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Publication numberUS680533 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 13, 1901
Filing dateJun 21, 1898
Priority dateJun 21, 1898
Publication numberUS 680533 A, US 680533A, US-A-680533, US680533 A, US680533A
InventorsErnest Edouard Marinier, Eugene Louis Navoit
Original AssigneeErnest Edouard Marinier, Eugene Louis Navoit
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Machine for simultaneously printing and embossing paper.
US 680533 A
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' No. 680,533. Patented Aug. [3, I90.


(Application filed June 21, 1898.)


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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 680,533, dated August 13, 1901.

Application filed June 21, 1898.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, ERNEST EDOUARD MARINIER and EUGENE LoUIs NAVOIT, citizens of the Republic of France, residing at Paris, France, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Apparatus for Printing, Embossing, or Ornamenting Fabrics and the Like, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to a machine whereby by a single passage of the material through the machine and by a single contact of this material with the engraved printingcylinder the material is simultaneously embossed and printed. The printing may be in any desired number of colors deposited at the desired places not only in the intaglio parts of the embossing-rollers, but also in the relief parts. This operation constitutes a new means of mechanically obtaining this result by-a single contact with the embossingroller, which result could not be obtained by the various kinds of machines known up to the present time.

In order to arrive at a clear understanding of our invention, we give' the following description, with the aid of the accompanying drawings, in which- Figures 1 and 2 are diagrammatic views illustrating the essential characteristic features of our invention. Figs. 3 and 4 are views by way of example of a machine con-- structed according to this invention, the machine being represented in elevation in Fig. 3, while Fig. is a right side elevation of Fig. 3, the inking-rollers shown in Fig. 3 being omitted in Fig. 4 to permit an easier understanding in thi's'figure of the combination of the essential parts of the machine.

The improved machine for producing the above result comprises, as shown in Fig. 1 of the accompanying drawings, a main colorreceiving cylinder a for applying to-the intaglio and relief portions of the engraved printing-cylinder b all the colors which must finally appear on the reliefs or in the recessed portions of the embossed paper or material. With this object the cylinder a, the diameter of which is equal to or a multiple of that of the cylinder b, receives on its relief and in its Serial No. 684,106. (No model.)

sary colors. The application of these colors is effected in the ordinary manner by a series of supplementary color-rollers, each color being taken up by ordinary inking-rollers arranged about the circumference of the central roller a and by them deposited on a transfer-roller, which in its turn transmits it to the cylinder a, each of these transfer-rollers being so formed as only to receive the color on those parts of its periphery corresponding to the relief or intaglio parts of the cylinder a on which the particular color is to be de-' posited. The cylinder a thus receives in its rotary motion all the colors from the inkingrollers with which it is in contact, each color being applied in its correct place thereon, and it is thus able to transmit them in its turn to the reliefs or intag-lio portions of the correspondingly-engraved printing and embossing cylinder b. In this manner the various colors are deposited in the hollows or on the relief portions at the desired places in a single continuous operation, while the complete embossing of the material printed upon takes place at the same time as the printing.


Let us take, for instance, the cylinder 0, Fig.

1, which may be of rubber and which is so engraved or formed that only those parts which are to transmit color-.-say red-are in relief. This cylinder 0 receives from its inking-rollers (not shown in Fig. 1, as-they may be of any convenient arrangement) the red color on its relief portions and transfers it to the corresponding parts of the central cylinder a, which is an exact multiple of the engraved cylinder 1), to' which it inturn transmits the color. in g the roller 0 is rotated at a similar peripheral speed to that of the cylindera, so that By means of suitable gearthe reliefs of the cylinder 0 correspond with A the reliefs of the cylinder a which are to receive the red color. The reliefs of the cylinder'c, of rubber or any other material, coincide only at the moment'of the contact with the relief portions of the cylinder a, and thus transfer to the reliefs of the cylinder to the red color with which they themselves are charged. Similarly and successively the relief parts 1 2 3 4 5 of the cylinder 0 charged with red color come into contact with the corresponding reliefs 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the cylinder (1, of which they are exact counterparts, and cover them with the red color. These relief portions of the cylindera are supplied with red color. When, therefore, these relief portions come into contact at, d with the corresponding recesses of the engraved cylinder 1), these recesses will be charged with the red color, and when they arrive at e, the contact-point of the engraved cylinder b and of the pressure-cylinder f, the color in the recesses will be deposited on the material "xg,-iwhich will at the same time be embossed in relief owing to the rollerf being provided with the corresponding design in relief. This operation of embossing and printing in red is therefore effected by one and the same operation at the point e. Let us assume that at the same time other parts of the cylinder a receive blue color from the corresponding engraved cylinder g and yellowfrom the cylinder h in the same way as has just been described for the red color, and it will be obvious that as the cylinder arotates it will transfer the yellow and blue colors received from the cylinders h and g to the engraved cylinder 12 at the contact-point d, and similarly the colors so deposited in the corresponding recesses in the cylinder b will in turn be transferredat the point e to the material a: y and simultaneously be embossed and printed in relief at one and the same time, i

Around the cylinder at a number of cylinders of rubber or other suitable material may be placed, according to the diameter of the said cylinder a. Each supplementary or feedm y n er m y apply one or more colors, as

it ma itself not like the cylinder a-viz., it may stile-receiver in a similar manner of several colors from auxiliary rollers 'arranged around it, which colors it transmits to the cylinder a. Thus the cylinder '11 instead of only transmitting to the cylinder 02, say, green color, for instance, can take from two or more auxiliary cylinders with which itis in;conta'ct two or more dilfere'nt colors, which it will then transmit to the cylinder a, by which means it is possible simultaneously to print and emboss a great number of colors.

' the recessed parts of the embossed material at Up to the present we have only taken into consideration the printing of reliefs. It is easy, however, to understand that the inkingcylinders may be formed in such a manner that their relief portions exactly correspond to the intaglio portions of the cylinders a, so that they deposit their color in the recessed parts of the cylinder at. The cylinder 11 will in its turn deposit this color on the corresponding relief portions of the engraved cylinder b, which will in its turn deposit it in the contact-point e, Fig. 2.

The machine represented in Figs. 3 and 4 as a constructive example of the inventionis constituted toemboss and print in four colors. The design represented on the cylinder at, Fig. 4, is to be embossed in relief and printed in four difierent colors on the material a: 2 The parts mn 0 p of this designate to be printed, respectively, in blue, green,,red, and yellow, for instance. In the machine illustrated the cylinder (1 has a diameter'equal to three times that of the printing-cylinder b, and the cylinder f a diameter double the'size of that of the same cylinder 6. The design indicated on the cylinder at is reproduced once in intaglio on the cylinder b, twice in relief on thec'ylinder f, and three times in relief on the cylinder a. The four main color-rollers q s t being provided, respectively, in relief with replicas of the four parts m n o p of the design, as shown in Fig. 4, the relief portion of each of these rollers receives from suitable inking-rollers the color corresponding to that part of the design which it represents. Thusthe relief m of the roller t willreceive blue ink, the relief it, of the roller s green, and soon, and these colors will be transferred in the manner described to the material a: g, which will be s1- mnltaneously-embossed as it passes between I the cylinders b and f.

We claiml. A machine for simultaneously printing and embossing paper and other material comprising an embossing-cylinder, provided with 5 relief and intaglio portions, a pressure-roller, a main intaglio and relief ink-receiving cylinder which tn rns in contact with :1. corresponding embossing-cylinder andreceives colors either in its recesses or on the relief parts, and

during its rotation transports them to theeorresponding parts of the embossing-cylinder, so that the latter in conjunction with a cor responding pressureq'oller applies the colors to the material and at the same time embosses it, at the single operation, substantially as described. 7

2. In an apparatus as described, the combi- 4 nation with a printing and embossing roller, of a receiving-roller having relief and intaglio portions corresponding respectively-with the intaglio and relief portions of-the embossingroller, the'latter and the receiving-roller being arranged to rotate relatively to each other and to cooperate as set forth whereby the raised and recessed portions of the receivingrollerwilltransfer color respectively to the corresponding depressed and raised portions of the printing and embossing roller, independent color-applying rollers arranged to rotate in contact'with and adapted to transfer different colors to the receiving-roller, and a pressure-roller arranged to coeperate with the printing and embossing roller, and having raised portions corresponding withthe depressions of said printing-roller and depressed portions corresponding with the raised portions of same. a

3. In an apparatus as described a. central ink-collecting roller provided with a design in intaglio and relief on its circumference, a printing and embossing cylinder in contact therewith and having the design correspondingly in relief and intaglio, a pressure-roller in contact with the printing and embossing roller and having the design correspondingly in intaglio and relief, a series of color-supply rollers about the circumference of the inkcollecting cylinder each color-supply roller having that portion of the design which is to appear in its respective color formed in relief on its circumference and a series of colorfeeding rollers for each color-supply roller substantially as described.

4. In an apparatus as described, the combination with an embossing-roller, of a collecting-roller having embossed portions corresponding with the recessed portions of the embossing-roller and depressed portions corresponding with the raised portions of the roller, the latter and roller arranged to rotate relatively to each other and to cooperate as set forth whereby the raised portions of roller will transfer colors to the depressed portions of roller, independent color-applying rollers arranged to rotate in contact with and adapted to transfer difierent colors to the raised portions of the collecting-roller, a supplernentary roller arranged to cooperate with the roller and having portions adapted to come in contact with the raised portions of said roller, color-applying rollers adapted to transfer colors to the portions of said supplementary roller which 'come in contact with the raised portions of roller, and a roller arranged to cooperate with roller and having raisedportions corresponding with the depressions of said roller and depressed portions corresponding with the raised portions of the latter roller.

7 In witness whereof we hereto set our hands in the presence of the two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationB31F1/07