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Additional Print at Receiver Facsimile Terminal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049184D
Original Publication Date: 1982-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Meguro, S: AUTHOR

Abstract

A dark scale of additional characters, marks, etc., representing a receipt date and/or time, a receiver facsimile terminal number, etc., which are superimposingly printed on a received facsimile image on a recording paper by the receiver facsimile terminal, is selectively controlled or inverted in accordance with a detected dark scale of a received facsimile image.

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Additional Print at Receiver Facsimile Terminal

A dark scale of additional characters, marks, etc., representing a receipt date and/or time, a receiver facsimile terminal number, etc., which are superimposingly printed on a received facsimile image on a recording paper by the receiver facsimile terminal, is selectively controlled or inverted in accordance with a detected dark scale of a received facsimile image.

The additional characters, e.g., the receipt date, etc., are printed on a leading edge portion of the recording paper at the receiver facsimile terminal. In prior arrangements, both the additional characters and the received facsimile image are represented by a black level, and for that reason the additional characters can be easily recognized by a person, such as an operator, even if the received facsimile background image to be printed on the leading edge portion of the recording paper is in the black level, a predetermined area in the leading edge portion of the recording paper is reserved as a background area and the facsimile image fallen into the reserved background area is cut to provide the background white level area in order to maintain a clear contrast of the additional characters viewed by the operator.

To eliminate the necessity of the above image cut operation, the dark scale of the received facsimile image fallen into the reserved background area is detected or determined, and the level of the additional characters, etc., representing the receipt date, etc., is selectively inverted or controlled in accordance with the detected dark scale of the background area.

A block 1 in Fig. 1 indicates the receiver facsimile terminal...