Method of utilizing variable data fields with a page description language

  • US 7,333,233 B2
  • Filed: 01/26/2004
  • Issued: 02/19/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A computer implemented method for generating a bitmap suitable for high-speed variable printing, comprising the steps of:

  • providing a page description language file, the page description language file defining at least one variable data area and at least one static data area;

    interpreting the page description language file, and during the interpreting step, (a) generating a static bitmap of the static data area, (b) identifying the variable data area, and (c) responsive to the identification of the variable data area, not adding a bitmap of the variable data area to the static bitmap; and

    saving the static bitmap, whereby the saved static bitmap is used repeatedly in the generation of a plurality of documents, each of which contains the static bitmap and a variable data bitmap.

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