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Stapled Manual Copying

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038735D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bushaw, KA Bustamante, LA Sutherby, HA [+details]

Abstract

In a copier having an automatic original document feeder and a copy set finisher, operator selection of both "one copy" and "staple" function causes the copies to be routed to the finisher's accumulator tray, where the copies are evenly stacked in collated sequence. When the operator indicates that the "one-copy" copy job is finished, by depressing a control panel stop button, the stack is stapled, and then ejected from the accumulator tray to an operator-accessible output tray. This control method forces the operator into the above mode of operation whenever documents are manually fed to the copier's copy platen, i.e.