Browse Prior Art Database

Original Publication Date: 1979-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


The general method for binding sheets to produce books ordinarily involves the use of hot melt adhesives. This material and its application has inherent problems such as books must be produced off-line, cleanup of the hot melt adhesive is difficult, the adhesive has a short pot life, heating of the adhesive produces objectionable odors, and the process generally is slow. To overcome these difficulties, an apparatus is provided for applying a fast drying or curing adhesive to the bound edge of individual sheets in an on-line process. The book is bound by transferring an adhesive from an applicator to individual sheets as they enter a stacking tray from the copy producing device, such as a xerographic copier. When all sheets have