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Copier with Hole Punch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000088477D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Burchett, GL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In copy production it is often desired to bind produced copies, such as in a three ring binder. Presently the copies are produced, accumulated and then holes drilled through the accumulated copies. This process can be speeded up by inserting a hole punch station between the copy production portion and an output portion including an exit tray and a pair of collators.

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Copier with Hole Punch

In copy production it is often desired to bind produced copies, such as in a three ring binder. Presently the copies are produced, accumulated and then holes drilled through the accumulated copies. This process can be speeded up by inserting a hole punch station between the copy production portion and an output portion including an exit tray and a pair of collators.

A control (not shown) exercised through the operator panel actuates the hole punch station to punch holes in completed copies as they leave the copy production portion heading for the exit tray or a collator. By placing an input gate IG at the leading edge of the hole punch station, registration can be readily achieved. Alternately, a leading edge of the paper can be sensed and the hole punch station operation synchronized to the leading edge. In any event, synchronization of the hole punch station to the image cycle should be precise.

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