Image Number 10 for United States Patent #7517077.
A liquid ejection head is operable to eject a liquid droplet toward a medium at a liquid ejection point A first roller transports the medium toward the liquid ejection point. A second roller ejects the medium transported from the liquid ejection point to the outside of the apparatus. At least one detection roller is directly brought into contact with the medium and is rotated in accordance with the transportation of the medium, the at least one detection roller being disposed in the vicinity of at least one of the first roller and the second roller. A detector detects a rotation amount of the detection roller. A controller controls the transportation of the medium in accordance with the rotation amount.