Méthode et appareil de commande pour une imprimante couleur

Control method and apparatus for a color printer

Kontrollmethode und Kontrollgerät für einen Farbdrucker

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In a control system for a thermal transfer color printer capable of color print, first and second sensors (12, 13) for detecting a printing paper are disposed before and after a platen roller (8) for carrying the printing paper, so that when the printing paper (1) is carried and detected by the first sensor, the printing paper is changed to a low speed and at the same time a thermal head (3) is pressed against the printing paper through an ink film (2) and when the printing paper is detected by the second sensor, the thermal head is supplied with a print signal for color printing.

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