DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RELEASE OF LABELS FROM LABEL TRANSFER WHEELS
Original Publication Date: 1980-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Xerox Disclosure Journal
This disclosure relates to an article-labeling device such as the type used in addressing machines and having a heat transfer wheel for transferring a printed label onto an article such as an envelope. At least a part of the heat transfer wheel has heating means for contacting and heating the label to activate, soften or tackify heat-softenable adhesive on the label to enable the label to be secured to the article. One side of the label contains a heat-softenable adhesive, and the other side of the label contains the printed information, both of which are applied to the label prior to contact with the heat transfer wheel.