With the explosion of the Internet there are abundant opportunities for budding authors (writers and designers). Their content can be eaily posted on the Web and accessed by a wide reader base through WWW. However, this on-demand and on-site publishing is limited to on-screen viewing and desktop printing. As more and more books and materials are accessed, there is growing need for on-demand printed copies. Ordering a printed copy is still a traditional business which limits amature authors and users from getting easy access to them. Some of the on-line bookstores provide only the purchase transactions through on-line, while the printing itself is done through traditional process. Some of the growing needs of on-demand printing include: getting a printed copy of a electronic Thesis material, printed copy of selective sections of a User Manual, revised pages of a Book. This thesis project involves a thorough study of a Model to facilitate on-demand print of documents available in Internet covering such issues like quality, speed, copyright, security, bandwidth, royalty and delivery. A working project will be developed, demonstrating the Model, using a Docutech Printer. The steps involved in setting up a work flow to facilitate on-demand printing of an Internet document using Interdoc/Docutech work flow will be documented. This work could be further extended to adopt to the evolving "Collaborated Publishing" concept widely being discussed for use in the Academic Society.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

On-demand printing; Internet

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Department, Program, or Center

School of Media Sciences (CIAS)


Cost, Frank

Advisor/Committee Member

Freckleton, Marie

Advisor/Committee Member

Gaffin, C. Harold


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: Z252.5.O55 D49 1998


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