IMPROVED PLATEN FOR BOOKS
Original Publication Date: 1999-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Disclosed is a thick platen cover composed of at least two inches of highly compressible foam that allows the platen cover on an electrophotographic printing machine to close completely when copying anything from a single document to very large books. The platen frame would be made from a rigid material which, when closed, forms a box around the original document. The foam interior holds the original document tightly against the platen glass and surrounds it to eliminate the entrance of ambient light.