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Credit Card Self Mailer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000091585D
Original Publication Date: 1968-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Maynard, KB: AUTHOR

Abstract

A continuous form automatically transports credit cards through a printer and, after subsequent bursting and sealing operations, provides a self-mailer. Continuous form carrier sheet 1 is divided by prescored lines of weakness 2 into successive longitudinal increments 3a, 3b, 3a, etc. Increments 3b have windows 4. Conventional credit cards 5 or the like are detachably adhered to the back side of the intervening increments 3a as in A. One or both sides of the form can be preprinted as well as scored and line-hole punched before cards 5 are applied. The Form is processed through a printer programmed to print desired information, e. g., name, address, account number, credit rating, and instructions on card 5 or sheet 1.

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Credit Card Self Mailer

A continuous form automatically transports credit cards through a printer and, after subsequent bursting and sealing operations, provides a self-mailer. Continuous form carrier sheet 1 is divided by prescored lines of weakness 2 into successive longitudinal increments 3a, 3b, 3a, etc. Increments 3b have windows
4. Conventional credit cards 5 or the like are detachably adhered to the back side of the intervening increments 3a as in A. One or both sides of the form can be preprinted as well as scored and line-hole punched before cards 5 are applied. The Form is processed through a printer programmed to print desired information, e. g., name, address, account number, credit rating, and instructions on card 5 or sheet 1.

After printing, sheets 1 are burst at alternate lines 2. Adjacent increments 3a, 3b are folded over each other and sealed about their periphery so as to provide a two-ply self-mailer 3, drawing B, that contains and protects cards 5. The name and address area on cards 5 is exposed through window 4. The folded over area of the two-ply mailer can conceal such confidential information as account numbers and credit ratings.

If preferred, the same result can be obtained by using a double width carrier sheet with window openings in each increment adjacent only one longitudinal edge of the form, and with credit cards attached to each increment adjacent only the other longitudinal edge of the form. After printing, such form is burst at...