ENHANCED PAPER STOCK OPTIONS AND FEEDBACK FOR NETWORK JOBS
Original Publication Date: 1996-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Disclosed is an improved protocol for communicating information between a workstation and a printing system connected over a network. Generally, protocols exist that provide feedback of status information between a network client such as a workstation and a network server such as a printer. For example, protocols such as Novell@ APSN, AppleTalk", and XNS@ (Xerox Network Systems) enable two way communication of paper stock information between a workstation and a printer. These protocols do not always provide a user at a workstation with a full description of paper loaded at a printer. The improved protocol provides a user at a workstation with additional information such as the paper type loaded at a remote printer. For example, the protocol enables network users to select stock types such as drilled, transparency, tab, etc.