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TONER GLUING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026056D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

During a xerographic copying process an original is used that leads to the production of stripes of toner along at least two margins of the copy, leaving the body clear for text, etc. After the copy has been made, it is folded to bring part of one of the stripes into contact with another part of either itself or another stripe, and then the folded sheet is fed through a heated nip to cause the toner to become fused again and thus to glue the contacting parts together. In order to read the text, etc, the margins can be torn off to allow the sheet to be opened up. In its folded condition, the copy can be mailed, with the address having been printed on either the back of the sheet, or on a marginal area outside the toner stripe, so that when folded over and glued the address area is left clear.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

TONER GLUING
Proposed U. Westerberg Classification

U.S. C1.3551324 Int. C1. G03G 21/00

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Volume 14 Number 6 November/December 1989 315

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TONER GLUING (Cont'd)

During a xerographic copying process an original is used that leads to the production of stripes of toner along at least two margins of the copy, leaving the body clear for text, etc. After the copy has been made, it is folded to bring part of one of the stripes into contact with another part of either itself or another stripe, and then the folded sheet is fed through a heated nip to cause the toner to become fused again and thus to glue the contacting parts together. In order to read the text, etc, the margins can be torn off to allow the sheet to be opened up. In its folded condition, the copy can be mailed, with the address having been printed on either the back of the sheet, or on a marginal area outside the toner stripe, so that when folded over and glued the address area is left clear.

In the Figure, the sheet 11 has three marginal stripes 12 applied to it, and an inset stripe 13. This divides the sheet area into text area 18 and address area
15. The former area may be provided with lines 17 of perforations. After the sheet has been folded about a line 16 which is central of area 18, so that the area 15 is left exposed, and the toner stripes 12 and 13 glued together by heat and pressure, the sheet can be mailed...