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EASILY REMOVABLE BOUND SHEETS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025687D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An electrophotographic printing machine frequently advances sets of copy sheets to a finishing station. At the finishing station, the sets of copy sheets are bound to one another. The binding operation may use a tape having adhesive on one surface thereof. The tape is positioned so that the adhesive surface thereof is in contact with an edge of the stack. The tape is then heated and the copy sheets are adhesively secured to one another. Normally, the adhesive joint is designed to prevent the separation of the sheets in the stack from one another. However, under certain circumstances, it may be desirable to be capable of readily separating the adhesively secured sheets from one another after they are bound together. This may be achieved by selecting a tape having an adhesive thereon designed to permit the ready tearing of the sheets from the stack. In this way, a pad may be formed wherein successive sheets are readily removable therefrom A pad of this type would be highly useful when it is necessary to generate pads of duplicate forms.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

EASILY REMOVABLE BOUND SHEETS Proposed Classification David P. Van Bortel U.S. C1.355/14

Int. C1. G03g 15/00

An electrophotographic printing machine frequently advances sets of copy sheets to a finishing station. At the finishing station, the sets of copy sheets are bound to one another. The binding operation may use a tape having adhesive on one surface thereof. The tape is positioned so that the adhesive surface thereof is in contact with an edge of the stack. The tape is then heated and the copy sheets are adhesively secured to one another. Normally, the adhesive joint is designed to prevent the separation of the sheets in the stack from one another. However, under certain circumstances, it may be desirable to be capable of readily separating the adhesively secured sheets from one another after they are bound together. This may be achieved by selecting a tape having an adhesive thereon designed to permit the ready tearing of the sheets from the stack. In this way, a pad may be formed wherein successive sheets are readily removable therefrom A pad of this type would be highly useful when it is necessary to generate pads of duplicate forms.

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  XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 12 Number 2 March/April 1987

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