Vertical autosizing printing system

  • US 7,140,791 B2
  • Filed: 10/29/2004
  • Issued: 11/28/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/29/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for printing an image on an elongate image receiving medium comprising the steps:

  • inputting data defining the image to be printed;

    selecting a vertical printing mode in which the image is to be printed across the width of the elongate image receiving medium;

    initiating a print operation for printing the image;

    generating print data, in accordance with a print data generation method which ensures that the image fits in the width of the elongate receiving medium, wherein the print data generation method comprises the steps of calculating a length of the image with a first character size and comparing said length to at least two predetermined ranges, each of said predetermined ranges being associated with a predetermined character size; and

    printing the image with the predetermined character size corresponding to the range in which said calculated length is situated.

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