US 3914483 A
A multiple part label including a main portion which may be adhered to a package or container and inner removable label portions which are also separately adherable to a label or container. The inner removable portions may be in the nature of coupons or may have decorations or information imprinted thereon.
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United States Patent Stipek, Jr. Oct. 21, 1975 DOUBLE DIE-CUT LABEL 2,936,540 5/1960 Power 40/125 A 3,638,340 2/1972 Gott h lk 283/21  Inventor: Charles 3,750,317 8/1973 M01221: 3 Assigneez Bates printing Specialties, Inc 3,799,829 3/1974 Heatwole 161/406 Cicero, Ill. Primary ExaminerWilliam E. Schulz  Filed 1974 Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Kinzer, Plyer, Dorn &  Appl. No.: 440,825 McEachran  US. Cl 428/42; 40/2 R; 283/18;  ABSTRACT  Int Cl 2 i gfig A multiple part label including a main portion which  i 125 may be adhered to a package or container and inner 28.15/21 removable label portions which are also separately adherable to a label or container. The inner removable  References Cited portions may be in the nature of coupons or may have UNITED STATES PATENTS 814,592 3/1906 Duane 283/18 decorations or information imprinted thereon.
6 Claims, 6 Drawing Figures U.S. Patent Oct.2l, 1975 Sheet 1 of2 3,914,483
U.S. Patent Oct. 21, 1975 Sheet 2 of2 3,914,483
DOUBLE DIE-CUT LABEL SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION This invention is concerned with a multi-part label which may be adhered to packages or containers. The label has inner portions which can be removed from the main label even after it is adhered to a package or container and separately adhered to other packages or containers. The inner removable labels may be imprinted with indicia designating them as coupons or may be imprinted with material of a decorative or informative nature. I 1
An object of this invention is a label having a'number of inner labels which can be easily removed from the main label after it is affixed to a package or container with the inner labels also being easily attachable to packages or containers.
Another object is a label of the type described which may be easily manufactured. v
Another object is a label of the type described having inner or dependent labels which may'easily be removed from the main label. I g
Other objects may be found in the following specification, drawings and claims.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF TIA-IE DRAWINGS The invention is illustrated more or less diagrammatically in the following drawings wherein;
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a roll or labels of this invention showing a main label-partially removed from its backing sheet;
FIG. 2 is atop plan view of a main label;
FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing a main label applied to a package or container FIG. 4 is a perspective view showing the inner or dependent labels of this invention affixed to a container;
FIG. 5 is a perspective view showing the label forming dies of this invention; and
FIG. 6 is a partial cross sectional view showing the label forming dies cutting a label of this invention.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT FIG. 1 of the drawing shows a roll 11 of labels 13 manufactured in accordance with the teachings of this invention. The labels are attached to a backing sheet 15. The surface of the backing sheet facing the labels is coated with a suitable release agent such as silicone. Each label 13 includes an indicia carrying sheet 17 generally formed of paper and having a layer 19 of a pressure sensitive adhesive formed on the rear surface thereof.
As can be best seen in FIG. 1, the labels 13 are not as wide as the backing sheet and a spacingis provided between adjacent labels. Directly behind each label, the backing sheet is cut along a closed line 21 which is located inwardly of the periphery 23 of the label. The closed cut line 21 defines a backing portion 25 located entirely within the boundaries of the label 13. While the backing portion 25 is shown in this embodiment of the invention having its entire periphery 27 spaced inwardly of the periphery 23 of the label, it should be understood that on one or more sides the periphery of the backing portion and the periphery of the label may be coextensive.
The indicia carrying sheet '17 is cut completely through along one or more closed lines 31 thereby forming configurations 33. The configurations 33 may be abutting one another as shown in the drawings or may be spaced apart according to the size of the configurations desired and the number of configurations formed as part of each label 13. However, the configurations 33 must be located within the periphery of the backing portion 25 formed by the boundary line 21 cut through the backing sheet 15. The layer of pressure sensitive'adhesive 19 may be omitted from one edge portion 35 of each interior configuration 33 to facilitate easy removal of the interior configurations from the main label 13. The adhesive may be omitted on vertical edges of the interior labels 33 as'shown in the drawings or may be omitted along horizontal edges of the interior labels.
The indicia carrying sheet 17 of each label 13 may have indicia 39 imprinted or otherwise affixed to the face or front surface thereof. Additionally the inner labels or configurations 33 may have indicia 41, 43 and 45 imprinted or otherwise affixed thereto. The indicia of each inner label 33 may be similar to that of each other inner label or may be different as indicated in the drawings. For example, one of the configurations 33 may be in the nature of a coupon as shown by the indicia 41. The other inner labels or configurations 33 may have decorative designs imprinted thereon as indicated bythe indicia 43 and 45.
The dies used in forming the labels 13 of this invention are shown in FIGS. 5 and 6 of the drawings. A main label cutting die 51 cuts the indicia carrying sheet 17 which may conveninetly be a self-adhesive label stock. This die may be part of a compound label die having an inner cutting portion 53 which also cuts the label stock to form the inner labels or configurations 33. A backing sheet die 57 is positioned on the opposite side of the backing sheet 15 and cuts completely through this sheet. The outer periphery of the die 57 is located within the outer periphery of the cutting die portion 51 and surrounds the outer periphery of the inner cutting die 53. Although the dies shown in FIGS. 5 and 6 provide only one inner label or configuration 33 it should be understood that showing is for clarity of illustration and that multiple inner cutting dies 53 may be provided.
The use, operation and function of this invention are as follows:
A label 13 of this invention is particularly useful when the inner labels or configurations 33 are to be used for coupons or for labeling components or subparts of the package or container to which the main label is affixed. When a label 13 is removed from the backing sheet 15 is separates along closed line 21 leaving a backing portion 25 affixed to the rear surface of the label indicia carrying sheet 17. The only adhesive on this sheet that is then exposed for adhering the label 13 to a package 61 is that located between the outer periphery 23 of the label and the boundary or periphery 27 of the backing portion 25 still affixed to the label 13. The label may then be adhered to a package using this border of adhesive in the manner shown in FIG. 3.
In the event it is desired to remove one of the inner labels or configurations 33 from the label 13, this can easily be accomplished by grasping an edge of an inner label 33 along an edge portion 35 which does not have a layer of adhesive applied to the rear surface thereon.
The inner label 33 is then peeled from the main label 13 and may be applied to a container 63 in the manner shown in FIG. 4.
Whereas three inner labels 33 are shown affixed to the container 63, it may be and usually will be desirable that only one of the inner labels 33 be affixed to each container. However, as shown in this embodiment of the invention, the inner label 33 having the configuration indicia 41 thereon may be a coupon while the inner labels 33 having decorative indicia 43 and 45 thereon may be attached to a container 63 for other purposes such as identification or pricing. Although not shown in these drawings, it should be understood that the main label 13 may carry other indicia such as the name of the manufacturer, distributor, packer, etc., or other information identifying the container or package to which the label is affixed. Also, it should be kept in mind that the disclosure herein is of a preferred embodiment of the invention only and that the scope of invention should be limited only by a liberal interpretation of the claims attached hereto.
1. A multiple part label including:
a sheet of paper having indicia on one side thereof,
a coating of a pressure sensitive adhesive on the other side of said sheet of paper,
a backing sheet positioned in contact with said adhesive and having a silicone release agent on its surface contacting said adhesive,
said backing sheet being wholly severed in a configuration having a periphery none of which is located outwardly of the periphery of said sheet of paper, and
at least one inner label formed in said sheet of paper by wholly severing said sheet of paper with said inner label having its periphery located within the periphery of said backing sheet configuration.
2. The label of claim 1 in which the portion of the backing sheet located outwardly of the configuration is removable and extends around the periphery of said sheet of paper.
3. The label of claim 1 in which said backing sheet extends outwardly beyond the periphery of said sheet of paper.
4. The label of claim 1 in which at least one edge portion of said inner label is without a coating of adhesive to facilitate separation of said inner label from said sheet of paper.
5. A multiple part label including:
a sheet of paper having indicia on one side thereof to form a label, a coating of adhesive on the other side of said label, a backing sheet positioned in contact with a portion of said adhesive leaving a portion of said adhesive exposed around at least a part of the periphery of said label with said backing sheet having a release agent on its surface contacting said adhesive, and
at least one inner label formed in said first label by wholly severing said first label with said inner label being located within the periphery of said first label.
6. The label of claim 5 in which at least one edge of said inner label is without a coating of adhesive to facilitate removal of said inner label from said first label.