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1. (WO2001082587) COMPUTER-CONTROLLED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A CUSTOMIZED IMPRINTED ITEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/082587    International Application No.:    PCT/US2001/012656
Publication Date: Nov 1, 2001 International Filing Date: Apr 19, 2001
IPC: G06Q 30/00
G06T 11/60
H04N 1/00
H04N 1/387
Applicants: IPADS.COM, INC.
GUSTAFSON, Mark
REISCHLING, Theodore
COMSTOCK, Samuel, J.
Inventors: GUSTAFSON, Mark
REISCHLING, Theodore
COMSTOCK, Samuel, J.
Title: COMPUTER-CONTROLLED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A CUSTOMIZED IMPRINTED ITEM
Abstract:
A computer-implemented method and system for generating imprinted items customized by a user via the Internet or other interactive network. The method and system provides for receiving a specification of an item type, wherein associated with that item type are a plurality of constituent parts, including an image, which may be manipulated and edited. The method and system further provide for merging the item type data and constituent parts data to form a merged data set in a format suitable for a fabrication system. The fabrication system then incorporates the merged data with the selected item type to produce a finished product - an imprinted item customized by the user. The product is then provided to the user. Multiple products can be provided to multiple destinations.