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PRINT JOB IDENTIFYING BANNER SHEETS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027613D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An automatically different and more informative banner page format (and/or different substrate media) for identifying and separating different print job types. Especially, for the differing outputs of multifunction machines, such as copying jobs, queue printing jobs, andor facsimile jobs.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

PRINT JOB IDENTIFYING BANNER SHEETS

Proposed David L. Salgado Classification

U. S. C1. 270/052.02 Int. C1. B65h 39/10

An automatically different and more informative banner page format (and/or different substrate media) for identifying and separating different print job types. Especially, for the differing outputs of multifunction machines, such as copying jobs, queue printing jobs, andor facsimile jobs.

The different banner page forms desired for these and other different job types may be previously scanned in. The machine software, prior to printing a job, would check to see if that specific job type has such a special banner page form enabled for that job type. If it does, it would copy that base banner page form, and then add to it the job's unique identifier(s) [see below], and then print that banner sheet before printing that print job, so that it becomes the first sheet in the output for that print job. The banner sheet may also be offset from its print job in the output tray, to help separate jobs, as is well known. An enable/disable selection is also desirable, if such special banner sheets are not desired in some cases.

These unique banner sheets are especially desirable for providing better and easier separations of queued-up plural different print jobs, especially from different printer users, where "mailboxing" the separate jobs into separate output bins or trays is not provided;
i.e., to have more informative and more easily...