Automatic optimization of hardcopy output for enhanced appearance and throughput

  • US 5,731,823 A
  • Filed: 01/27/1994
  • Issued: 03/24/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/27/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of controlling printing of a hardcopy using a hardcopy printing device having print characteristics, the method comprising the steps of:

  • supplying a page of a printing medium to the hardcopy printing device;

    instructing the hardcopy printing device to print on the page a selected image having a combination of at least two elements comprising (a) textual material, (b) graphic images, or (c) photographic images;

    distinguishing each element of the selected image as being either (a) textual material, (b) a graphic image, or (c) a photographic image;

    collecting statistics for each distinguished element of the selected image; and

    in response to the distinguishing and collecting steps, adjusting the instructing step for each of the elements to be printed on the page to instruct the hardcopy printing device to (a) print any textual material according to a first set of parameters, (b) print any graphic image according to a second set of parameters, and (c) print any photographic image according to a third set of parameters.

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