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Distributed Bindery Control System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104501D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bale, RE: AUTHOR [+12]

Abstract

Described is a control system that allows the demographic binding and printing of magazines in a way that can be used for either stitched or perfect bound binding techniques.

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Distributed Bindery Control System

      Described is a control system that allows the demographic
binding and printing of magazines in a way that can be used for
either stitched or perfect bound binding techniques.

      This system consists of a hardware and software architecture
that provides the ability to build magazines that can be customized
on an individualized basis.  The magazine is built by the selection
of certain pages to be included based on demographic information.
Additionally, ink jet printing of address and personalized message
information on the magazine is also performed.  The system consists
of 6 major components.  These are outlined below.

      Binder System Manager - This subsystem is responsible for the
managing of batch runs for entire bindery line.  It allows for the
separation of control information such as number and types of
printers as well as being independent of particular control schemes
for tracking and building of individual books.

      Binder Book Manager - This subsystem is responsible for the
control of the assembly of books and the synchronization of custom
print data for a particular customer book.  It allows for the
separation of control information associated with the details of
printing customer specific information on a particular book.

      Printer System Manager - This subsystem is responsible for the
managing and formatting of print data for the books to be built
during a batch run.

      Pr...