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Removable bar coding for bound books

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000172953D
Publication Date: 2008-Jul-21

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Abstract

Bound books are produced in a production operation with multiple process steps. Efficient production tracking in the manufacturing environment is often implemented by adding bar codes to products and then scanning these barcodes at the appropriate production step. Barcodes are sometimes inadvertently included in finished products when automated binding is used. For this reason, they are usually not used with automatic binding. This idea proposes two methods to enable the use of barcodes in a bound book production operation that reduces the risk of including the barcode in the final product. Both methods result in a perforated bound page with a barcode that can be removed from the final product by tearing along the perforation.