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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026201D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In a typical light lens reprographic machine, a job is programmed to utilize different paper trays to allow for the different types of paper stock the job may require. It is up to the operator to know what type of stock is required for a job and ensure the stock is loaded into the proper tray before the job starts.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

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Carol P. Parsons Acco Hengst

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1.355/311 Int. C1. G03g 21/00

In a typical light lens reprographic machine, a job is programmed to utilize different paper trays to allow for the different types of paper stock the job may require. It is up to the operator to know what type of stock is required for a job and ensure the stock is loaded into the proper tray before the job starts.

In an electronic reprographic machine, there may be a time lapse of minutes or even hours or days between the time a job is scanned and the time the job is printed. During that time between when the job is scanned and printed, many paper changes may have occurred in the machine and its paper trays. Thus, it is difficult to ensure the proper stock is loaded into the proper trays once the job is ready to print. Therefore, it is advantageous to have a Paper Supply strategy that requires the operator to program the required stock a job needs instead of programming which tray the stock is coming from. This strategy also requires that the operator program the machine to tell it what type of stock is in which tray so that the machine will know where to take the required stock from upon printing of the job.

An additional advantage of the Paper Supply strategy is the ability to give extensive feedback to the operator. The operator will get prompted when the necessary stock is not loaded in the paper trays for the current job and also fo...