LIFTING PLATEN COVER
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Xerox Disclosure Journal
The copying of pages in thick books is facilitated by using two parallel slides to mount the platen cover on the optics frame, so that the cover is liftable bodily off the copier when copying from books. After the book has been placed in position on the platen, the cover is replaced so that its weight presses the pages to be copied against the platen. The slides ensure that the cover remains substantially parallel to the platen so as not to apply any localised forces to the platen which might tend to crack it.