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Method and Apparatus for Producing Safer Paper Edges

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000020113D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Oct-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Oct-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention describes a process to treat paper to reduce the problem of paper cuts. The process can be incorporated into office machines such as fax machines, copiers, or printers which treat paper edges as sheets are processed. It may also be used in the manufacturing process so that paper products and supplies are purchased with pre-dulled edges. For example: the manufacture of paper, cardboard, newsprint, magazine stock, and self-stick removable note supplies. The primary advantage of this invention is the prevention of paper cuts that are caused by sharp edges. A secondary advantage might be stacks of paper that is easier to handle, separate, or leaf through.