Method of utilizing variable data fields with a page description language

  • US 6,771,387 B2
  • Filed: 03/01/2002
  • Issued: 08/03/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer implemented method for generating a plurality of bitmaps suitable for printing comprising the steps of:

  • (a) interpreting a page description code specification, the page description code specification defining at least one template bitmap and including at least one data area into which at least one of a plurality of a variable bitmaps is to be merged, the interpreting step including a step of identifying the data area;

    (b) producing a first template bitmap;

    (c) merging at least a first one of the plurality of variable bitmaps into the one data area of the first template bitmap to create a first merged bitmap;

    (d) printing the first merged bitmap;

    (e) producing a next template bitmap;

    (f) merging at least a next one of the plurality of variable bitmaps into the one data area of the next template bitmap;

    (g) printing the next merged bitmap; and

    (h) repeating steps (e) through (g) for the plurality of variable bitmaps.

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