Patent Number: 8,817,302

Title: Printing system, image forming apparatus, image forming method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium encoded with image forming program for facilitating registration of a user

Abstract: The print server includes: a registration portion to register the image forming apparatus; a spool portion to store a set of print data and user identification information; a virtual data transmitting portion, and a print data transmitting portion. The registered image forming apparatus includes: a distribution control portion to cause the image forming portion to form an image of the print data, and store the received set, and further, when the virtual data is received, store the received virtual data; an authenticated printing portion to, cause the image forming portion to form an image of print data that makes a pair with the user identification information of the authenticated user; and an acquisition request transmitting portion to transmit an acquisition request to the print server.

Inventors: Fukudome; Kenji (Kawabe-gun, JP)

Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 15/00 (20060101); G06K 1/00 (20060101); G06F 3/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018