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TONER GLUING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026056D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

During a xerographic copying process an original is used that leads to the production of stripes of toner along at least two margins of the copy, leaving the body clear for text, etc. After the copy has been made, it is folded to bring part of one of the stripes into contact with another part of either itself or another stripe, and then the folded sheet is fed through a heated nip to cause the toner to become fused again and thus to glue the contacting parts together. In order to read the text, etc, the margins can be torn off to allow the sheet to be opened up. In its folded condition, the copy can be mailed, with the address having been printed on either the back of the sheet, or on a marginal area outside the toner stripe, so that when folded over and glued the address area is left clear.