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SELECTABLE INVERTING OF COVER STOCK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027633D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In a digital printer which is capable of providing cover stock (such as slightly heavier stock, or specially-colored or finished stock) as effectively the first and last pages of a multi-page document, a common feature of such cover stock is that one side is of a slightly different quality than the other. In other words, typical cover stock may have a "glossy" side and a "matte" side; typically the glossy side should face outwards for both the front and back cover. However, because the cover stock in an original stack is typically arranged with all the glossy sides facing one direction, in the finished book, the back cover will be facing glossy side in. There therefore exists a need to selectably invert the cover stock for the back cover, so the glossy side faces out.