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Label Printer and Journal Station

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051632D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schall, TE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The figure is a schematic representation of a printing mechanism for printing both adhesive backed label materials and a record in the form of a journal tape listing the transactions or labels created.

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Label Printer and Journal Station

The figure is a schematic representation of a printing mechanism for printing both adhesive backed label materials and a record in the form of a journal tape listing the transactions or labels created.

Roll form material 1 is supplied from a supply spool 2 over an idler tension roll 3 and is moved past a round platen 4 at the exit point from which the form material 1 is divided into the adhesive-backed label portion and the journal paper ribbon or tape. The journal tape is wound on a journal take-up spool 7, and the adhesive-backed labels on the strip 6 may be torn off the tear bar 9.

The printer head 8, which is shown schematically only, would print upon the adhesive-backed label portion 6. The impact can be recorded on the journal paper tape 5 by utilizing the so-called ink-impregnated micro-encapsulated action paper provided commercially by the NCR Company. The labels in strip 6 are adhered to the action paper 5 by the use of a commercially available pressure sensitive adhesive provided by the 3M Company.

By the mechanisms shown in the figure and the utilization of the materials described, a low-cost combined label printer and journal take-up or journal station printer mechanism can be provided. The usual journal take-up spool 7 can be used to coil the action paper as a record of the adhesive labels produced or, alternatively, to record a simple journal transaction if the use of the adhesive label portion is not desired. If la...