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Label Printing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046755D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Douglas, GL [+details]

Abstract

The ability to specify a sheet size or type to an intelligent printer reduces operator formatting requirements, and print attendance. With modern keyboard/display word processing systems, an operator is prompted as to the type of paper which must be loaded. Continuous forms and cut sheets are managed differently and generally are the only choices. Although labels are a subset of continuous forms, setting a printer for continuous forms results in printing one per sheet of fanfold labels. This is a drastic waste of paper. Printing one label per sheet of individual labels requires recycling sheets. Formatting is a partial solution, but requires operator time and effort. Also, still present is a throughput burden in terms of intersheet time for recycling.