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RAISED XEROGRAPHIC IMAGE FOR TACTILE READING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027410D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

STAMP (Selective Transfer Adhesive Magnetic Process) is proposed to be used to produce raised print for tactile reading. The raised print can be produced in two steps: making a regular copy on, for example, a xerographic machine and subsequently over-coating the toned area with a coating which provides sufficient elevation and a tactily sensitive surface. Donor tape used in the STAMP process can be modified for this application. The modifications include thicker layer of coating, and incorporating additives, such as blowing agents and rigid mineral materials.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

RAISED XEROGRAPHIC IMAGE FOR TACTILE READING
Edward Anczurowski
William A. Sullivan
Wayne R. Smith

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1. 355/271 Int. C1. G03g 15/14

STAMP (Selective Transfer Adhesive Magnetic Process) is proposed to be used to produce raised print for tactile reading. The raised print can be produced in two steps: making a regular copy on, for example, a xerographic machine and subsequently over- coating the toned area with a coating which provides sufficient elevation and a tactily sensitive surface. Donor tape used in the STAMP process can be modified for this application. The modifications include thicker layer of coating, and incorporating additives, such as blowing agents and rigid mineral materials.

The STAMP tape is a commercially available four layer product composed of the following materials, but for the purpose of the proposed application is not necessarily limited to a number of specific layers as some may be combined or added: a thin MYLAR base; a release lubricant, magnetic media, and an adhesive.

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