Digital design station procedure

  • US 6,012,070 A
  • Filed: 11/15/1996
  • Issued: 01/04/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/15/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of producing customized business forms or brochures using a plurality of low resolution graphics templates in electronic form, and a plurality of text templates, using a user station including a video monitor, selection device, and processor, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) at the user station, using the selection device to control the processor, selecting one or more low resolution graphics templates in electronic form from the plurality of templates, and displaying graphics corresponding to the graphic templates selected on the video monitor;

    (b) using the selection device selecting text related to the graphics selected from the text templates, and displaying the text corresponding to the text template or templates selected on the video monitor with the selected graphics to provide a customized business form or brochure in electronic format;

    (c) using the selection device and processor electronically saving the customized business form or brochure in electronic format;

    (d) transmitting the saved customized business form or brochure in electronic format to a printing installation without transmitting a document, physical graphics, or templates from the user station; and

    (e) at the printing installation imaging a physical copy of the customized business form or brochure in electronic format transmitted in step (d), the customized business form or brochure in physical form having high resolution graphics corresponding to the template graphics selected in step (a).

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