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SOLUTION TO STAPLE BUILD-UP PROBLEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026055D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Sets of stapled copy sheets are built up into balanced stacks by inverting every alternate set before it is added to the stack. In this way the increased thickness caused by staples at one corner or along one edge are distributed evenly on opposite sides of the stack, eliminating any tendency it might otherwise have to slump sideways.