Book assembly process and apparatus for variable imaging system

  • US 6,952,801 B2
  • Filed: 05/10/2001
  • Issued: 10/04/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/07/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of assembling first and second different books, the method comprising the steps of:

  • (A) storing a first number of pages;

    (B) specifying a first set of pagination information including an indication of whether a stored page is to be selectively included in the first book;

    (C) specifying a second set of pagination information including an indication of whether a stored page is to be selectively included in the second book;

    (D) determining whether a stored page is to be assembled into the first book based on the first set of pagination information wherein a second number of stored pages to be assembled into the first book is less than the first number;

    (E) determining whether a stored page is to be assembled into the second book based on the second set of pagination information wherein a third number of stored pages to be assembled into the second book is different than the second number and no greater than the first number;

    (F) generating page description language instructions for production of the first and second books in accordance with the first and second sets of pagination information; and

    (G) producing the first and second books in a single press run.

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