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TRANSPARENCY DETECTION IN PRINTING MACHINES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026964D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is an apparatus for detecting media conflicts involving transparencies in a printing machine. Transparencies, for example, can be inadvertently loaded in a paper tray of the printing machine after a user has programed a print job with plain paper and the paper tray is believed to be or is programmed to be loaded with plain paper but is in reality loaded with transparencies. Once the apparatus detects a conflict with programmed media and media loaded in paper trays, a controller in the printing machine provides an indication of the problem to the operator of the printing machine.