Patent Number: 7,101,332

Title: Sheet folding and trimming apparatus

Abstract: A sheet folding and trimming apparatus for a booklet maker or bookbinder includes a folding apparatus and a sheetwise trimming apparatus configured to trim the folded sheet from the folding apparatus on three unfolded sides of the sheet in a sheetwise manner. The location of the sheet folder prior to the sheet trimmer allows the use of a relatively imprecise and inexpensive folding apparatus, such as a buckle folder, and adjusts for the imprecision of the fold by trimming the folded sheet.

Inventors: Trovinger; Steven W. (Los Altos, CA)

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

International Classification: B41L 43/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018