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SYSTEM FOR GENERATING RIGHT FOLD SIGNATURE BOOKLETS AND RIGHT BIND BOOKS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026937D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An extension to the electronic printing system for printing signatures disclosed in U.S. Patent 5,271,065 to Rourke et al. is provided. Rourke et al. discloses an automatic signature printing process for an electronic printing system having a controller that processes electronic images in order to print two images separated by a gutter on each side of a signature sheet. The controller determines the total number of signature sheets to be printed from the number of originals and the number of electronic images on each signature sheet.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SYSTEM FOR GENERATING Proposed Classification RIGHT FOLD SIGNATURE U.S. C1.382/001 BOOKLETS AND RIGHT BIND
BOOKS
James C. Strossman

Int. C1. G06k 15/00

An extension to the electronic printing system for printing signatures disclosed in U.S. Patent 5,271,065 to Rourke et al. is provided. Rourke et al. discloses an automatic signature printing process for an electronic printing system having a controller that processes electronic images in order to print two images separated by a gutter on each side of a signature sheet. The controller determines the total number of signature sheets to be printed from the number of originals and the number of electronic images on each signature sheet.

The extension provides a method for generating signature booklets with folds on the right side and bound books with bindings on the right using images stored and processed by the Rourke et al. system. These right fold signature booklets and right bind books are generated by incorporating an additional 180" rotation to each electronic page image processed by the Rourke et al. system before rendering on a printer or the like. Other elements placed on
each rotated electronic page such as page numbers are processed similarly by the system even though they may not require physical rotation (e.g. bitmap fonts having at least four orientations). Since image rotation and other processing (e.g. fonts) is performed at print time, signature booklets can be output with bo...