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PAPER STOCK VALIDATION USING PRE-PRINTED DATAGLYPHS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027553D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Since xerographic or other copiers or printers typically have several different paper trays in which different sizes, weights, colors, or other characteristics of paper stock may be loaded, there can be as many as six such paper trays. Thus, there exists the possibility of operator error, causing a print job or portions of a print job, to be printed on the wrong stock. This can happen by loading the wrong stock in a tray programmed for another stock, or by selecting the wrong tray for the job in setting up the job on the machine graphic user interface or job ticket. If the wrong stock was a special preprinted stock, and there was a large run, this mistake can be economically wasteful as well as time-consuming.