Inkjet recording apparatus

  • US 9,321,283 B2
  • Filed: 05/28/2015
  • Issued: 04/26/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/28/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An inkjet recording apparatus, comprising:

  • a recording head comprising nozzles configured to eject ink onto a first sheet and a second sheet, the second sheet having a shorter length in a first direction than the first sheet, the first direction being perpendicular to a conveying direction and a vertical direction;

    a plurality of discharge conveyors disposed downstream of the nozzles in the conveying direction and spaced from each other in the first direction, the plurality of discharge conveyors being configured to discharge a sheet having received the ink; and

    a plurality of pressing portions disposed downstream of the nozzles and upstream of the plurality of discharge conveyors in the conveying direction and spaced from each other in the first direction, the plurality of pressing portions being configured to contact, at lower ends thereof, an upper surface of the sheet,wherein the inkjet recording apparatus defines a first zone configured to receive passage of the first sheet but not passage of the second sheet, and a second zone configured to receive passage of the first sheet and the second sheet, andwherein the plurality of pressing portions comprise first pressing portions positioned in the first zone and second pressing portions positioned in the second zone, and a pressing force per unit area to be applied to the sheet by the second pressing portions is less than a pressing force per unit area to be applied to the sheet by the first pressing portions.

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