Image forming device, print job transmission device, data management device, program, storage medium and method for supplying print sheet

  • US 7,852,504 B2
  • Filed: 11/12/2004
  • Issued: 12/14/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/13/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An image forming device, comprising:

  • a transmission/reception section which functions as an interface to a network;

    a control section for generating a tray selection signal in accordance with a print job inputted to the transmission/reception section, said print job including a print condition indicative of a condition for printing; and

    a sheet feeding tray section, having a plurality of sheet trays capable of storing sheets of different types therein, which supplies a sheet from one of the sheet trays that has been selected in accordance with the tray selection signal transmitted from the control section,wherein said control section includes;

    an operation control section for extracting the print condition from the print job and for obtaining an order table, indicative of a priority based on the print condition that has been extracted, from setting information, indicative of a sheet type priority indicating a type of paper corresponding to the print condition, wherein the order table specifies one of the sheet trays; and

    a tray selection section for generating the tray selection signal for selecting one of the sheet trays, in accordance with the order table transmitted from the operation control section.

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