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OFF-LINE PROGRAMMING FOR COLOR COPIER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026584D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 113K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Programming of high-volume electronic reprographic machines is recognized as a time intensive operation which considerably impacts the throughput of the machine. Given the added capabilities for document editing associated with color electronic reprographic machines, for example the Xerox@ 5775 Color Copier, highlight color copiers, and digital copiers in general, the time for job programming on these machines is significantly increased due to the variety of available features. Accordingly, the present disclosure is directed to an off-line workstation that may be utilized to "pre-program" a copying job consisting of one or more documents, thereby significantly reducing the delay normally associated with the setup of the copying operation.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

OFF-LINE PROGRAMMING FOR COLOR COPIER
Ted L. Flanders

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1.355/326 Int. C1. G03G 15/01

W 0 RKSTATI ON DISPLAY

14 t

1

WORKSTATION MEMORY

PAD EDIT CPU

16 12 20

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vo1.17 No. 5 SeptembedOctober 1992 387

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OFF-LINE PROGRAMMING FOR COLOR COPIER(Cont'd)

Programming of high-volume electronic reprographic machines is recognized as a time intensive operation which considerably impacts the throughput of the machine. Given the added capabilities for document editing associated with color electronic reprographic machines, for example the Xerox@ 5775 Color Copier, highlight color copiers, and digital copiers in general, the time for job programming on these machines is significantly increased due to the variety of available features. Accordingly, the present disclosure is directed to an off-line workstation that may be utilized to "pre-program" a copying job consisting of one or more documents, thereby significantly reducing the delay normally associated with the setup of the copying operation.

As illustrated in the figure, the workstation consists of CPU 12, interactive display 14, and edit pad 16. Moreover, the programming information is transferred from the workstation to the digital or color copier via a magnetic storage device, for example, a commonly known memory card, 20. Alternatively, other removable magnetic media, such as floppy and rigid disks, may be used in place of the memory card

Use of the interactive display, 14, and edit pad, 16, is accomplished in a manner similar to that commonly known for user interface systems available on electronic reprographic systems, where users select copying features for the job and individua...