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Development of an 'N-Down option

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033727D
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

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Abstract

This disclosure proposes an N-down feature for a document scanner that reverses the action of the original scanning (the N-up feature).

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Development of an ‘N-Down option

This disclosure proposes an N-down feature for a document scanner that reverses the action of the original scanning (the N-up feature). In addition to the multiple pages that are normally placed on an N-up print, this concept proposes that a code could be added to the output to identify this as an N-up job. This code could also include a job identification number, paper size information, and an indication of where in the original sequence of pages these pages belong. If the user selects the N-down feature and scans this print in, the printing device reconstitutes the job back to its original size. The primary advantage of such a system is in the reduced cost of the (electronic or physical) delivery of the described document.

One benefit for being able to “back-scan” multi-images to their original size is that

faxes would take the minimum transmission times with substantial cost savings as a result of the multiple-document being re-constituted at the recipient.