the nozzles with respect to the recording medium based on image data; and
a flushing processing of discharging the liquid from the nozzles with respect to a flushing area, based on flushing data different from the image data,
wherein the controller is further configured to execute a first determining processing of determining, based on the image data, whether a time interval after completion of a first recording processing and until start of a second recording processing exceeds a threshold value, the first recording processing being the recording processing with respect to a first area of the recording medium, the second recording processing being the recording processing with respect to a second area of the recording medium and being executed after the first recording processing,
wherein in a case that the controller determines that the time interval exceeds the threshold value in the first determining processing, the controller is configured to execute the flushing processing after the completion of the first recording processing and before the start of the second recording processing,
wherein in the recording processing, the controller is configured to execute a conveying operation of causing the conveyor to convey the recording medium by a predetermined amount in a conveying direction orthogonal to the moving direction, and a moving operation of ejecting the liquid from the nozzles while causing the moving mechanism to move the head in the moving direction,
wherein each of the first area and the second area is an area, of the recording medium, which overlaps with the head while the controller causes the head and the moving mechanism to execute the moving operation, and
wherein the controller is configured to cause the head and the moving mechanism to execute the moving operation with respect to the second area after causing the head and the moving mechanism to execute the moving operation with respect to the first area.