US 2272803 A
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Feb. 10, 1942. E. J. HORNER 2,272,303
METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FANFOLD STATIONERY Filed June 10, 1940 Patented Feb. 10, 1942 lTED STAT METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FANFOLD STATIONERY Elwood J. Horner, Cleveland, Ohio, assignor t United Autographic Register Co., a corporation of Illinois Application June 10, 1940,.Serial No. 339,782; 3 Claims. (01. 270-) This invention relates to fanfold stationery and a method of making the same wherein superposed strips of forms are connected at one longitudinal edge by a line of folding, and more particularly to a fanfolded compound web wherein the connected strips of stationery may be of different colors, weights, or qualities.
The primary object of the invention is to provide fanfolded' stationery wherein the superposed forms in the final product will lie in exact registration because the forms were all printed simultaneously, even though two different grades of paper were used in forming a compound web in the rotary printing press.
In business forms it is often desirable to have the top copy on stationery of a goodquality, while on the intermediate strips, especially where a large number of carbons are to be made, thinner copies are desirable because of the lower cost of the paper and the ability of making a larger number of carbon copies through stationery of a lighter texture. Sometimes it is desirable in fanfold stationery to be able to make carbon copies on stationery which is tinted in different colors. Heretofore, it has been proposed to print the stationery of the various webs separately and then join the webs after leaving the press or presses. Such a process requires great care, and in practice it has been found almost impossible to obtain substantially perfect registration.
In the present invention two or more webs of stationery are advanced into a printing press wherein the strips are adhesively-connected and printed in one continuous movement through the same machine.
The invention is illustrated in a preferred embodiment in the accompanying drawing, in Which- Figure 1 is a diagrammatic elevational view showing how the stationery is brought into overlaped position and glued in a cylinder printing press; Figure 2 is a sectional view of the connected webs and stationery, taken as indicated at line 2 of Figure 1; Figure 3 is a fragmentary plan view of a piece of stationery adapted to be fanfolded as it leaves the printing press, having .been glued, printed, and scored; and Figure 4 is a fragmentary plan view, partly in perspective, showing the stationery illustrated in Figure 3, after being fanfolded.
In the embodiment illustrated, Figure 1 shows diagrammatically the apparatus for gluing two separate webs together, printing, and scoring them in a printing machine. An upper stationery web 5 is fed down so that one of its marginal portions 6 will be brought into overlapped relation with the margin of another Web I. The margin of the strip 1 which is to be overlapped with the margin 6 of the companion vweb passes over a roll 8. Liquid adhesive is applied to the strip margin from a pot 9 by means of rolls I0. The two webs then pass through presser rolls I I which press the glued margins together and form a compound web l2. Suitable printing cylinders l3 with inking rollers M are provided to print alternate form widths of the stationery at opposite sides, as partially indicated in Figures 3 and 4. Scoring members may be provided in conjunction with the printing rolls, or as separate members, to make longitudinal lines of scoring I 5 and transverse lines of scoring l6.
As the stationery leaves the press, it may pass through suitable folding apparatus, not shown, for making reverse folds on the longitudinal lines of scoring to get the stationery into the form shown in Figure 4. Thus, it will be understood that the printed faces of the reverse folded strips of continuous-forms will be presented upwardly and carbon may be interleaved between the strips, if desired. Additional superfolds or zigzag folds may be made in the compound web along the lines of weakening It.
In the embodiment illustrated the top form 5 is shown providing a single form width, but it will be readily understood that two or more Widths may be provided by this web, if desired. It is preferred to have the overlapped adhesively-connected binding strip attached to one of the intermediate forms, as illustrated in Figure 4, so that when a set of forms has been filled in and separated along the lines [5 and [6, the top form will be free of the attached binding strip. However, if desired, the binding strip may be arranged so as to be permanently attached to either of the forms which it secures together.
The foregoing detailed description has been given for clearness of understanding only, and no unnecessary limitations should be understood therefrom for some modifications will be obvious to those skilled in the art.
1. The method of producing fanfold stationery, comprising: drawing two separate Webs of stationery into marginally overlapped relation in a printing press and adhesively securing the overlapped portions to each other; printing and scoring the compound web thus formed in the press; and making reverse folds along alternate longitudinal lines of scoring as the stationery leaves the press.
2. The 'method of producing fanfold stationery, comprising: advancing into marginally overlapped relation in a cylinder printing press two separate webs of stationery, one of the webs having an overwidth to provide an attaching margin; applying liquid adhesive to the inner face of one of the overlapped marginal edge portions of the stationery; pressing together the overlapped margins of the webs to form a single compound web and advancing it directly to the printing rolls; printing alternate form widths of c stationery on opposite sides of said compound web; and scoring said compound web longitudinally between form widths and fanfolding the web, as it leaves the press, along the scored lines so that the adhesively connected margins will be part of an inner form.
3. The method of producing continuous-form fanfold stationery, comprising: advancing into marginally overlapped relation in a cylinder printing press two separate webs of stationery, the upper Web being slightly wider than a form width to allow for a binding strip; applying liquid adhesive to the top face of the overlapmarginal portion of the underlying advancing web before the webs meet; pressing together the forwardly advancing overlapped margins to form a single compound web and advancing the web directly to the printing rolls; printing alternate form-Widths of the stationery on opposite sides of said compound web as it is formed; scoring the compound web longitudinally and transversely between printed forms; and folding the forms longitudinally along the lines of scoring as the web leaves the press to bring the printed forms into exact registration.
ELWOOD J. HORNER.