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FINISHER MODE SWITCHING Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025473D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


A reproduction or printing machine is disclosed, including a finisher having a stack mode, a staple set mode, and a bound set mode and a tray for receiving copy sheets delivered to the finisher to be operated in any of these modes. The reproduction machine includes a controller for instructing the finisher to change from a first mode to a second mode and an operating panel having a switch to initiate the change. After initiation of the mode change at the operator panel, the controller delays by a first time period the instruction to the finisher to change the mode of operation and, also, delays by a second time period the transfer of the copy sheets to the tray in the finisher. The second time period delay depends upon the finishing mode the machine is running in and the requested new finishing mode.