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JP2010191995A
JP2010191995A JP2010113261A JP2010113261A JP2010191995A JP 2010191995 A JP2010191995 A JP 2010191995A JP 2010113261 A JP2010113261 A JP 2010113261A JP 2010113261 A JP2010113261 A JP 2010113261A JP 2010191995 A JP2010191995 A JP 2010191995A
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Mitsuyoshi Mineyama
Tadayoshi Takada
光義 峰山
忠礼 高田
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Even if there is no special device for embedding a specific function or command information on a medium, it is possible to easily create a multifunctional standard paper according to the needs of the user, and the paper on which the positional information is recorded It is possible to compensate for any tilt, printing position deviation, paper orientation error, or paper backside error so that information can be printed without deviation.
A position information recording medium 21 is divided into arbitrary areas. A specific function (OCR, cooperation with application, handwriting collation, encryption, calculation, database association, etc.) is assigned for each area at a position corresponding to an arbitrary divided area, and the standard paper 22 in the printer 20 is based on this. Create Data is written on the fixed form 23 of the position information recording medium, and the position information in an arbitrary area divided by the position information acquisition device 24 (digital pen) is stored. The function is transferred to the execution computer 31, and the function assigned to each area is executed based on the position information (33).
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  BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to a method for creating a standard form, a form, and the like and an application program for executing and correcting an allocation to an arbitrary area. The present invention relates to a printing apparatus.

In the conventional method for reading characters, symbols, images, etc. written on a blank sheet, the position information of each area of the standard paper cannot be acquired. It was necessary to cut out the area.
After that, it is necessary to take a procedure of assigning a specific function to the cut image, and this has been troublesome twice. In addition, an image capturing device requiring installation space such as a scanner is required.

  For example, there is a digital pen application solution technology (co-development by Anoto of Sweden and Hitachi Ltd.) (see Non-Patent Documents 1 and 2). This is because a special ballpoint pen with a built-in digital camera is used to write characters and pictures on special paper on which fine dots are printed, and when the check mark on the paper is checked, data such as written characters is displayed. It can be transferred to a personal computer or mobile phone, where it can be saved or sent via email. The point of this technology is that small dots with a spacing of 0.3 mm are printed on the paper, which draws a different pattern for every 1.8 mm square grid. As a result, it is possible to detect the pattern of the points written on the paper and identify where it will be when viewed from the whole.

  On the other hand, using a conventional method, a printer can print on a form that has an area set with a specific meaning or attribute at a specific position on a position information sheet on which different position information is recorded on the front and back surfaces for a digital pen. In this case, when the paper is set in the paper feeding device, the paper is shifted or tilted from the base point, so that an error occurs when printing to a specified specific position. For this reason, the coordinates read by the digital pen are shifted, and there may occur a case where an application that operates by determining the coordinate position cannot be processed normally. Also, if the paper is set in the paper feeding device in the wrong orientation or if the back side of the position information paper is set up incorrectly and printing is performed, the paper direction, front and back sides will be printed once. I noticed mistakes and so on, so I had to do it again and wasted paper.

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As described above, in the function assignment technique for the conventional paper, it is necessary to embed information indicating a specific function in the standard paper itself. If there is no special device for embedding information, a specific function may be assigned to the standard paper itself. could not.
Also, with the conventional printer technology, when the paper is set, if the paper is shifted or tilted from the base point, the paper direction is wrong, or the back surface of the paper is wrong, it is printed once and then restarted. There was a need to waste paper.

(the purpose)
An object of the present invention is to solve these conventional problems, and can easily create a standard paper having various functions without providing a scanner or human labor. Even if a specific function is not assigned to a function, a function assignment execution method for an arbitrary area that can easily create a standard sheet that can be executed by assigning various functions to an arbitrary area on the application side And a program thereof, and a printer system and a printing apparatus used therefor.
In addition, another object of the present invention is to correct even the above-mentioned paper inclination, printing position deviation, paper direction difference, and paper front / back difference, and to correct specific information at a specific position without deviation. Is to provide a printer system and a printing apparatus.

  The function allocation execution method for an arbitrary area according to the present invention divides a position information recording medium into arbitrary areas, allocates specific functions to the divided arbitrary areas on an application program or system, and the divided arbitrary areas. The data and position information written in the area are acquired by the position information acquisition device, and a specific function assigned to the data in the area is executed on the application program or system based on the acquired position information. It is said.

Further, in the function assignment execution method for an arbitrary area, the specific function assigned to the divided arbitrary area is executed in the order in which the position information is acquired.
Further, the specific function assigned to the divided arbitrary area is also characterized in that it is specified and executed in order on the application side or the system.
Further, one or a plurality of specific functions are assigned to one of the arbitrary areas.

  The printer system according to the present invention includes a position information sheet on which different position information is recorded on the front surface and the back surface, a printing apparatus on which a device for reading the position information printed on the position information sheet is mounted, and the position information. Control program having a function of transferring position information acquired by a device for acquiring position information printed on a printed sheet to an application program, and communicating with the control program for transferring position information of the position information sheet to the application program The sheet position determination function for measuring the tilt angle of the sheet from the acquired position information, and the information acquired by the sheet position determination function is inclined with respect to the print information before being transmitted to the printing apparatus. The print position adjustment function that corrects to the same tilt angle as the paper being It is characterized by having a application programs directly printed.

  The printing apparatus of the present invention includes a position information sheet on which different position information is recorded on the front surface and the back surface, a device that reads position information printed on the position information sheet, and a position printed on the position information sheet. The position information acquired by the information acquisition device is analyzed, and the position deviation information and the inclination angle of the paper can be measured, and the position information printed on the paper is acquired from the device. In accordance with the position information, a print position adjustment function for correcting the tilt angle and adjusting the deviation of the print start position with respect to the print information before printing on the paper is provided.

As described above, according to the present invention, (1) even if a specific function or command is not assigned to the standard paper itself, a specific function is assigned to an arbitrary area and executed on the application side. Even if there is no special device for embedding a specific function or command information on the medium, it is possible to easily create a multifunctional standard paper according to the user's needs.
Further, according to the present invention, (2) even if the paper on which the position information is recorded has a paper tilt, a printing position error, a paper orientation error, or a paper back surface error, Specific information can be printed at a specific position without any deviation.

It is a flowchart of the function of the function allocation execution method with respect to the arbitrary area | region which shows one Embodiment of this invention. It is a detailed explanatory view of the function setting dialog (1) for each area in FIG. It is a detailed explanatory view of the function setting dialog (2) for each area. It is explanatory drawing of the function allocation execution method with respect to the arbitrary area | region with respect to the test paper which shows the example of application of this invention. It is an operation | movement flowchart of the fixed form preparation method in this invention. It is explanatory drawing of the paper on which the positional information applied to the printing apparatus of this invention is recorded. 6 is an operation flowchart of a first method (an application and a printing apparatus for printing on a positional information recording medium without positional deviation) of the printing apparatus according to the present invention. It is an operation | movement flowchart of the 2nd method (printing apparatus which prints on a positional information recording medium without position shift) of the printing apparatus in this invention. FIG. 9 is a relationship diagram between the printing apparatus (each apparatus in the printing apparatus that prints without positional deviation on the positional information recording medium) and the flow of FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a position information reading device on a sheet in a printing apparatus of the present invention. It is a top view of the position information reading device on the paper in the printing apparatus of the present invention. FIG. 8 is a relationship diagram of each unit in the printing apparatus of the present invention and the flow of FIG. 7.

Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings.
(Standard paper creation)
FIG. 1 is a function flowchart of a function assignment execution method for an arbitrary area according to an embodiment of the present invention.
In the present invention, a method is implemented in which images of standard forms such as various forms, questionnaires, and answer sheets are taken into the computer 11 and functions assigned to arbitrary areas are executed. That is, an arbitrary area is divided with respect to the position information recording medium 21 (sheet, paper, vinyl, iron, wood, plastic) holding the position information. A sheet 12 is divided into arbitrary areas on the application 10. An example of the position information recording medium 21 is a notebook dedicated to a digital pen.

  Next, one or more specific functions are assigned on the computer to positions corresponding to the divided arbitrary areas. Reference numeral 13 denotes a function setting method on the area-specific function setting dialog. In other words, for each region, character recognition through OCR, linkage with an application, handwriting collation, encryption, calculation, database association, data erasure, communication, etc. assign. In that case, one area may be assigned one function, or one area 2 or more functions may be assigned. Furthermore, detailed settings are made. Reference numeral 14 denotes a detailed setting application.

  After arbitrary area division and assignment of specific functions on the application 10 of the computer 11, the standard paper 22 is created in the printer 20. Here, six areas are allocated, but the present invention is not limited to this value. Next, data is written on the fixed form 23 of the position information recording medium, and the position information in an arbitrary area divided by the position information acquisition device 24 (for example, a digital pen) is stored. Next, after the position information and the entered data are transferred to the execution computer 31 and the data entered on the fixed form 32 is acquired on the application 30, the functions assigned to the respective areas based on the position information are obtained. Execute (33).

The computer 31 for execution may be the same as the computer 11 for area division and function assignment.
For example, a scoring function is assigned in advance to the position corresponding to each answer field on the application side to the answer sheet created on the position information recording medium 23, and the position information acquisition device 24 answers the answer field. By writing, it is possible to automatically score in the answer column on the application side.

2 and 3 are detailed explanatory diagrams showing an example for assigning a function to the area in FIG.
In FIG. 2, functions such as OCR, application cooperation, handwriting collation, encryption, calculation, database association, data erasure, communication, etc. are shown corresponding to the check fields of the setting dialog 41, and OK and Cancel buttons are displayed. Is provided. For each area, by checking the check column and then pressing the OK button, the function with a check for that area is executed. In the case of FIG. 2, character recognition is performed on the area by OCR, and then handwriting collation processing is performed.

  In FIG. 3, there are two check fields in the setting dialog 42: automatic execution and function execution order designation. Then, only one of automatic execution and function execution order designation may be designated, or both may be designated. To specify the function and order, specify the area with ~ and specify the execution order in the order from top to bottom. In the case of FIG. 3, first, OCR is performed on the region (1), and then handwriting collation on the region (1) is performed. Next, OCR is performed on the area (2), and encryption is performed on the area (4). Next, OCR is performed on the region (5), the region (6), and the region (7), the calculation is performed on the region (9), and the data is deleted from the region (10). Here, after the temporary interruption, communication is performed with respect to the area (11).

FIG. 4 is an explanatory diagram of a mini-test standard paper creation method showing an application example of the present invention.
In the present invention, when creating standard forms such as various forms, questionnaires, and answer sheets, they can be efficiently created.
For example, as shown in FIG. 4, a scoring function is assigned in advance to the position corresponding to each answer field on the application side to the answer sheet created on the position information recording medium, and the answer is obtained by the position information acquisition device. By writing the answer in the column, the application side can automatically score in the answer column.

  In FIG. 4, the areas (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), and (10) are set, and OCR is applied to (1). Functions and handwriting collation functions are assigned, OCR is executed, the signature of the person and the handwriting are collated, and identity verification is performed. For (2), the Email software link function is assigned, the address of the data to be mapped is transferred to the Email software, and the mail software is started. A communication function is assigned to (3), and facsimile transmission is performed based on the mapped data number. For (4), an encryption function is assigned, and the mapped data is encrypted and displayed on the application. For (5) to (8), an OCR function is assigned, and the data to be mapped is OCR and scored. A calculation function is assigned to (9), and a score is calculated based on the scoring results of (5) to (8). For (10), a data erasing function is assigned to erase unnecessary data. For (1), (2), and (3), each database item is associated with an area in advance, and the database is automatically created.

FIG. 5 is a flowchart showing the standard form creation method of the present invention.
FIG. 5A shows a first method, that is, a method of executing a process of assigning a specific function to an arbitrary area immediately after creating the area, and FIG. 5B shows a second method, that is, assigning a specific function to the arbitrary area. This is a method performed immediately before actually executing the processing. In addition, the related apparatuses 50 and 51 to be used are shown on the right side of the flow.

First, in FIG. 5A, an arbitrary area to be printed on the position information recording medium is created using a personal computer and an application (step 101), and then a specific function is assigned to the created arbitrary area (step 102). Next, an arbitrary area is printed on the position information recording medium using a personal computer, an application, a position information recording medium, and a printer (step 103).
Next, write data and position information are acquired using the position information recording medium and the position information acquisition device (step 104). Next, using the personal computer, the application, and the position information acquisition device, the data and the position information are transferred to the application (step 105). Next, using a personal computer and an application, a specific function for each area is executed based on the position information (step 106).

  In FIG. 5B, an arbitrary area to be printed on the position information recording medium is created using a personal computer and an application (step 201), and then the position information recording medium and a printer are added to the position information recording medium. The area is printed (step 202). Next, write data and position information are acquired using a position information recording medium and a position information acquisition device (step 203). Next, a specific function is assigned to the created arbitrary area using a personal computer and an application (step 204). Next, using the personal computer, the application, and the position information acquisition device, the data and the position information are transferred to the application (step 205). Next, using a personal computer and an application, a specific function for each area is executed based on the position information (step 206).

According to the present embodiment, the following effects can be expected.
a) Even if a specific function or command is not assigned to the standard paper itself, the application can assign a specific function to an arbitrary area and execute it. Therefore, the specific function and command information are embedded in the medium. Even if there is no special device for this purpose, it is possible to easily create a multifunctional standard paper according to the request of the end user.
b) Similarly, even if the OCR execution / instruction function or command is not assigned to the standard form itself, the user can easily execute the OCR function on an arbitrary area on the application side.

c) Similarly, even if the function and command for linking with other applications and other systems are not assigned to the standard form itself, the user can link with other applications and other systems for any area on the application side. Functions can be realized easily.
d) Even if the handwriting collation function or command is not assigned to the standard form itself, the user can easily execute the collation function on data in an arbitrary area on the application side.
e) Even if an encryption function command is not assigned to the fixed form itself, the user can easily execute the encryption function on data in an arbitrary area on the application side.

f) Even if the calculation function or command is not assigned to the standard form itself, the user can easily realize the calculation function for data in an arbitrary area on the application side.
g) Even if the association information and commands with the database are not assigned to the standard form itself, the user can easily create a unique database from data in an arbitrary area on the application side.
h) Even if a data erasing function or command is not assigned to the standard form itself, the user can erase unnecessary data in an arbitrary area on the application side.
i) Even if the communication function or command is not assigned to the standard form itself, the user can provide the communication function to an arbitrary area on the application side.

j) Since the functions assigned to a plurality of arbitrary areas can be executed in the order in which the position information is acquired, the user need not be aware of the execution order.
k) When there is a function to be preferentially executed among the functions assigned to a plurality of arbitrary areas, the execution order can be designated, so that it is possible to provide functions that meet the user's needs.
l) Since a plurality of functions can be set for one area, a plurality of functions can be executed using data in the area. Further, even if some function or command is already assigned to the standard paper, the function can be provided as if another function is assigned.

m) Since a single function can be provided by combining data in a plurality of areas, a wider range of user needs can be met.
n) Since the function is automatically executed, the user can execute the function without any trouble after data acquisition.
o) Since the timing of executing the function can be explicitly specified, the user can execute the assigned function after executing a unique process that meets the user needs before executing the function.

In addition, when the terms used in the standard form creation method are defined, the “application” is an application program that creates divided areas for printing on the position information recording medium and assigns specific functions to each area. When the data and position information are acquired from the position information acquisition device, the acquired position information is mapped to the area position divided on the application, and the specific function assigned to each area is executed.
The “position information recording medium” is a medium holding position information, and a special pattern is embedded in the medium. For example, this is a digital dedicated notebook manufactured by Anoto.

The “position information acquisition apparatus” is an apparatus that can acquire data written on a position information recording medium and acquire the written position information. For example, an Anoto digital pen corresponds to this.
The “printer” prints an arbitrary area divided on the application on the position information recording medium.
In “assignment of specific functions”, one or more of the functions are assigned to an arbitrary area on the application.
“Execution of specific function” executes a function assigned to each area on the application based on the data and position information acquired from the position information acquisition apparatus.

(Printer and correction application)
The printer 20 shown in FIG. 1 complements even if there is a paper tilt, printing position deviation, paper orientation error, or paper front / back error on the paper on which the position information is recorded, so that it can be specified without deviation. It is a device that can print specific information at the position.
The printer of the present invention is a device that acquires positional information printed on paper, acquires the coordinates of the paper on which the positional information is described, and automatically corrects positional deviation and inclination on the positional information paper for printing. To do. At that time, the coordinate information acquired by the digital pen is normally read, and the coordinate position is determined and processed correctly by an application.

1) With a device that acquires position information printed on a sheet, the coordinates of the sheet on which the position information is written are acquired, and in which direction the sheet is set on the sheet feeding device based on the coordinates. Therefore, even if the print direction is not set correctly in a specific paper direction, the printing apparatus or the application can print the print information in the paper direction. As a result, printing errors due to setting errors in the paper direction can be reduced.
2) Similarly, a device that acquires position information printed on a sheet can acquire the coordinates of the sheet on which the position information is described, and can determine the back surface of the sheet. The side information to be automatically printed on the back surface of the paper can be printed on the side. As a result, printing errors due to setting mistakes on the back side of the paper can be reduced.

3) If the printer has a device and a function capable of recognizing position information on the paper, even if another printer is used, specific information is printed at a specific position without adjusting the position each time. can do.
4) Applications having a function of printing specific information at specific positions can be printed at individual positions.

FIG. 6 is a diagram of the front and back surfaces of a sheet on which position information applied to the present invention is recorded.
In the paper (position information recording medium) used in the printer of the present invention, each piece of position information is represented by different numerical values or information, and the back surface of the sheet is represented by numerical values or information different from the front surface. For example, as shown in FIG. 6 (a), the front surface is position information in which the upper left is 0 and the lower right is 10000, and the rear surface is 10001 in the upper left and 20000 in the lower right as shown in FIG. 6 (b). Position information, that is, coordinate (address) information as indicated by a point.

In the present invention, a) the first method realized by the cooperative operation of the correction application that prints the positional information recording medium without positional deviation and the printing apparatus, and b) the correction application is unnecessary, and the position information is recorded on the positional information recording medium. There is a second method realized by an operation in the printing apparatus that prints without deviation.
(First method (method using correction application))
FIG. 7 is a system flowchart of the application and the printing apparatus according to the first method, and FIG. 12 is a relationship diagram of each unit in the printing apparatus and the flow of FIG.
Hereinafter, the first method will be described with reference to FIGS.

  As shown in FIG. 12, on the PC, an application 57 for printing specific information at a specific position on the paper on which the paper position determination function 65 and the print position adjustment function 66 are mounted, and a position information holding register 64 of the printer. The control program 58 that can transfer the positional information of the paper, and the printing device 60 also reads the positional information on the paper in the paper feeding device 62 for reading the positional information paper and the paper feeding device 62. A reading device 63, a position information holding register 64 that holds the read position information, a print information storage buffer 61 that stores the corrected print information, a printing device 67 that actually prints, and a printed sheet 73 And a discharge device 68 for discharging the water.

  As shown in FIG. 7, the application 57 that prints specific information at a specific position on a sheet executes (1) a print command (step 301). As a result, the sheet feeder 62 in the printing apparatus (2) reads the position information sheet to a predetermined position (step 302). In the reading device 63, (3) the position information on the position information sheet is read (step 303) and stored in the position information holding register 64. Next, from the position information holding register 64 that holds the read position information, (4) position information on the sheet and position information from the reference point of the printing apparatus of the apparatus that reads the position information are transferred. Is sent to the control program 58 (step 304). Next, (5) the information read from the position information holding register 64 is transmitted by the position information communication control program 58 to the application 57 that prints specific information at a specific position on the paper (step 305).

  In the paper position determination device 65 installed in the application 57 that prints specific information at a specific position of the paper, (6) correction information is obtained based on the position information acquired from the read paper (position deviation determination, inclination determination). , Paper direction determination, back surface determination) (step 306). The application 57 that prints specific information at a specific position on the paper performs (7) back surface processing from the setting of the print surface of the document (switching the information on the corresponding surface according to the back surface of the paper, printing, print surface If the surface is different from the above, the print cancellation determination) (step 307). Next, in the print position adjustment device 66 installed in the application 57 that prints specific information at a specific position on the paper, (8) the print data is corrected based on the correction information obtained in (6) above. (Position deviation correction, tilt correction, paper direction correction) (step 308). Next, the corrected print data is transmitted to the print information storage buffer 61, and (9) the corrected print information is printed on the position information sheet 73 and discharged by the printing device 67 and the discharge device 68 (step 309). .

10 and 11 are a perspective view and a top view of the position information reading device on the paper.
10 and 11, 83 is a position information sheet, 80 is a position information reading device, 81 is a paper feeding device (conveying roller), 82 is a paper position reading device A, B, and 84 are reading pause lines, and 85 is a paper. The direction of travel.
A printing apparatus provided with a device capable of recognizing the position information of the position information sheet 83 with respect to the position information sheet 83 for a document created by an application for printing specific information at a specific position of the position information sheet 83 for the digital pen To start printing. The printing apparatus reads the position information sheet 83 to a certain position by the sheet feeding device 81 of the sheet feeding device 62. At this time, the position information on the position information sheet 83 is acquired by the devices 82A and 82B that read the position information of the position information sheet 83 installed at a specific position.

(Position, tilt, paper orientation, back surface judgment)
The acquired position information is notified to an application that prints specific information at a specific position on the position information sheet 83 for the digital pen via a control program having a function capable of passing the position information to the application. To do. At this time, the position information is also notified from the reference point of the printing apparatus of the apparatus that can read the position information of the position information sheet 83 placed at a specific position together with the position information.
When the application receives the position information from the reference point of the printing apparatus of the apparatus that can read the position information on the sheet and the position information of the position information sheet 83, the application uses the sheet position determination function installed in the application. Information on positional deviation of the sheet from the reference point, the inclination angle of the sheet, the sheet direction, and the back and front surfaces of the sheet are determined. After that, based on this information, the print position adjustment function installed in the application will cause the print information to be located at a specific position on the paper. The direction is corrected, the corrected print information is transmitted to the printing apparatus, and printing is executed.

(Judge both sides and print on both sides)
A document for front side and back side is created by an application that prints specific information at a specific position on the position information sheet 83 for the digital pen. Printing surface information is set for whether the document to be printed is printed on the front side or the back side.
An application that prints specific information at a specific position on the position information sheet 83 for the digital pen starts printing by a printing apparatus including a device that can recognize the position information of the position information sheet 83.

  The printing apparatus reads the position information sheet 83 to a certain position by the roller (paper feeding apparatus 81) of the sheet feeding apparatus 62. At this time, the position information on the position information sheet 83 is acquired by a device that can read the position information of the position information sheet 83 installed at a specific position. The acquired position information is notified to an application that prints specific information at a specific position on the position information sheet 83 for the digital pen via a control program having a function capable of passing the position information to the application. To do. At this time, the position information from the reference point of the printing apparatus of the apparatus capable of reading the position information of the position information sheet 83 installed at a specific position is also notified together with the position information. The application that has received the position information uses the paper position determination function installed in the application to determine whether the paper surface is the back surface or the front surface, and prints print information to be printed according to the paper surface.

(Judge the back surface and print on one side)
An application that prints specific information at a specific position on the position information sheet 83 for the digital pen creates a document in which the information to be printed is set to be front or back information. An application that prints specific information at a specific position on the position information sheet 83 for the digital pen starts printing by a printing apparatus including a device that can recognize the position information of the position information sheet 83.

The printing apparatus reads the position information sheet 83 to a certain position by the roller (paper feeding apparatus 81) of the sheet feeding apparatus 62. At this time, the position information on the position information sheet 83 is acquired by an apparatus capable of reading the position information of the position information sheet 83 installed at a specific position. The acquired position information is notified to an application that prints specific information at a specific position on the position information sheet 83 for the digital pen via a control program having a function capable of passing the position information to the application. To do. At this time, the position information from the reference point of the printing apparatus of the apparatus capable of reading the position information of the position information sheet installed at a specific position is also notified together with the position information.
The application that receives the position information uses the paper position determination function installed in the application to determine whether the paper side is the back side or the front side. If the print side information differs from the print side information set in the document, a print error is issued. appear. If it matches the printing surface information, printing is performed.
Note that it is possible to provide all the functions of printing on both sides or only on one side as a result of positional deviation, inclination, paper orientation, and back surface determination.

(Second method (correction by printing apparatus))
FIG. 8 is an operation flowchart of the printing apparatus that prints on the positional information recording medium according to the present invention without misalignment, and FIG.
According to the second method, the paper position determination function and the print position adjustment function are mounted on the printing apparatus, so that even if the application does not include the paper position determination function and the print position adjustment function, This is a method of printing without making a mistake in the inclination and paper direction.

  In this method, printing is executed as usual by an application that does not include the paper position determination function and the print position adjustment function. A printing apparatus that implements a paper position determination function and a printing position adjustment function reads position information paper 83 to a certain position by a roller (paper feeding device 81) of a paper feeding device 62, and position information installed at a specific position. The position information on the position information sheet 83 is acquired by a device that can read the position information of the sheet. The acquired position information and the position information from the reference point of the printing apparatus of the apparatus capable of reading the position information are held in a position information holding area in the printing apparatus. After that, based on these pieces of information, the paper position determination function installed in the printing apparatus detects the positional deviation and the inclination angle of the paper, and the print information transmitted from the application is corrected by the print position adjustment function. Print with adjusted misalignment and tilt. Correction of the paper direction is also possible.

  As shown in FIGS. 8 and 9, (1) information to be printed is stored in the print information storage buffer 61 (step 401). Next, (2) the position information sheet 83 is read from the sheet feeder 62 to a predetermined position by the sheet feeder 69 (step 402). Next, (3) the position information on the position information sheet 83 is read by a device that reads the position information (step 403). Next, (4) the position information on the sheet and the position information from the reference point of the printing apparatus of the apparatus that reads the position information are held in the position information holding register 64 in the printing apparatus (step 404). Next, (5) the correction information of the read paper is obtained from the position information of the position information holding register 64 by the paper position determination function (position deviation determination, inclination determination, paper direction determination) (step 405). Next, (6) the print information stored in the print information storage buffer 61 is corrected based on the correction information obtained in (5) above by the print position adjustment function (positional deviation correction, tilt correction, paper Direction correction) (step 406). Next, (7) the corrected printing information is printed on the position information sheet 83 by the printing device 67 (step 407). Next, (8) the paper is discharged by the discharge device 68 (step 408).

  As described above, the printing apparatus according to the present invention acquires the coordinates of the sheet on which the position information is described, and determines the coordinate position even if the position information sheet has a positional deviation, a tilt, or an error in the direction of the sheet. It is possible to correctly perform the printing process by correcting with the application for processing or with the printing apparatus.

10 ... Application for arbitrary area allocation and specific function allocation,
11 ... Computer, 12 ... Arbitrary area dividing function,
13 ... Function setting dialog for each area, 14 ... Detailed setting function,
20 ... Printer (printing apparatus), 21 ... Position information recording medium,
22 ... Preparation of standard paper, 23 ... Position information recording medium (standard paper),
24 ... Position information acquisition device, 31 ... Computer,
30 ... Execution application, 32 ... Specific function assignment,
33: Specific function execution module, 41, 42: Area-specific function setting dialog,
50, 51 ... related device, 60 ... printing device, 61 ... print information storage buffer,
62... Paper feeding device, 63... Position information reading device on paper,
64 ... Position information holding register, 65 ... Paper position determination device,
66 ... printing position adjustment function, 67 ... printing device, 68 ... discharge function,
69 ... Paper feeder, 71, 72 ... Blank paper, 73 ... Printed paper,
80 ... paper position information reading device, 81 ... paper feeding device,
82 ... Paper position reading devices A and B, 83 ... Position information paper,
84: Reading pause line, 85: Paper traveling direction.

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  1. A position information recording medium in which position information is recorded, and a printing apparatus on which a device for reading the position information printed on the position information recording medium is mounted;
    A control program having a function of transferring the position information acquired by the apparatus for acquiring the position information printed on the recording medium on which the position information is described to the application program, and the position information of the position information recording medium to the application program It is possible to communicate with the control program to be transferred, a recording medium position determination function for measuring the tilt angle of the recording medium from the acquired position information, and transmission from the information acquired by the recording medium position determination function to the printing apparatus A print position adjustment function for correcting the print information before the print information to be the same as the tilted recording medium, and an application program for printing the print information adjusted as it is. A printer system.
  2. A position information recording medium in which position information is recorded, and a printing apparatus on which a device for reading the position information printed on the position information recording medium is mounted;
    A control program having a function of transferring the position information acquired by the apparatus for acquiring the position information printed on the recording medium on which the position information is described to the application program, and the position information of the position information recording medium to the application program From the information acquired by the recording medium position determination function capable of communicating with the control program to be transferred and measuring the positional deviation from the reference position at the time of printing from the acquired position information, and the information acquired by the recording medium position determination function The printing position adjustment function for shifting the printing position by an amount shifted from the reference position at the time of printing with respect to the printing information before being transmitted to the printing apparatus is mounted, and the printing information whose printing position is adjusted is printed as it is. A printer system comprising an application program.
  3.   A position information recording medium in which position information is recorded, a printing apparatus on which a device for reading position information printed on the position information recording medium is mounted, and a position in which the position information is printed A control program having a function of transferring the position information acquired by the apparatus for acquiring information to the application program, and the control program transferring position information of the position information recording medium to the application program. A recording medium position determining function for determining the direction of the recording medium set from the position information, and the recording medium direction with respect to the print information before being transmitted to the printing apparatus from the information acquired by the recording medium position determining function And a print position adjustment function that adjusts the rotation direction according to the Printer system characterized by having an application program.
  4. A position information recording medium in which position information is recorded, and a printing apparatus on which a device for reading the position information printed on the position information recording medium is mounted;
    A control program having a function of transferring the position information acquired by the apparatus for acquiring the position information printed on the recording medium on which the position information is described to the application program, and the position information of the position information recording medium to the application program It is possible to communicate with the control program to be transferred, and from the acquired position information, a recording medium position determining function for determining whether a printing surface is the back surface or the front surface of the recording medium, and information acquired by the recording medium position determining function A printer system comprising: an application program having a function of printing front side print information for the front side and back side print information for the back side.
  5.   A position information recording medium in which position information is recorded, a printing apparatus on which a device for reading position information printed on the position information recording medium is mounted, and a position in which the position information is printed A control program having a function of transferring the position information acquired by the apparatus for acquiring information to the application program, and the control program transferring position information of the position information recording medium to the application program. According to the recording medium position determination function for determining whether the surface to be printed from the position information is the back surface or the front surface of the recording medium, and the print surface back-and-front information acquired by the recording medium position determination function, If it is the same, printing is executed. Printer system characterized by having and.
  6. The printer system according to any one of claims 1 to 5,
    A printer system comprising an application program comprising a combination of the recording medium position determination function and a print position adjustment function.
  7.   A position information recording medium in which position information is recorded, a device that reads position information printed on the position information recording medium, and a position acquired by a device that acquires position information printed on the position information recording medium According to the position information acquired from the recording medium position determination function capable of analyzing the information and measuring the positional deviation information and the inclination angle of the recording medium, and the position information acquired from the apparatus for acquiring the position information printed on the recording medium. A printing apparatus comprising: a printing position adjustment function for correcting an inclination angle and adjusting a deviation of a printing start position with respect to printing information before printing on a recording medium.
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