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POST COLLATION OF STITCHED AND UNSTITCHED SETS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026538D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Automatic post collation of both stitched and unstitched sets of printed documents is disclosed. An automatic post collation finishing system relies upon an operator specified software control algorithm that will cause printed documents to be bound, stitched or stapled according to a preselected order and finishing preference. For example, in a ten page original document the following literal instructions may be achieved: "stitch sheets 1-5; 7-8." The printed collated documents would contain sets of pages 1 through 10 wherein page 1 to 5 and pages 7 to 8 are stitched while pages 6, 9, and 10 are collated but unstitched. Control software and associated finishing tray hardware are configured so that both stitched and unstitched copy may be merged into a combined document bundle in a post collation step.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

POST COLLATION OF STITCHED AND UNSTITCHED SETS U.S. C1.3551321 Ronald E. Stokes

Proposed Classification

Int. C1. G03g 21/00

Automatic post collation of both stitched and unstitched sets of printed documents is disclosed. An automatic post collation finishing system relies upon an operator specified software control algorithm that will cause printed documents to be bound, stitched or stapled according to a preselected order and finishing preference. For example, in a ten page original document the following literal instructions may be achieved: "stitch sheets 1-5; 7-8." The printed collated documents would contain sets of pages 1 through 10 wherein page 1 to 5 and pages 7 to 8 are stitched while pages 6, 9, and 10 are collated but unstitched. Control software and associated finishing tray hardware are configured so that both stitched and unstitched copy may be merged into a combined document bundle in a post collation step.

A related document handling and processing system is disclosed in U.S. Patent 4,568,172 issued to Thomas Acquaviva and assigned to Xerox Corporation. See also Xerox Disclosure Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, page 77, NovembedDecember 199 1.

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