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Integrated printing and finishing systems through robotic stack transfer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000172950D
Publication Date: 2008-Jul-21

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Abstract

In production printing environments, most document finishing stations are separate from the print station. Some customers need multiple print stations in order to keep the finishing station productive (finishing is typically faster than printing). Some customers need multiple finishing stations but cannot afford a dedicated print station per finishing system. As result, most product customers print, and then manually carry their printed output to their finishing systems. This idea proposes integrating the output from the printing stations with input to the finishing stations using robotic stack transfer devices.