Patent Number: 6,945,645

Title: Method and apparatus for scoring media

Abstract: A method and apparatus for printing and scoring media in a printing system.In one embodiment a scoring pattern is based upon input by the user on agraphical user interface. The system typically incorporates a controllerthat drives a scoring printer having a scoring head with one or more pinsor wires that impact the surface of media and weaken the media. Bycreating a predetermined pattern of impacts, the media is weakened along aregion or line for subsequent separation.

Inventors: Baron; John M. (Longmont, CO)


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Expiration Date: 09/20/2013