FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
EP 0 897 800 A2 2/1999
Japanese Office Action dated Jun. 22, 2010 and English translation thereof, issued in counterpart Japanese Application No. 2004302884.
Primary Examiner—Stephen D Meier
Assistant Examiner—Leonard S Liang
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman &
To reduce ink bleeding and growing of dot diameters for high image quality, an ink jet recording apparatus for recording a color image includes a first head group including chromatic color ink recording heads, a second head group including at least one of a transparent ink recording head and an achromatic color ink recording head, and light emitting devices for curing a photocurable ink having landed on a recording medium. The first and the second head groups are disposed along a scanning direction. The chromatic color ink recording heads of the first head group do not have the light emitting device therebetween along the scanning direction. And the light emitting device is arranged along the scanning direction between the first and second head groups and further arranged at least on a trailing side, in the scanning direction, of a trailing one of the first and second head groups.
1 Claim, 3 Drawing Sheets