HYBRID OPTICAL/ELECTRONIC DUPLEX COPYING WITH A FIXED DUPLEX LOOP LENGTH
Original Publication Date: 1983-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
The printing of duplex (two-sided) copies with electronic imaging on the photo-receptor of the original document "pages" is utilized in the Xerox Corporation "9700" printer, "813" Duplex Option version. With this system the copier prints odd pages sequentially, then prints even pages sequentially on the back of those odd pages which have been recirculated back to the photoreceptor, and repeats this process until the entire copy set is completed. 'With this system the copy sheets being duplexed need not be fed to and from, or temporarily stored in, a dedicated duplex tray or buffer set, rather they are moved in a short continuous transport path providing a moving loop of the sheets being duplexed. The electronic input allows the "pages" of the original document to be electronically reordered and laser-printed on the photoreceptor in a rearranged page order for producing precollated duplex copy sets. Also noted is Xerox U.S. Patent No. 4,035,073 to George Del Vecchio.