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Desktop binding: a novel approach to booklet making hardware
Author(s): Steven W. Trovinger
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Paper Abstract

A low cost method and device for creating saddle stitch bound booklet documents is described. The device allows saddle stitch bound documents to be made using a unique low force method that avoids the issues and limitations found in commercial booklet making hardware. Typical commercial devices use high force industrial equipment that are physically bulky, unsafe, and expensive. The approach detailed here utilizes precision, light force, sheet-wise operations on individual sheets of paper to produce saddle stitch booklets, leveraging knowledge in precision paper handling and positioning. This method facilitates bound document creation with hardware that is compatible with common desktop and workgroup printer's sheet-at-a-time printing processes, but at a fraction of the cost of comparable commercial binding hardware. This platform enables the final part of the promise of desktop publishing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6076, Digital Publishing, 60760P (10 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.643224
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Steven W. Trovinger, Hewlett Packard Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6076:
Digital Publishing
Jan P. Allebach; Hui Chao, Editor(s)

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