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Single Control Panel Button for Printer Paper-Handling Functions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065455D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Daniels, PR [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to provide all required operator invocable paperhandling functions with a single control panel button for printers which provide multiple paper-handling techniques. The specific paper- handling techniques provided are automatic cut sheet (multiple drawer), automatic envelope, manual cut sheet/envelopes, and continuous tractor forms. The following paper-handling functions are required on many printers to be available to the operator via the printer's control panel. 1. Eject of manually and automatically fed cut sheets and envelopes. 2. Tractor top of forms (vertical movement of perforation at top of next form to the first writing line position). 3.