US 3511015 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
May l2, 1970 l. c. BECKMAN ETAL 3,511,015
METHOD OF MAKING DOUBLE PLY CONTINUOUS FORMS Filed May 20. 1968 FIG2 yFIGA INVENTORS IRVING C. BECKMAN ALEX M. BEERBOHM avdm/ZMM/ g' fm ATTORNEYS United States Patent O 3,511,015 METHOD OF MAKING DOUBLE PLY CONTINUOUS FORMS Irving C. Beckman and Alex M. Beerbohm, Huntington Woods, Mich., assignors to 2 B System Corporation,
Madison Heights, Mich.
Filed May 2t), 1968, Ser. No. 730,405 Int. Cl. B65b 9/06 U.S. Cl. 53-28 2 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A method for manufacturing a continuous burstable form severable into individual receivers for credit cards or the like.
This application relates to a method for manufacturing a double ply continuous form which may be severed into separable card receivers, each of which includes as an inner part thereof at least one removable card.
In a prior application, Ser. No. 552,212 of May 23, 1966, now abandoned, we disclose a method employing two narrow or single width webs, one laid over the other. Here we disclose a method employing one wide or double width web, one half of `which is laid over the other in Iface to face contact, with cards between the halves.
For an understanding of the method hereof, reference should be had to the specification which follows and which refers to the appended drawing.
In the drawing:
FIG. l is a plan view of a continuous double width web with cards thereon.
FIG. 2 is a section view, as if in section on line 2 2, FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 and FIG. 4 are section views of two different embodiments of the continuous forms.
FIG. 5 is a plan view of an individual card receiver.
FIGS. 3 and 5 of the drawing show a card receiver 9 which comprises two long and narrow registered upper and lower sheets 10 and 11 of substantial length, measured horizontally, but rather narrow, measured vertically. The long edges are defined by transverse tear lines 512, adjacent which are adhesive sealing areas or spots 13. At the short edges 15, the sheets 10 and 11 are sealed to each other by areas or stripes of adhesive 14.
At both short edges are lines of closely and uniformly spaced holes 16 for registering with teeth of feed rollers, and also there are score or tear lines 17.
Within and forming a part of each receiver 9, is a small sized card 21, of a material different than that of the stock of sheets 10-11. The latter may be of paper or lightweight card stock, whereas card 21 is preferably of a firm plastic stock, such as commonly used today for credit cards. Card 21 is secured removably to lower sheet 11 by adhesive areas 22 of a nature and composition permitting quick and easy removal of the card, without defacing or marring the removed card or leaving a residue on it.
THE. CONTINUOUS FORM The continuous form, FIG. l, comprises a single web 30 of double width which will provide upper and lower sheets 10 and 11. At each continuous edge 15 are unilformly and closely spaced holes 16 for receiving teeth of feed rolls. Uniformly spaced along form are registering transverse tear lines l12. Quickly and easily separable adhesive in the form of areas or spots 13 are also shown at the tear lines 12. Each portion of the continuous form between a pair of such lines 12 may be severed or burst oif the continuous strip to form a single receiver 9 such as has just been described. In the continuous form, adhe- Hce sive stripes 14 at short edges 15 of receivers 9 are joined to form continuous stripes of adhesive for sealing the sheets 10-11 at their edges.
An important aspect of the device herein described is the size relation of the parts. Inserted card 21 is small, preferably wallet size, 3% x 2%, approximately, `because this size has been -found acceptable. On the other hand, receiver 9 is considerably longer and wider, about y8 X 31/2, a size that enables the continuous form to be made by and run through existing machinery.l
If sheets 10-11 were of the same small length dimension as cards 21, the sheets would be too small to run through such machinery for being formed into continuous forms and for being printed and for imprinting on the cards. VIf cards 21 Were made of the larger size, to match the size of sheets 10-11, the cards would be unacceptably large for consumer use.
THE USE OF THE CONTINUOUS FORM A card manufacturer ships a supply of cards 21, to a manufacturer of continuous forms.
A forms manufacturer, using automatic machinery, manufacturers a continuous form comprising upper and lower sheets 10-11 with cards 21 spotted between them at uniform intervals, one card per pair of transverse tear lines 12, with the continuous form having continuous strips 14 of adhesive at its edges 15, continuous tear lines 17, adhesive at -13 and 22, and registering holes 16. The assembly of the cards and the sheets is accomplished during the manufacture of the continuous forms.
Ultimately, there is manufactured a continuous form which may Ibe folded in zig-zag fashion, as is preferable, on traverse lines 12. These are fold lines for the folding of the form into Zig-zag fashion but they also become tear or burst when the individual receivers are to be severed or burst.
METHOD In manufacturing the continuous forms hereof, the following new methods are employed, as shown in FIGS. 3 and 4.
(A) First, we form a double width web 30 of paper stock whose transverse dimension is twice the length of the receiver. Such web has transverse tear lines 12, score lines 17, holes 16, and adhesive areas 13, 14 and 22.
(B) Next, we place, on web 30, the cards 21, uniformly spaced, each card between a pair of lines 12, with each card removably adhered to such web.
(C) Then, we lay one half of the web over the other half.
AS part of step C, we may fold the web 30 on center line 31, as shown in FIG. 4; or we may preliminarily slit the web 30 on center line 31, as shown in FIG. 2.
(D) Last, we seal'the halves together at spots 13 and stripes 14.
Individual receivers may be formed from the form simply by tearing the form along tear lines 12.
Where the cards are placed assymmetrically on the web, as shown, and on either or both halves, a double card receiver may be formed, as shown.
If desired, the web may have suitably located windows or openings alined with portions of the cards 21 to enable the completed continuous form to be run through a printing machine to imprint on the cards through such openings, as described in Ser. No. 552,212, now abandoned.
What is claimed is:
1. In a method for manufacturing a continuous burstable form for small or wallet size cards such as are conventionally used as identification and credit cards; with the form being burstable into individual card containing, double ply receivers; each including between its plies at least one considerably smaller card; such method including at least the following steps:
(a) forming a double Width web whose transverse dimension is double the length of the receiver, with transverse tear lines from edge to edge and feeding said web through collating means;
(b) placing cards on the Web, uniformly spaced; and removably adhering each card to the web; with each card being spaced from and located between a pair of tear lines; each card having a smaller transverse 10 dimension than that of half the web;
(c) laying one half of the web longitudinally over the other half and in face to face contact; and With the cards `between the halves;
(d) and sealing the Web halves together at their tear lines and also at their alined longitudinally edges with the cards between them.
2. In a method according to claim 1, the added step of slitting the double width web along its longitudinal center line after placing said cards on the web and before laying one half of the web over the other half.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,257,766 10/1941 Sherman. 3,339,827 9/ 1967 Steidinger 229-69 THERON E. CONDON, Primary Examiner E. F. DESMOND, Assistant Examiner U.S. Cl. X.R. 229-69