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Publication numberUS1985675 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 25, 1934
Filing dateJan 27, 1932
Priority dateJan 27, 1932
Publication numberUS 1985675 A, US 1985675A, US-A-1985675, US1985675 A, US1985675A
InventorsBlatz Peter A
Original AssigneeBlatz Peter A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Printed leather
US 1985675 A
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Patented Dec, ;5, l9." 4 t am-1; h H

P No Drawing, Application January 27,1932,

. a a x SerialNo. 589,315

{I 3Glaims. :(Ol; 9'1 6" 7.9 )f r My-inventionrelates to the manufacture of ground for the printed matter, in anyusual and leather, and comprises an improved method of suitable fashion. In the case of white skins, a manufacturing printed leather, and more parwhite pigment may be applied, or the skins may ticularly relates to the manufacture of glazed be initially white and of a character substan- 5 kid with an all over design printed thereon. tially like those produced in carrying out the, 5

Leathers having a printed design thereon are process set forth in Patent No. 1,334,216, dated desirable for many purposes such, for instance March 16, 1920. Upon such white, or whitened, as the use of cow hides split or whole for coveror other colored skins I apply a normally ining furniture; and the use of glazed kid for the soluble liquid coating of any suitable and de- 10 uppers of shoes, or as linings for shoes. Heresired type having or containing cellulose such, 10 tofore it has not been common to print a design for example, as a pyroxylin coating. This finish upon such leathers, a condition that was due to may be applied by an ordinary paint brush or both the unsatisfactory results obtained and to swa r y means of an a r ush r sp ay u the relatively high costs of applying a printed the means for applying the coating being immal5 effect to a surface such as that presented by a terial so long as the entire surface of the skin hide or skin. to be subsequently printed is evenly covered with One object of the present invention is to prothe coating. vide a novel method of making printed skins or Upon completing the application of this coathides in which the cost of application of the ing of cellulosic material to the surface of the process to the skin and the success of the appliskins, they may be flattened in any suitable man- 20 cation is such that the product will be readily ner as, r instan y pressing th m tw n salable on a commercial basis. l the hot plates of a hydraulic press, so that when Amore specific object of the invention is to proremoved for the printing step they present a vide a method of making printed skins in which smooth, flat surface. A surface is thus provided a color carrying medium may be readily and that is readily adapted to receive a printed im- 25 economically placed upon the surface'of a tanned DreSSiOn a d to W h the ink or other material skin; the printed impression applied over such so applied will readily adhere. surface or ground color, and a protective coating Upon completion of the pressing operation the placed over the printed impression. skins may be printed in any desired fashion 30. Other objects of my invention will be apparwith any Suita design- I have u d y ent from the following specification and from the P e ha an ink paint u ab e or t s appended claims. purpose is any pigment which may be suspended While it is possible to use the skins or hides of in or by a body of casein. Pigments ground in various animals, my improved method or process oil such as printers ink may also be used. I have will be described in connection with the applidiscovered that an ink of this character wi11 35 cation of a printed surface to skins of young ead y adhere t the cellulosic base Coating goats, familiarly known as kid, with the unin addition, suc p g medium will form a derstanding that my improved process may be suitable base for the reception of a covering coat similarly applied. to other leathers differing in or coats of cellulosic material.

40 character and intended use. After the skins have been printed the printed G In carrying out my improved method or procsurface is dried in any usual or suitable manner,

' ess of manu act printed leather I use a and upon completion of the drying of the printed Comp tafmed Skin, h Ptherwise impression, a second coat of the cellulosic mar tanned; that 15 a 5km Whlch mlght terial is applied over the printed impression. This many be used fol the manufacture of Shoes or second coating may be applied in exactly the same otherwise employed without the performance of m anner in which the first coating was applied, and. further fimshmg Steps thereon except the glitz such second coating completely covers the printing step. Upon a. skin in this condition I carry out the method or process hereinafter described, ed Surface', Thls coatmg serves as a means and as a result of the proper carrying out of for protecting the prmted surface and for pro- 50 t such method or process I-produce smooth, fir tecting the skin from damage by the elements; ki with pri t d designs th being substantially waterand/or moisture-proof. The tanned skin to be subsequently printed p drying the final cellulosic a in th may be whitened" or given a ground color of skins may be glazed in the usual manner, and any desired shade or tone which. serves as a backafter the glazing step they are ready for use in the manufacture of shoes and other footwear or for other purposes.

Various modifications may be made in the above embodiment of my invention without departing from the spirit and scope thereof as set forth in the following claims.

I claim:

1. The method of making printed leather which comprises completely tanning a skin to produce leather,a-apply. a liquid cellulosic colorholding base to the entire surface of the tanned skin, printing a design upon such cellulosic lease,v

with a pigment carried in a casein medium, drying such printed surface, applying a thin: coating of a cellulosic material over the printedsurface, drying such cellulosic coating andthereafteffinishing the surface of the skinnby a ,glazing-operation. 1

2. The method of making printed leather which comprises completely tanning a skin to'prddu'ce leather,.white-.coatil1g the entiresurface ofrsaid leather, applying a liquid cellulosic coating over said white coating, drying said coating, printing a design over the cellulosic coating with a pigment carried in a casein medium, drying such printed surface, applying a thin coating of a cellulosic material over the printed surface, drying such cellulosic coating and thereafter finishing the surface of the skin by a glazing operation.

3. The method of makingprinted leather which comprises completely tanning a 'skin by-a-chrome treatment to produce leather, applying a liquid cellulosic coating over the entire surface of the tanned skin, flattening the skins by subjecting ithenT imiheavy pressure between hot plates, printing a design over the cellulosic coating with a casein h'eld pigment, drying such printed surface applyingapthin coating of cellulosic material .-oyeruthe printed surface, drying such cellulosic coating, and thereafter finishing the surface of 'theprinted'skin by a glazing operation.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5676707 *Sep 11, 1996Oct 14, 1997Canon Kabushiki KaishaLeather coloring process comprising jetting ink onto a treated leather
U.S. Classification427/258, 8/478, 8/442, 8/94.21, 8/436
International ClassificationD06P3/32, D06P3/04
Cooperative ClassificationD06P3/32
European ClassificationD06P3/32