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COLORED DOT INDICATORS FOR COLOR FILL-IN OF BLACK AND WHITE DOCUMENTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027258D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a reprographic process for creating and printing color filled regions in black and white documents. The process comprises: electronically, or preferably manually, marking a bounded or enclosed region in a black and white original document with at least one colored dot; scanning the resulting dot marked black and white document with an electronic scanner capable of detecting and interpreting color dots; interpreting the scanned document containing colored dots using, for example, a look-up table, wherein a particular dot color corresponds to a particular color of ink or toner which is applied within the bounded or enclosed area specified by the dot; and imaging and/or developing the scanned and interpreted image with, for example, highlight or process color marking materials, wherein an image results having black attributes of the original black and white document and additionally colored bounded or enclosed regions.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

COLORED DOT INDICATORS FOR COLOR FILL-IN OF BLACK AND US. C1.355/328 WHITE DOCUMENTS
Stephen F. Linder

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Proposed Classification

Int. C1. G03g 15/04

Disclosed is a reprographic process for creating and printing color filled regions in black and white documents. The process comprises: electronically, or preferably manually, marking a bounded or enclosed region in a black and white original document with at least one colored dot; scanning the resulting dot marked black and white document with an electronic scanner capable of detecting and interpreting color dots; interpreting the scanned document containing colored dots using, for example, a look-up table, wherein a particular dot color corresponds to a particular color of ink or toner which is applied within the bounded or enclosed area specified by the dot; and imaging and/or developing the scanned and interpreted image with, for example, highlight or process color marking materials, wherein an image results having black attributes of the original black and white document and additionally colored bounded or enclosed regions.

Advantages of the color fill process include: avoiding a complex user interface; avoiding laborious programming; and color control storage resources; and printing machine overhead.

REFERENCE

Related commercial product embodiments exist, for example, Xerox Model 5775, wherein a user creates a bounded...