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Publication numberUSH467 H
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 07/099,329
Publication dateMay 3, 1988
Filing dateSep 21, 1987
Priority dateSep 21, 1987
Publication number07099329, 099329, US H467 H, US H467H, US-H-H467, USH467 H, USH467H
InventorsBruce W. Gladden
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Artprintography kit
US H467 H
An artprintography kit includes a collection of tools and materials within a convenient container for the purpose of readily preparing, storing and displaying artprintographs or artpictographs.
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I claim:
1. An artprintography kit comprising a container having separate compartments, a collection of tools placed respectively in the various compartments and a collection of materials placed respectively in others of the various compartments.

This invention relates to a kit for assembling art materials in an art album. More particularly, it relates to a kit for cutting art prints out of newspapers or from any metal, cloth, paper or plastic printed source. And still more particularly, it is for assembling, arranging and storing a collection of two dimensional art works.

Hobbyists, amateur historians, geographers, students and art collectors have engaged in the pastime of searching for two dimensional art works such as postage stamps, stock certificates, paintings, photos, posters, signs for advertising and any other printed impressions on utilitarian objects. These art works have been utilized for various purposes. In the beginning this practice was not well known but it is now becoming known and organized. The utility of a collection of two dimensional art works will be enhanced in direct proportion to the degree of organization, particularly if the collection comprises art works of many different colors and shapes from many different countries around the world. In principal, it would be possible to organize the art works in many different ways such as by type style or in alphabetical order. The care with which each work of art is prepared will also enhance the desirability of the assembled collection. Finally, the clasification scheme for the art work will enhance the educational value of the collection.

It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a kit which contains the tools, materials and an art album for carefully preparing and displaying two dimensional artwork, the means for assembling, classifying and storing a large amount of art work, means for cutting the art work from cloth, metal, paper, plastic and means for classifying and storing the art work which has been derived from all countries of the world.


For a more complete understanding of the kit of the present invention reference may be had to the accompanying Drawing which is incorporated herein by reference and which is a plan view of the kit illustrating the various storage bins for holding and storing tools and materials.


The artprintography kit of the present invention comprises a container or sack for holding the materials and tools needed for preparing artprintographs or artpictographs and includes the materials and tools.


Artprintography is a made-up word which means the study of collecting, organizing or classifying two dimensional art prints from various locations around the world. It is analagous to the pastimes of philately [the collection and study of postage stamps] and nusimatics [the collection and study of coins]. It invloves the study of art, foreign language and number codes from all around the world. A person who pursues artprintography, also known as artprintagraphics, has a wide variety of sources from which to find suitable works of art for collection and study. The hobby may involve classification by color, shape, alphabetical designation, country of origin, type of paper or various other distinguishing characteristics. Table 1 on the following page contains a representative list of sources.


1. Bags

2. Black light prints

3. Books

4. Bottles

5. Boxes

6. Calendars

7. Cans

8. Cards

9. Cartons

10. Catalogs

11. Checks

12. Comic prints

13. Containers

14. Coupons

15. Cups

16. Decals

17. Drawings

18. Envelopes

19. Holographs

20. Labels

21. Letters

22. Jars

23. Magazines

24. Matchbooks

25. Metal Prints

26. Moving Van Tape

27. Newspapers

28. Order Forms

29. Packages

30. Painted Matter

31. Phamplets

32. Paper money from foreign countries

33. Photographs

34. Posters

35. Price tags

36. Printed Papers

37. Receipts

38. Record Album Cases

39. Stamps

40. Stickers

41. Straw Packages

42. Stocks and Bonds

43. Tickets

44. Transgraphic cloth

45. Wrappers

46. Xographs

When engaging in the pastime of artpringography you will organize your art work by general categories such as design, objects or codes, etc. Objects, for example, include things as atoms, boats, bottles, buildings, food, guns, clothing, dishes, hats, planets, stars, vehicles, windows, ets. Designs can incorporate subjects such as nature, astromony, etc.

In any art print there are five main features: (1) the highlight; (2) the background; (3) the foreground; (4) the foreline; and (5) the forspace. In practice, although there are many sources as shown in Table 1, some 95% to 97% or all art works come from books, catalogs, magazines and newspapers. The pastime is for all individuals of all ages.

The tools shown in the Drawing may be obtained from items already found in the average home. Or they may be purchased in hardware of dime stores. For example, in a household in which there resides a student one will find the following usable items: (1) colored chalk; (2) colored crayons; (3) colored magic markers; (4) color paints; (5) colored pencils; (6) color pens; (7) color stamp pads.

Methods for use in art print preparation are disclosed in outside references. Here, briefly, it can be stated that initially, the art prints can be examined by use of the magnifying glass 23 having the magnifying means 24 and handle 25. You can then cut the art prints, after measuring with the ruler 28 and sizing with the template 32, with a pair of scissors 30 having cutting edges 29 and paste them in an art album 10 having separate pages 11; the holes punched in the pages can be reinforced by the gummed circular reinforcement means 17. The works of art 35 or the album 10 may be identified by the labels 14 having the borders 12 and display space 13. The identification can be made by the pencil 26. You should always leave a forespace or at least a foreline around the work. The foreline is a line around all the sides of the work of art. The forespace is a white area along the ends of the work of art. It is always best to have an even amount of forespace around the work of art. The art works 35 can be displayed temporarily in the bottom 34 of the tray 33, and handled as necessary by the tweezers 36, 36' having the tips 37. If desired, the art work can be covered with a plastic laminate 18 for protection. Then steel tape 19 can be applied to the reverse side. And finally a double faced tape 16 taken from a roll 15 can be placed on the back of the stainless steel tape. Then the art print may be stuck onto an album page 11. The wax paper 22 can be taken from the roll 21 and used to prevent art works on opposing pages from coming into contact with each other.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4972943 *Jan 25, 1990Nov 27, 1990Thomas FluddStudent supply kit
US5129522 *Mar 14, 1991Jul 14, 1992Sue DruskocziDenim book cover and kit for making same
U.S. Classification206/234, 206/575
International ClassificationB42F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F5/00
European ClassificationB42F5/00