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COST EFFECTIVE DEVICE FOR OCCASIONAL PRINTING OF ENVELOPES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026602D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A carrier device to transport envelopes through a xerographic printer is disclosed. Unlike mechanical envelope feeders used on printing presses and high volume copiers, the disclosed method of envelope transport is adapted for use on any conventional printer, which may on occasion print or copy an address, return address or other information onto an envelope.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

Proposed Classification

COST EFFECTIVE DEVICE FOR OCCASIONAL PRINTING OF U.S. C1.355/133 ENVELOPES Int. C1. G03b OO/OO Eugene A. Swain

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COST EFFECTIVE DEVICE FOR OCCASIONAL PRINTING OF ENVELOPES (Cont'd)

A carrier device to transport envelopes through a xerographic printer is disclosed. Unlike mechanical envelope feeders used on printing presses and high volume copiers, the disclosed method of envelope transport is adapted for use on any conventional printer, which may on occasion print or copy an address, return address or other information onto an envelope.

Universally adaptable envelope carrier device 10 with seam 11 is shown in Figure 1. The carrier device which is analogous in size to any standard sheet of paper being fed through a printer such as letter stock (8.5 x 11 inches) holds one or more envelopes. In order to be unaffected by the printer's fuser, the carrier device is fabricated from a non-thermal softening plastic such as polyester film, teflon film or the like. Envelope 12 is enclosed and held in carrier device 10 by ear pockets 14. A xerographic master such as a label master provides outlined locations for information transfer. Information is transferred to envelope 12 in carrier device 10 through address opening 16 and return address opening 18.

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