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Sticky Technical Newsletters

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104320D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 71K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mason, M: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is the new method of using sticky technical newsletters (TNLs) for updating bound books: perfect bound, spiral bound, and saddle stitched. It replaces the traditional method of replacement-page TNLs used in the past. For detailed writing and publishing specifications for sticky TNLs, see [*].

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Sticky Technical Newsletters

      Disclosed is the new method of using sticky technical
newsletters (TNLs) for updating bound books:  perfect bound, spiral
bound, and saddle stitched.  It replaces the traditional method of
replacement-page TNLs used in the past.  For detailed writing and
publishing specifications for sticky TNLs, see [*].

      The advantage of sticky TNLs is that the TNL pages can be
permanently attached to the pages of the book and require no
additional apparatus, such as binders, clips, staples, or tape.  If
the pages of the TNL are inserted incorrectly in the book, they can
be removed and reattached.  On the other hand, replacement-page TNLs
require some apparatus to secure the TNL pages into the book.  The
page of the book is removed, and the replacement TNL page is inserted
in its place.  As a result, the TNL pages often fall out of the book,
or the replacement-page TNL is misplaced or discarded.

The primary characteristics of sticky TNLs are:

o   Attached to the book using crack-and-peel - The TNL pages are
    attached to the pages in the book using only a small strip of
    crack-and-peel adhesive.  The crack-and-peel is 1/2" wide and
    located on the inner-margin edge of the TNL page, on the
    underside, extending the full length of the page.

o   Reduced page size and printed page image - The TNL pages are
    slightly smaller than the book pages.  They are about 1" narrower
    and 1/2" shorter than the book size.  When attached to the book,
    the TNL page is 1/4" from the outer edges of the book and 3/4"
    from the inner-margin edge.  The TNL page does...