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CUSTOMIZED WATERMARK TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND COPY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027820D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is an icon based, user interface option for electrophotographic printers and copiers that creates a watermark to differentiate between an original document and copies, drafts, or working copies of the original. The user has the ability to determine the watermark for all copies made from the original. Moreover, the user has an option of having the watermark appear on just the top of the first page or on all pages of the reproduced document. The output then differentiates between first copy and any subsequent copies made from the original. This process eliminates additional manual handling and clearly differentiates between the original and copies of a document. Paperwork processing time decreases due to a reduction in multiple, manual handling of paper documents.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CUSTOMIZED WATERMARK TO Proposed Classification DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN ORIGINAL
AND COPY
Nancy N. Pickering
Susan L. Hanes
Joseph E. Miska

U. S. C1. 399/081 Int. C1. GO3g 15/00

Disclosed is an icon based, user interface option for electrophotographic printers and copiers that creates a watermark to differentiate between an original document and copies, drafts, or working copies of the original. The user has the ability to determine the watermark for all copies made from the original. Moreover, the user has an option of having the watermark appear on just the top of the first page or on all pages of the reproduced document. The output then differentiates between first copy and any subsequent copies made from the original. This process eliminates additional manual handling and clearly differentiates between the original and copies of a document. Paperwork processing time decreases due to a reduction in multiple, manual handling of paper documents.

DP5895

Xerox Disclosure Journal - Vol. 24, No. 6 NovemberAIecember 1999 275

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