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SELECTABLE INVERTING OF COVER STOCK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027633D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In a digital printer which is capable of providing cover stock (such as slightly heavier stock, or specially-colored or finished stock) as effectively the first and last pages of a multi-page document, a common feature of such cover stock is that one side is of a slightly different quality than the other. In other words, typical cover stock may have a "glossy" side and a "matte" side; typically the glossy side should face outwards for both the front and back cover. However, because the cover stock in an original stack is typically arranged with all the glossy sides facing one direction, in the finished book, the back cover will be facing glossy side in. There therefore exists a need to selectably invert the cover stock for the back cover, so the glossy side faces out.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SELECTABLE INVERTING OF COVER STOCK U. S. C1. 355/325 William P. Kukucka

Proposed Classification

Int. C1. G03g 21/00

In a digital printer which is capable of providing cover stock (such as slightly heavier stock, or specially-colored or finished stock) as effectively the first and last pages of a multi-page document, a common feature of such cover stock is that one side is of a slightly different quality than the other. In other words, typical cover stock may have a "glossy" side and a "matte" side; typically the glossy side should face outwards for both the front and back cover. However, because the cover stock in an original stack is typically arranged with all the glossy sides facing one direction, in the finished book, the back cover will be facing glossy side in. There therefore exists a need to selectably invert the cover stock for the back cover, so the glossy side faces out.

Proposed here is a capability for a high-speed digital printer wherein the user can automatically select inversion (such as through the trayless inverter of a digital printer, whereby both sides of a sheet are exposed to the photoreceptor for receiving an image) so that, when the back cover sheet is fed out, it exits the printer in an inverted orientation, so the glossy side faces outwards, i.e., faces in a direction opposite that of the front cover. In this way, in the finished multi-page document, the glossy (or other suitable) side of the cover stock faces...