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INTERLEAVING COPIES AND PRINT IN A MULTI-FUNCTION COPIER/PRINTER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025992D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A machine which functions as a copier/printer is subject to queuing (contention) problem when, for example, a printing job is in progress and a copying job is to be accomplished. One solution is to automatically interleave the copies and prints of concurrent copier and printer jobs at some predetermined ratio and route the copies and prints to seperate output trays. One possible ratio, taking into account the typical copy to printer volume ratio of jobs, is to program the multifunction machine to make one print for every 5 copies.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

INTERLEAVING COPIES AND PRINT IN A MULTI-FUNCTION COPIER/ PRINTER Int. C1. Gold 15/06
James D. Rees

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1.346/155

A machine which functions as a copier/printer is subject to queuing (contention) problem when, for example, a printing job is in progress and a copying job is to be accomplished. One solution is to automatically interleave the copies and prints of concurrent copier and printer jobs at some predetermined ratio and route the copies and prints to seperate output trays. One possible ratio, taking into account the typical copy to printer volume ratio of jobs, is to program the multifunction machine to make one print for every 5 copies.

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178 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

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