Splicing Mechanism for Fanfold Paper
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
In printers utilizing fanfold paper the edge of a new strip must be taped to the trailing edge of the strip being printed to ensure continuous operation. A device is described to tape the top side of the sheets without the use of vacuum. Device 10 consists of plate 11 to which is attached cutting and taping mechanism 12. Plate 10 contains location notch 13 on one edge and a series of pins 14 on the same edge. Plate 10 is of sufficient width to accommodate any anticipated width of paper. Mechanism 12 attached firmly to plate 11 with block 15 consists of mask arm 16 and cutter arm 17. Mask arm 16 swivels upward from plate 11 at point 18 in fixed block 15. To mask arm 16 is firmly attached mask arm 19 consisting of upright arms 20, 21 which serve as a guide for the adhesive tape.