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ENHANCED PAPER STOCK OPTIONS AND FEEDBACK FOR NETWORK JOBS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027322D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 119K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is an improved protocol for communicating information between a workstation and a printing system connected over a network. Generally, protocols exist that provide feedback of status information between a network client such as a workstation and a network server such as a printer. For example, protocols such as Novell@ APSN, AppleTalk", and XNS@ (Xerox Network Systems) enable two way communication of paper stock information between a workstation and a printer. These protocols do not always provide a user at a workstation with a full description of paper loaded at a printer. The improved protocol provides a user at a workstation with additional information such as the paper type loaded at a remote printer. For example, the protocol enables network users to select stock types such as drilled, transparency, tab, etc.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

ENHANCED PAPER STOCK

OPTIONS AND FEEDBACK FOR NETWORK JOBS

Melanie A. Sullivan

Proposed Classification

US. C1.355/203

Int. C1. G03g 15/00

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WARNING: Requested Paper Stock Not Available for

Print Request on Printer LPTI!

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Resume and Ignore Warning

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

- Vol. 21, No. 2 March/April 1996 129

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ENHANCED PAPER STOCK OPTIONS AND FEEDBACK FOR NETWORK JOBS (Cont'd)

Disclosed is an improved protocol for communicating information between a workstation and a printing system connected over a network. Generally, protocols exist that provide feedback of status information between a network client such as a workstation and a network server such as a printer. For example, protocols such as Novell@ APSN, AppleTalk", and XNS@ (Xerox Network Systems) enable two way communication of paper stock information between a workstation and a printer. These protocols do not always provide a user at a workstation with a full description of paper loaded at a printer. The improved protocol provides a user at a workstation with additional information such as the paper type loaded at a remote printer. For example, the protocol enables network users to select stock types such as drilled, transparency, tab, etc.

In addition, the improved communication protocol includes feedback to a network job sender such as that shown in the Figure. The feedback given to a network user operating a personal computer at a remote location from the printer is provided with similar information as that presented to an operator of a printing machine. Specifically, an error frame 2 provides a user with feedback to a network user sending a print request to a remote printer. When the print request specifies a paper stock that is not loaded at the remote printer, e...