Inkjet recording apparatus

  • US 10,259,238 B2
  • Filed: 05/14/2018
  • Issued: 04/16/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/28/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An inkjet recording apparatus, comprising:

  • a first roller pair defining a first nip point therebetween and configured to convey a sheet in a conveying direction;

    a recording head including nozzle configured to eject ink droplets, wherein the nozzle of the recording head is located downstream of the first nip point with respect to the conveying direction;

    a second roller pair defining a second nip point therebetween and configured to convey the sheet, wherein the second nip point is located downstream of the nozzle of the recording head with respect to the conveying direction;

    a first contact portion having a first contact point, in an up-down direction, configured to contact the sheet and form a corrugated shape in the sheet, wherein the first contact point of the first contact portion is located between the first nip point and the nozzle of the recording head with respect to the conveying direction; and

    a second contact portion having a second contact point, in the up-down direction, configured to form the corrugated shape in the sheet, wherein the second contact point of the second contact portion is located downstream of the second nip point with respect to the conveying direction,wherein a distance along the conveying direction between the second nip point and the second contact point of the second contact portion is shorter than a distance along the conveying direction between the first nip point and the first contact point of the first contact portion with respect to the conveying direction.

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