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SINGLE SET OUTPUT MODE SCHEDULING FOR ORDERED STOCK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026206D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In an electronic reprographics or electronic printing system, the use of single-set output mode for printing of jobs utilizing ordered stock offers improved productivity and paper path utilization over the multi-set output mode. More specifically, electronic reprographic or printing systems are generally capable of multiple set printing, resulting in increased throughput of the printing engine. However, when ordered stock (e.g., precut tabs) is used for the printing job, improved productivity and reduced waste are achieved by running the printing engine in a single-set mode. Running in single-set mode reduces the number of sheets to be automatically purged, in the event of a printer malfunction, as compared to multi-set mode where multiple collated sets would need to be purged for job recovery after a malfunction. In addition, use of single-set mode for printing on ordered stock has the advantage over multi-set mode when printing single sets or proofs, because no purging of unused ordered stock sets is necessary. Finally, single-set ordered paper stock is more common than multi-set ordered stock, thereby eliminating the need for costlier multi-set precollated stock or the manual precollation of single-set ordered stock to produce multi-set ordered stock

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SINGLE. SET OUTPUT MODE SCHEDULING FOR ORDERED STOCK
Michael E. Farrell
Timothy J. Kelley

Proposed Classification

U.S. C1.355/325 Int. C1. G03g 21/00

In an electronic reprographics or electronic printing system, the use of single- set output mode for printing of jobs utilizing ordered stock offers improved productivity and paper path utilization over the multi-set output mode. More specifically, electronic reprographic or printing systems are generally capable of multiple set printing, resulting in increased throughput of the printing engine. However, when ordered stock (e.g., precut tabs) is used for the printing job, improved productivity and reduced waste are achieved by running the printing engine in a single-set mode. Running in single-set mode reduces the number of sheets to be automatically purged, in the event of a printer malfunction, as compared to multi-set mode where multiple collated sets would need to be purged for job recovery after a malfunction. In addition, use of single-set mode for printing on ordered stock has the advantage over multi-set mode when printing single sets or proofs, because no purging of unused ordered stock sets is necessary. Finally, single-set ordered paper stock is more common than multi-set ordered stock, thereby eliminating the need for costlier multi-set precollated stock or the manual precollation of single-set ordered stock to produce multi-set ordered stock

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