Automated system for comparing a job quote for a print job with production data for an actual print job

  • US 6,801,333 B1
  • Filed: 06/15/2000
  • Issued: 10/05/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An automated computer-implemented method of comparing a job quote for a print job with production data for a print job that is related to the job quote, the job quote being stored in an electronic file and containing a plurality of estimate-related specifications, the production data being stored in an electronic document, the method comprising:

  • (a) entering the estimate-related specifications of the job quote file into a comparison engine;

    (b) analyzing the production data to determine its actual specifications;

    (c) entering at least some of the actual print job specifications into the comparison engine; and

    (d) in the comparison engine, comparing the estimate-related specifications to the entered actual print job specifications, and outputting any discrepancies therebetween.

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