Patent Number: 7,788,318

Title: Printing management system and electronic file printing method

Abstract: A user sends a printing request of a cost estimate to an electronic file management server, applying a user terminal. The electronic file management server that received the printing request, generates printing data of the cost estimate. Next, the electronic file management server allots URL to the generated printing data, and stores the printing data, and URL in a document data storing unit. Then, the electronic file management server generates a two-dimension bar code including the URL, allotted to the printing data, and the data concerning the printing condition, and sends it to the user terminal. Then, a printing apparatus obtains via a bar code reader, the read data of the two-dimension bar code output to a display unit, obtains printing data from the electronic file management server, applying the URL extracted from the two-dimension bar code, and performs printing.

Inventors: Kinoshita; Koji (Tokyo, JP), Hiraoka; Akio (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018