JP4158260B2 - Printing device - Google Patents

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JP4158260B2
JP4158260B2 JP04001599A JP4001599A JP4158260B2 JP 4158260 B2 JP4158260 B2 JP 4158260B2 JP 04001599 A JP04001599 A JP 04001599A JP 4001599 A JP4001599 A JP 4001599A JP 4158260 B2 JP4158260 B2 JP 4158260B2
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敦史 伊藤
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[0001]
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a printing apparatus, and more particularly to an apparatus that prevents important printed material from being mixed into other printed materials.
[0002]
[Prior art]
Recently, a printing system has been proposed in which a plurality of host computers and a printer are connected via a network line, and when a print job signal is transmitted from any of the host computers to the printer, the printer executes printing.
[0003]
For example, there is a system in which a plurality of users share a single printer in a network environment (see, for example, JP-A-8-2790, JP-A-8-2792). In such a system, if the printer is provided with a plurality of discharge bins, by assigning each discharge bin to each user, there is an advantage that it can be used like each mailbox and the sorting work can be reduced.
[0004]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
However, in the above-described conventional printing system, when print job signals from various transmission sources arrive at the printer, printing is performed without knowing, and printed materials from important transmission sources are mixed in with other printed materials, so that the user notices. May be slow.
[0005]
In view of such problems, an object of the present invention is to provide a printing apparatus in which important printed materials are not mixed into other printed materials.
[0006]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
Therefore, the printing apparatus according to the present invention has a plurality of printed material discharge units each assigned to a specific user and accommodates printed materials, and a print job signal to which information on a printed material discharge unit as an output destination and a transmission source is attached. A receiving means for receiving , a registration means for pre-registering a user's assignment to each of the plurality of printed matter discharge sections and a correspondence between a transmission source , a user, and a predetermined display message or voice ; and the receiving and a print unit that executes printing based on the print job signal unit receives, by confirming the information of the printed matter discharge part and source of the print job signals said receiving means has received, allocated to the printed matter discharge part a determination unit for correspondence between the source and the user determines whether or not it is registered in the registration means is, in the printed matter discharge part by the discriminating means Ri against was user and when the correspondence between the transmission source is determined to be registered in the registration means, with the execution of printing by the printing means, the user assigned to the printed matter discharge part And an output means for outputting a display message or sound registered in association with the transmission source.
[0015]
[Operation and effect of the invention]
According to the present invention, when a print job signal is transmitted from the data processing apparatus, printing is executed based on the print job signal, while the transmission source is confirmed from the print job signal, and whether or not this is registered in advance. A message is output if it is registered after being determined.
[0016]
Therefore, when waiting for a printed matter from a specific person, it is possible to know that the printed matter is from a specific person at the same time as the printing is completed, and it is possible to prevent such a printed matter from being mixed in with other unimportant printed matter. In particular, it is possible to prioritize the printed material that reaches the user, such as setting a partner to whom important communication is received.
[0017]
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
Hereinafter, the present invention will be described in detail based on specific examples shown in the drawings. 1 to 10 show a preferred embodiment of a printing apparatus according to the present invention. FIG. 1 shows a configuration of a printing system 10 including a printing apparatus of this example. 1, a printing system 10 according to this example includes a printer (printing apparatus) 100 and a plurality of host computers (data processing apparatuses) 200... Connected via a network line 300. A print job signal can be transmitted to the printer 100 for printing.
[0018]
FIG. 2 shows functional blocks of the host computer 200. The host computer 200 includes a personal computer main body 210, a keyboard (registration means) 211 for performing various settings and instructions, a display 212 for performing display, a memory 213 for storing registered contents, a CPU 214 for performing various arithmetic processes, a voice, It is comprised from the speaker 215 which outputs.
[0019]
FIG. 3 shows functional blocks of the printer 100. The printer 100 includes a printer main body (printing means) 110, an operation panel (message means, registration means) 111 for performing various settings and displays, a memory (registration means) 112 for holding registered contents, and a CPU for performing arithmetic processing. (Discriminating means) 113.
[0020]
The floppy disk 400 is a recording medium that stores software installed in the printer 100. The floppy disk 400 stores processing in the printer 100, which will be described later with reference to FIG. 10. When the floppy disk 400 is installed in the printer 100, the printing system 10 can execute the processing shown in FIG.
[0021]
FIG. 4 shows the appearance of the printer 100. In the printer 100, as shown in FIG. 4A, the apparatus main body 120 is provided with a plurality of discharge bins 121, and each discharge bin 121 is given a bin number as shown in FIG. 4B. Yes.
[0022]
FIG. 5 shows an example in which a user is set for each discharge bin 121 of the printer 100. In FIG. 5, the bin A of the discharge bin 121 is set as user A, the user B as the bin number 2, the user C as the bin number 3, the user D as the bin number 4, and the user E as the bin number 5. However, the other discharge bins 121 are similarly set. These settings can be performed using the keyboard 211 of the host computer 200 or the operation panel 111 of the printer 100, and the setting information is stored in the memory 112 of the printer 100.
[0023]
FIG. 6 shows an example in which the sender and the message display method and type are set for each set user. In FIG. 6, transmission sources B and D are set for user A, message 2 is set to voice 2 for transmission source B, display 3 is set for transmission source D, and On the other hand, the transmission source D is set, and display 1 is set as the message type. Also, the senders A, B, and D are set for the user C, and the message type is displayed 1 for the sender A, displayed 2 for the sender B, and displayed for the sender D. 3 is set, but the same is set for other users.
[0024]
When a print job signal is sent from the registered transmission source, a message is output by a display method set corresponding to the transmission source. The message type includes sound, voice, display, and the like, and the message method includes a speaker, a dialog, an E-mail, a status monitor, and the like. These settings can be performed using the keyboard 211 of the host computer 200 or the operation panel 111 of the printer 100, and the setting information is stored in the memory 112 of the printer 100. If the message is sound or voice, it is necessary to provide a speaker. However, since the printer main body 110 may have a built-in speaker for notifying various messages by sound, this may be used.
[0025]
For example, in the case of the user A, when a print job signal is sent from the transmission source B, it is notified by voice (“voice 2” in FIG. 6), and when it is sent from the transmission source D, a dialog is displayed (see FIG. 6 "Display 3") is performed, and when a print job signal is sent from any other transmission source, no message is displayed.
[0026]
7 shows an example in which the setting of users A, B... For the discharge bin 121 shown in FIG. 5 and the setting of the transmission source and message shown in FIG. For the registered name assigned to the user, the setting of the bin number of the used discharge bin 121, the setting of whether or not to use the message display function for the registered transmission source, the registration and output method of the transmission source for displaying the message It is supposed to be set. In FIG. 7, “use bin number is 1”, “use function”, “source registrant name is B, D”, “message type is voice 2 for registrant name B, The display 3 ″ is set for the registrant name D.
[0027]
FIG. 8 shows an example in which the setting of the users A, B... And the setting of the transmission source and message shown in FIG. For the registered name assigned to the user, the setting of the bin number of the used discharge bin 121, the setting of whether or not to use the message display function for the registered transmission source, the registration and display method of the transmission source for displaying the message It is supposed to be set. In FIG. 8, “B and voice 2 for registrant 1”, “D and display 3 for registrant 2” are set, and “function is valid” is set. These settings can be made by key combinations on the operation panel 111.
[0028]
FIG. 9 shows an example of a message displayed in the dialog. In FIG. 9, the messages “printing completion: D”, “print job received from registrant and printing completed”, and “print job sender D” are displayed. In this case, the title of the print job may be displayed. The message is displayed on the operation panel 111 of the printer 100.
[0029]
FIG. 10 shows a flowchart of processing in the printer 100. When a print job signal is transmitted from the host computer 200 to the printer 100, the printer 100 receives the print job signal (step S101). In addition to the print data and the print control signal, the print job signal includes information indicating the transmission source and discharge bin number information to which the printed material is to be discharged.
[0030]
When receiving the print job signal, the printer 100 confirms the destination of the printed material, that is, the pin number of the discharge bin 121 to be output from the received print job signal (step S102), and executes printing based on the print job signal. The printed material is discharged to the corresponding discharge bin 121 (step S103).
[0031]
Next, the registered sender registrant name is confirmed from the stored contents of the memory 112 and the user name that is the destination of the confirmed printed matter (step S104), and the sender of the print job signal is the sender registrant. The CPU 113 of the printer 100 determines whether it is included in the name (step S105). If registered, a message is displayed according to the registered content (step S106), and the process ends. If not registered, the message is not displayed and the process ends. Note that message processing can also be performed before printing.
[0032]
FIG. 11 shows another embodiment of the printing system 10 according to the present invention. In the printing system 10 of this example, a printer 100 and a print server computer (data processing apparatus) 201 are connected, and the print server computer 201 and a plurality of host computers 200 are connected via a network line 300. Any host computer 200... Can print by sending a print job signal to the printer 100 via the print server computer 201.
[0033]
In this example, the above-described registration means, determination means, and message means can be provided in the print server computer 201. That is, the keyboard 211 of the print server computer 201 is used to register a transmission source and a message corresponding to the transmission source in the memory 213 for each output destination. When a print job signal is output from any of the host computers 200..., The CPU 214 of the print server computer 201 determines whether or not a transmission destination corresponding to the output destination is registered in the memory 213. If so, a message corresponding to the display 212 is displayed.
[0034]
In the above description, the registration means, determination means, and message means are provided in the print server computer 201. However, the registration means, determination means, and message means may be provided in each of the plurality of host computers 200.
[0035]
That is, using the keyboard 211 of each of the plurality of host computers 200..., A transmission source and a message corresponding to the transmission source are registered in each memory 213 of the host computer 200 for each output destination. When a print job signal is output from any of the host computers 200..., Information is transmitted to the host computer 200 corresponding to the output destination of the print job signal. From the information, the CPU 214 of the transmission source host computer determines whether or not the transmission destination corresponding to the output destination is registered in the memory 213, and if registered, it is displayed on the display 212 of the transmission source host computer 200. The corresponding message is displayed.
[0036]
Further, the print server computer 201 may be used in the same manner as the plurality of host computers 200, and registration means, determination means, and message means may be provided in the print server computer 201.
[0037]
As mentioned above, although the embodiment of the printing system according to the present invention has been described, the present invention is not limited to the above-described embodiment, and in particular, the registration unit, the determination unit, and the message unit are the data processing apparatus and the printing unit, respectively. It can be in either of the devices. The floppy disk 400 may be installed in the host computer 200 or the print server computer 201 so that the processing shown in FIG.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a configuration diagram illustrating a preferred embodiment of a printing system according to the present invention.
FIG. 2 is a functional block diagram illustrating a configuration of a host computer in the printing system.
FIG. 3 is a functional block diagram illustrating a configuration of a printing apparatus in the printing system.
FIG. 4 is a view showing an appearance of the printing apparatus and its discharge bin.
FIG. 5 is a diagram illustrating a user setting example for the discharge bin.
FIG. 6 is a diagram illustrating a setting example of a transmission source and a message for the user.
7 is a diagram showing an example of a method for setting the contents of FIGS. 5 and 6 in the host computer. FIG.
FIG. 8 is a diagram illustrating an example of a method for setting the contents of FIGS. 5 and 6 in the printing apparatus.
FIG. 9 is a diagram illustrating an example of a message displayed after printing is completed.
FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating a flowchart of processing of the printing apparatus.
FIG. 11 is a diagram showing another embodiment of the printing system according to the present invention.
[Explanation of symbols]
10 Printing System 100 Printer (Printing Device)
110 Printer body (printing means)
111 Operation panel (message means, registration means)
112 memory (registration means)
113 CPU (discriminating means)
200 Host computer (data processing device)
201 Print Server Computer (Data Processing Device)
211 Keyboard (registration means)
212 Display (message means)
213 Memory (registration means)
214 CPU (discriminating means)
400 floppy disk (recording medium)

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  1. A plurality of printed matter discharge sections each assigned to a specific user and containing printed matter;
    Receiving means for receiving a print job signal to which information of a printed matter discharge unit and a transmission source as an output destination is attached;
    And allocation of a user for each of the plurality of print ejection portion, the source, the user, and a registration means for the association of a predetermined message or voice, registered in advance,
    Printing means for executing printing based on the print job signal received by the receiving means;
    By confirming the printed matter discharge part and source information from the print job signals the receiving unit receives, correspondence between the source and the user assigned to the printed matter discharge part is registered in the registration means Determining means for determining whether or not,
    If the correspondence between the source and the user assigned to the printed matter discharge part is judged to be registered in the registration means by said discriminating means, with the execution of printing by said printing means, said printed material A printing apparatus comprising: an output unit that outputs a display message or sound registered in association with a user and a transmission source assigned to a discharge unit.
  2.   The printing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the registration unit registers a plurality of transmission sources in association with the printed matter discharge units, and registers different display messages or voices for the transmission sources. .
  3. A printing device having a plurality of data processing devices and a plurality of printed material discharge units each assigned to a specific user and containing a printed material, the printed material discharge unit as an output destination transmitted from the data processing device, and In a printing system including a printing device having a printing unit that receives a print job signal to which information of a transmission source is attached and executes printing,
    And allocation of a user for each of the plurality of print ejection portion, the source, the user, and a registration means for the association of a predetermined message or voice, registered in advance,
    By confirming the printed matter discharge part and source information from the print job signals sent from the data processing apparatus, correspondence between the source and the user assigned to the printed matter discharge part in the registration means A discriminating means for discriminating whether or not it is registered;
    If the correspondence between the source and the user assigned to the printed matter discharge part is judged to be registered in the registration means by said discriminating means, with the execution of printing by said printing means, said printed material A printing system comprising: an output unit that outputs a display message or sound registered in association with a user and a transmission source assigned to a discharge unit.
  4.   4. The printing system according to claim 3, wherein the registration unit registers a plurality of transmission sources in association with the printed matter discharge units, and registers different display messages or voices for the transmission sources. .
  5.   The printing system according to claim 3, wherein the registration unit and the determination unit are provided in the printing apparatus.
  6.   The printing system according to claim 3, wherein the registration unit is provided in the data processing apparatus.
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