06049390 is referenced by 132 patents and cites 16 patents.

This invention relates to high speed digital printing of pages each obtained by merging one or more page elements. A method is disclosed for merging page elements which are stored in a compressed format, the merging substantially in compressed domain to enable the an implementation of the method to perform the merge rapidly, keeping up with a fast printing device. The merging occurs according to a page layout script which specifies the positions and printing order of selected page elements on each page. An apparatus for merging also is disclosed.

Title
Compressed merging of raster images for high speed digital printing
Application Number
8/964651
Publication Number
6049390
Application Date
November 5, 1997
Publication Date
April 11, 2000
Inventor
Jan J Vlietinck
Ghent
BE
Lieven W Depuydt
Ghent
BE
Eddy H Debaere
Deinze
BE
Paul H Notredame
Wondelgem
BE
Agent
Dov Inventek Rosenfeld
Assignee
Barco Graphics
BE
IPC
G06F 17/24
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