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Making Credit Card Carrier Booklets

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000077848D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hewett, FA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Preprinted and perforated continuous form paper webs are trimmed and collated automatically into superposed sets of panels of equal size, which are then bound into booklets or pads.

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Making Credit Card Carrier Booklets

Preprinted and perforated continuous form paper webs are trimmed and collated automatically into superposed sets of panels of equal size, which are then bound into booklets or pads.

Assume continuous form paper webs 1, 2 are preprinted with desired promotional information, have marginal carrier strips 3 with pin feed holes 4, and are zigzag folded in separate stacks, as shown in Fig. 1. As web 1 is incremented through mounter 5, a ram 6 that cooperates with a concave anvil, not shown, mounts credit cards 7 in angled corner slits 8 (Figs. 2, 3) uniformly spaced longitudinally along the web.

Web 1 is merged with web 2; and the superposed webs, with credit cards exposed, are fed by conventional pin feed tractors into document converter 9. This converter has rotary blades, not shown, that trim the marginal strips from both webs simultaneously; it also has a reciprocating transverse upper knife blade 10 that cooperates with a stationary lower blade to make intermittent scissor cuts to sever the superposed webs into discrete sets, like pads 11 (Fig. 2A, B) or booklets 12 (Fig. 3A, B) which are stacked on platform 13. Since the credit cards are face up on the top ply of each set, they provide an enlarged degree of separation, facilitating manual separation by the operator into respective sets that are stapled (or sewed) along line 14 to create the pads and/or booklets 12.

Webs 1, 2 are transversely cut at points selected to provide an...