US 9,811,293 B2
Method and production apparatus for producing personalized printed end products
Rudolf Gallati, Neuhaus (CH)
Assigned to Ferag AG, Hinwil (CH)
Filed by Rudolf Gallati, Neuhaus (CH)
Filed on Feb. 25, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/53,612.
Claims priority of application No. 0276/15 (CH), filed on Mar. 2, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0259603 A1, Sep. 8, 2016
Int. Cl. B41F 13/46 (2006.01); G06F 3/12 (2006.01); B41F 33/00 (2006.01); B42C 1/10 (2006.01); B65H 39/02 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 3/1234 (2013.01) [B41F 13/46 (2013.01); B41F 33/0009 (2013.01); B42C 1/10 (2013.01); B65H 39/02 (2013.01); G06F 3/12 (2013.01); G06F 3/121 (2013.01); G06F 3/1208 (2013.01); G06F 3/1246 (2013.01); G06F 3/1264 (2013.01); B42P 2261/04 (2013.01); B65H 2301/437 (2013.01); B65H 2301/4311 (2013.01); B65H 2301/4312 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An automated method for producing personalized printed end products which include a printed product collection and at least one personalized printed product, comprising:
a control system automatically creating end product specifications which define a plurality of personalized printed end products;
the control system automatically creating sales orders on the basis of the end product specifications, wherein a sales order defines a production sequence for the plurality of personalized printed end products to optimize an occupancy of feed devices of a production apparatus for producing the personalized printed end products;
the control system automatically initiating the process of creating and creating digital print orders for the production apparatus on the basis of the end product specifications and the sales orders, wherein a digital print order defines at least one personalized printed product;
producing printed product collections with the production apparatus in accordance with the sales orders;
producing personalized printed products with a digital printing machine in accordance with the digital print orders; and
producing the plurality of personalized printed end products by combining each of the personalized printed products with one of the produced printed product collections.