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DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RELEASE OF LABELS FROM LABEL TRANSFER WHEELS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024239D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

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.