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Auditable Industrial Printer Log

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015513D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an application that inserts relevant accounting information into printer logs to allow the customer to audit them later to improve their print procedures. It helps printer users answer questions like the following: "How much am I spending on toner to print each page?", "How many jobs are each of my operators printing?", "Which operator made the mistake of printing job YYYYY on the wrong form?". By knowing the answers to these questions the print shop customers are able to make their print