Patent Number: 6,254,290

Title: Printing system, printing control system, and printer

Abstract: Disclosed is a printing system comprising a primary system and a printer connected thereto. To enhance the usability of a sorting operation for printed matters, the primary system includes a sorting instructing means for transmitting, to the printer, an instruction regarding contents of printing job separation marks for indicating a separation between jobs before printing job data; and the printer includes a means for analyzing a sorting instruction supplied from the primary system, and a means for executing a sorting operation in accordance with the analyzed result.

Inventors: Imai; Tsuneo (Ebina, JP), Hirai; Kenshi (Hadano, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: B41J 29/38 (20060101); G06F 3/12 (20060101); B41J 011/44 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018