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Print Control Data on Sorted Documents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038927D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Lyke, DG [+details]

Abstract

High speed reader-sorter applications require the operator to remove documents from the sorter pockets, as they become full, and place them in trays assigned to each pocket. Since the operator must usually turn away from the pocket just unloaded in order to place the documents in the tray, there is an exposure to accidentally putting them in the wrong tray. Printing control data on the exposed edges of the sorted documents, as they are sorted, permits the operator to visually verify that they are being placed in the correct tray. The present embodiment uses the ink jet printer of an existing reader-sorter to selectively print multiple dots at the very top edge of each document passing through the machine.