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Continuous Envelope Form With File Copy

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000092277D
Original Publication Date: 1968-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Branges, EC: AUTHOR

Abstract

This three-ply form permits automatic data entry and addressing by computer-controlled, high-speed printers, retention of a file ply of what is printed, and subsequent detachment of the remaining two plies into individual self-mailers.

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Continuous Envelope Form With File Copy

This three-ply form permits automatic data entry and addressing by computer-controlled, high-speed printers, retention of a file ply of what is printed, and subsequent detachment of the remaining two plies into individual self- mailers.

The form, drawing A, comprises three continuous form-type paper plies 1, 2, and 3. Ply 1 provides the file copy and is retained by the originator. Plies 2 and 3 provide the self-mailer's top and bottom. The addressee's name and address plus any other indicia are printed on 1 and are transferred either to 2 or 3 or both as desired by spot carbon 4, drawing B, on preselected areas on the back of either 1 or 2 or both. For example, transfer to the face of 3, internal to the self- mailer of confidential information like invoice balance due can be made.

To facilitate printing of two self-mailers simultaneously as the forms are fed through the printer, they are set up as two sets a and b. These are arranged side-by-side, separated by aligned longitudinal perforations 5 in plies 1 2 and 3. Each set has one of the standard marginal carrier strips 6 used for form feeding purposes. A conventional crimp lock, not shown, in 6 temporarily fastens file copy 1 to the remainder of the form during processing. Plies 2 and 3 are secured by gluing. Such is effected in a manner so that the self-mailer, after processing and when separated from 1, is sealed along all four edges by a continuous glue line 7 along th...