Tape printing system and tape printing method based on printing tape type

  • US 8,743,413 B2
  • Filed: 03/17/2011
  • Issued: 06/03/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/29/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A tape printing system comprising a control apparatus that generates character strings and/or image data and a tape printer communicatively connected to the control apparatus, whereinthe control apparatus includes:

  • an image data generating section that generates the character strings and/or image data, and an image data transmitting section that transmits the generated character strings and/or image data to the tape printer, andthe tape printer includes;

    a tape type determining section that determines a tape type of a printing tape placed in a tape receiving section of the tape printer,a processing pattern storing section that stores, for each tape type, a processing pattern of processing the character strings and/or image data to printing image data,an image data receiving section that receives the character strings and/or image data from the image data transmitting section of the control apparatus,a printing image data generating section that generates printing image data by performing, on the received character strings and/or image data, processing based on the processing pattern according to the tape type determined by the tape type determining section, and a tape printing section that prints the generated printing image data on the printing tape,and wherein the tape type determining section determines whether or not the tape type of the printing tape placed in the tape receiving section is a “

    transfer tape”

    which transfers the printing image data printed on the printing tape to another member, and when the tape type is determined to be a “

    transfer tape”

    , the printing image data generating section performs, as the processing pattern according to the tape type, processing to flip the character strings and/or image data vertically.

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