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Tab Media Banner Sheets

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130691D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 9K

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Abstract

This disclosure describes a method to enable printing banner sheets on tabbed media. Instead of the user possibly having to sift through a pile of print jobs in the output tray to view the banner sheet for each job, the print jobs owner name will be printed on the tab section of the banner sheet. This will make it easier for a user to find their print job in a pile of jobs and also quicker to sort a pile of jobs.

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Tab Media Banner Sheets

The purpose of this invention is to enable the device to print banner sheets on tabbed media.  Instead of the user possibly having to sift through a pile of print jobs in the output tray to view the banner sheet for each job, the print jobs owner name will be printed on the tab section of the banner sheet.  This will make it easier for a user to find their print job in a pile of jobs and also quicker to sort a pile of jobs. 

Currently, all banner sheets are printed on a set media selected via the device graphical user interface or GUI.  This can be any media compatible with the device.  The banner sheet contains the print job owner’s name, document name, date and time.  For each job, a banner sheet is produced (if enabled) with this information, followed by the print job.  All jobs are output to one of a few positions (depending on the output device) and are usually offset (one left, one right, one left...) by about 2 inches.  A user collecting his/her job from the output device may need to sift through a number of jobs in order to find their own.  This entails moving to each offset page and peeling it back to see the owner’s name on the banner sheet until they find their job.  Due to the nature of office printing, most job media is of a similar size (A4 or 8.5”x11”), thus it is a common occurrence to find your print job in the pile and accidentally take the following job as well (as the offset does not clearly define where one job s...