Global Patent Index - EP 1088660 A1

EP 1088660 A1 2001-04-04 - Method for calculating amounts of ink to be used

Title (en)

Method for calculating amounts of ink to be used

Title (de)

Verfahren zum Berechnen der für den Gebrauch erforderlichen Mengen von Druckfarbe

Title (fr)

Procédé pour calculer les quantités consommables de l'encre

Publication

EP 1088660 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99307773 A

Priority

  • EP 99307773 A
  • JP 10692798 A

Abstract (en)

On a graphic display (1): an image(s) (3) to be printed which is assigned to a printing plate is displayed (2); pixels of respective process colors making up the image(s) to be printed are integrated so that the total area for each color is displayed (4i); the thickness values of the ink layers of the respective colors prior to transfer are input as numerical values and displayed (4g); the coefficients which are determined by the number of screen lines and shape of the pixels, or image specifying symbols which indirectly specify such coefficients, are input and displayed (4e), ink transfer coefficients which are determined by the object to be printed, or printed-object specifying symbols which indirectly specify such ink transfer coefficients, are input and displayed (4e), ink specific gravity values corresponding to the types of ink used are input and displayed; and the number of sheets to be printed is input and displayed (4f); and then, when an execution command is given (4), the respective numerical values are multiplied for each process color, and the amounts of the inks of the respective colors that are to be used are displayed (4n) on the graphic display. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B41F 33/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41F 31/02 (2006.01); B41F 33/00 (2006.01); B41F 33/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41F 33/0027 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1088660 A1 20010404; JP H11286099 A 19991019

INPADOC legal status


2002-07-31 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20011005

2002-02-28 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2002-01-02 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2001-04-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-04-04 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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