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Original Publication Date: 1985-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


In binding the edges of a stack of pages or leaves together, it is known to use an adhesive-backed tape to bind the spine of the book. Such a system is shown in the accompanying drawing, in which the incipient book 2 is engaged between a pair of jaws 4 which are forced together in the direction indicated by the arrows so as to present a planar spine surface 6. Aligned with the spine is a central rib 8 of thick, hot melt, adhesive secured to the central portion of a flexible tape backing 10. The borders of the tape are provided with thihner strips of adhesive 12, which may be of either the hot melt or pressure-sensitive type, the respective portions of the tape 10 being used to flap the book and seal the covers.