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COLLATED SET SCHEDULING OUTPUT MODE FOR MULTI-SET PRINTERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026180D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 109K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The intelligent selection of set scheduling mode, for electronic reprographic image output terminals (IOT's) capable of collated multi-set output, is the key to exploiting the productivity advantage associated with multiset output capability. However, the set schedulting mode selection must also comprehend the constraints imposed on the IOT by the use of ordered feedstock, as well as, the unique ability of electronic reprographic systems to print jobs with an unlimited number of sheets when bypassing the optional finishing operations.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

COLLATED SET SCHEDULING Proposed Classification OUTPUT MODE FOR MULTI-SET U.S. C1.3551202 PRINTERS Int. C1. G03g 21/00 Michael E. Farrell
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Glen A. Dumas

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Vol. 15 No. 5 September/October 1990 307

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COLLATED SET SCHEDULING OUTPUT MODE FOR MULTI-SET PRINTERS( Cont'd)

The intelligent selection of set scheduling mode, for electronic reprographic image output terminals (IOT's) capable of collated multi-set output, is the key to exploiting the productivity advantage associated with multiset output capability. However, the set schedulting mode selection must also comprehend the constraints imposed on the IOT by the use of ordered feedstock, as well as, the unique ability of electronic reprographic systems to print jobs with an unlimited number of sheets when bypassing the optional finishing operations.

In accordance with these considerations, a scheme was developed to intelligently select the set scheduling mode for each collated output print job. The figure above represents the decision scheme, where it is assumed that the job is to be produced in a collated fashion, block 10. Subsequently, the system determines whether the job destination is a post-collation device (bindexer), block 12. If so, the system next tests to assure that the bindexer is capable of handling the set size programmed for printing, block 14. If the output is not bound for the bindexer, or the set size exceeds the bindexer set capa...