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DOCUMENT SECURITY CONTROL AND JOB MANAGEMENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027170D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 82K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to include all information contained on document cover sheets as indicia on the actual printed documents, for example, printing in the upper or lower margin of at least the first page of the actual document. This information can be placed in machine readable format, for example, a bar code, so that it can be used for a variety of purposes, such as document security, by preventing copying at machines capable of scanning the bar code. The indicia can optionally be printed in a phosphorescent ink so that it is not be visible in ordinary light. Thus, one could have a machine readable coding that is not visible in ordinary usage.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

DOCUMENT SECURITY CONTROL Proposed Classification AND JOB MANAGEMENT U.S. C1.355/210 Geoffrey M. Foley Int. C1. G03g 15/00

Disclosed is a method to include all information contained on document cover sheets as indicia on the actual printed documents, for example, printing in the upper or lower margin of at least the first page of the actual document. This information can be placed in machine readable format, for example, a bar code, so that it can be used for a variety of purposes, such as document security, by preventing copying at machines capable of scanning the bar code. The indicia can optionally be printed in a phosphorescent ink so that it is not be visible in ordinary light. Thus, one could have a machine readable coding that is not visible in ordinary usage.

A printer cover sheet having, for example, printer source, date, time, and recipient information is directly printed on to the first sheet of the document itself, either as readable print in a header, as a visible (portable) bar code readable header, or as an invisible phosphorescent bar code readable by a portable reader thereby eliminating the need for a coversheet or alternatively providing document identity continuity.

Document security and document tracking applications are enabled by utilizing the visible or invisible bar codes identified above. Coding alternatively is placed on each page. Subsequent copies of these documents would be similarly coded as they exit the co...