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Printer Operator Information and Cut Form Alignment Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113430D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hull, RC: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method to provide a visible means of printer cut forms alignment, such means to be under control of a program residing in the computing system to which the printer is attached, and additionally to provide a means to present information such as printer status.

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Printer Operator Information and Cut Form Alignment Method

      A method to provide a visible means of printer cut forms
alignment, such means to be under control of a program residing in
the computing system to which the printer is attached, and
additionally to provide a means to present information such as
printer status.

      The following describes a means to provide a printer with a
visible cut form alignment indication which can be changed for
different forms under control of a program residing in the computing
system to which the printer is attached.  In addition, the same means
may be used to inform the operator regarding the proper form to be
used in the printer for a given application or to notify the operator
of printer status or other conditions.

Such means consists of:

1.  A specific part located behind the area of cut forms insertion,

2.  such part to contain an LCD display, LED display, or similar
    device.

3.  such device controlled by electronic circuits located in the
    printer,

4.  such circuits receiving control signals from the system to which
    the printer is attached,

5.  such that under program control an LED, LCD element, or similar
    device is illuminated or so made visible to an operator,

6.  such that said operator may use such illumination or visible
    indication to locate the left side, right side, or some other
    portion of the cut form to be printed,

7.  thereby providing a means of horizontal...