GB2280659A - Adhesive labels - Google Patents

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GB2280659A
GB2280659A GB9316429A GB9316429A GB2280659A GB 2280659 A GB2280659 A GB 2280659A GB 9316429 A GB9316429 A GB 9316429A GB 9316429 A GB9316429 A GB 9316429A GB 2280659 A GB2280659 A GB 2280659A
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David Anthony Shaw Abram
Michael John Abram
Norman John Abram
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John W Hannay & Co Ltd
Hannay John W & Co Ltd
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* JOHN W HANNAY & CO. LIMITED
HANNAY JOHN W & CO LTD
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    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09FDISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
    • G09F3/00Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means; Seals; Postage or like stamps
    • G09F3/08Fastening or securing by means not forming part of the material of the label itself
    • G09F3/10Fastening or securing by means not forming part of the material of the label itself by an adhesive layer
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    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09FDISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
    • G09F3/00Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means; Seals; Postage or like stamps
    • G09F3/02Forms or constructions
    • G09F2003/0201Label sheets intended to be introduced in a printer, e.g. laser printer
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    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09FDISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
    • G09F3/00Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means; Seals; Postage or like stamps
    • G09F3/02Forms or constructions
    • G09F2003/0208Indicia
    • GPHYSICS
    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09FDISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
    • G09F3/00Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means; Seals; Postage or like stamps
    • G09F3/02Forms or constructions
    • G09F2003/023Adhesive
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    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09FDISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
    • G09F3/00Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means; Seals; Postage or like stamps
    • G09F3/02Forms or constructions
    • G09F2003/023Adhesive
    • G09F2003/0241Repositionable or pressure sensitive adhesive

Abstract

In an array of labels presented on a pulpable paper substrate 1 in a manner suitable for printing, the labels 2 are removably attached to the substrate by means of a releasable pressure-sensitive adhesive. The adhesive may comprise low tack microspheres applied all over one surface of each label or at least around the periphery of that surface. As shown in Figure 3, a continuous tape (not including a substrate) comprises a series of separable labels 2 having applied to at least a portion of one surface thereof a releasable pressure-sensitive adhesive 3. Alternatively a pad of labels may have such adhesive on the underside of each label, covering substantially all that surface but with a perforated strip section having no adhesive to facilitate removal from the pad. <IMAGE>

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LABELS This invention relates to means for labelling articles and particularly provides a plurality of labels presented for printing in a standard laser printer, for example, said labels being supported by a plain paper substrate.

Prior art labels eg for application of an address to an article usually have a pressure sensitive film of adhesive protected for subsequent use by being affixed to sheets of release paper for example silicone coated paper. Use of silicone coated backing paper facilitates removal of the adhesive labels without lessening the tack or adhesive capability. However, not only is the silicone coated backing paper expensive to manufacture but it is not pulpable and as such not recyclable. Thus it is highly desirable to find a less expensive backing paper which can also be recyclable without loss in performance as a backing sheet.

An object of the present invention is to obviate or mitigate the aforesaid disadvantages.

According to this invention a plurality of labels are presented as an array on a substrate in a manner suitable for printing addresses or other information by means of a printer such as a laser-jet printer of the type commonly used in offices, wherein the label is removably attached to the said substrate by means of a releasable pressure-sensitive adhesive comprising low tack microspheres.

Suitable adhesives are described in U.S.-A 4 166 152 and U.S.-A 4 495 318 which documents are hereby incorporated by reference.

Preferably the substrate is a standard paper sheet eg A4 plain paper of the type suitable for use in office printers.

The adhesive may be applied at least around the periphery of the label, but more preferably is applied over substantially the whole surface to be contacted by the substrate.

Alternatively the labels may be mounted in the form of a continuous tape enabling reeling of the said tape to provide a substantially continuous series of labels. The advantage of this arrangement is that the labels may be passed through the printer at high speed from one reel to another. This arrangement may be operated with or without locator traction holes in the side edges of the reel and with or without backing paper.

The invention will be illustrated by way of example but it will be understood by those in the art that other variants of the method may be applied and other materials utilised without departing from the scope of the invention.

Figure 1 - schematic view of an array of labels presented on a substrate; Figure 2 - schematic view of a label; and Figure 3 - schematic view of a plurality of labels mounted in the form of a continuous tape.

Figure 1 shows a schematic view of a substrate 1 generally shown as rectangular but may be of any suitable shape and is preferably of standard paper size such as A4 or continuous paper for use in a printer such as a laser-jet printer of the type commonly used in offices. An array of labels 2 is provided on the substrate.

The labels are formed of paper. One side of the labels are coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive 3 which allows them to be releasably mounted on the substrate without damaging the substrate. The labels 2 may be mounted in any desired positions on the substrate 1 in order to be accommodated in any printer or typewriter.

Figure 2 shows a schematic view of a label 2 on which the adhesive 3 is applied around the periphery of the label 2.

Alternatively the adhesive 3 may be applied to substantially the whole surface. The label 2 is shown as generally rectangular but may be of any suitable dimensions.

In use the labels 2 are attached to the paper substrate 1 and then processed through a standard printer. Once printed with the addresses the labels can then be removed from the paper substrate 1 and then applied to an envelope etc.

The advantage of this method of labelling is that the paper substrate 1 can be re-used as photocopy or typing paper or it can be recycled once the labels have been removed.

Furthermore, the envelope itself can be re-used by removing the old label and applying a new one.

Alternatively figure 3 shows a plurality of labels (as shown in figure 2) mounted in the form of a continuous tape wherein each label 2 is attached to the lower portion of the previous label 2.

In this embodiment the pressure-sensitive adhesive can be applied either to the top edge of each label or to substantially the whole underside of the label 2 thereby allowing the labels 2 once printed to be easily separated by hand or machine.

The labels (as shown in figure 3) may be passed through a printer for continuous printing without the use of a separate substrate thereby reducing the printing costs and paper waste.

A further advantage is that the labels 2 may be attached to a mailshot thus avoiding the need for an envelope but allowing the recipient to remove the label without damage to the mailshot.

In a further embodiment a pad of labels is provided in which the labels have pressure-sensitive adhesive applied to substantially the whole underside of the label. Each label is provided with a perforated strip section having no adhesive to facilitate removal of the labels from the pad. The labels are then applied to envelopes, mailshots etc and the perforated strip section is removed.

Claims (6)

1. An array of labels presented on a pulpable paper substrate in a manner suitable for printing wherein the labels are removably attached to the said substrate by means of a releasable pressure-sensitive adhesive.
2. An array of labels according to Claim 1 wherein the releasable pressure-sensitive adhesive comprises low tack microspheres.
3. An array of labels according to any one of the preceding claims wherein the substrate is a standard paper sheet such as A4 plain paper of a type suitable for use in office printers.
4. An array of labels according to Claims 1-3 wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive is applied at least around the periphery of one surface of each label.
5. An array of labels according to Claims 1-3 wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive is applied over substantially the whole of one surface of each label.
6. A continuous tape comprising a substantially continuous series of separable labels having applied to at least a portion of one surface thereof a releasable pressure-sensitive adhesive.
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Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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WO1997013819A1 (en) * 1995-10-10 1997-04-17 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Repulpable pressure sensitive adhesive based on microspheres and articles made therefrom
WO1997022479A1 (en) * 1995-12-19 1997-06-26 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Desktop printer notes
DE10022432A1 (en) * 2000-05-09 2001-11-22 Fremmer Hans Kilian Adhesive label or notice has two or more adhesive strips
WO2004058493A1 (en) * 2002-12-27 2004-07-15 Sung-Ho Kim Printing paper and method of manufacturing the same
BE1016201A3 (en) * 2004-09-17 2006-05-02 Unibind Cyprus Ltd Sheet of printable self adhesive labels, has rough material sheet provided on one side of substrate for improving grip with transport mechanism inside printer
BE1017644A3 (en) * 2006-10-03 2009-03-03 Alfac S A Laminated assembly for use during manufacturing of e.g. visiting card, has frontal sheet divided into segments, where back of sheet is devoid of coating that modifies adhesion of adhesive i.e. microsphere acrylic adhesive, of sheet face

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US2246984A (en) * 1939-12-30 1941-06-24 Leaton Corp Adhesive display
GB599557A (en) * 1945-05-16 1948-03-16 Welch Thomas Ross Label
GB1112686A (en) * 1965-03-12 1968-05-08 Dickinson John & Co Ltd Non-drying adhesive labels and a method of making them
US4495318A (en) * 1984-03-21 1985-01-22 International Cube Corporation Low tack microsphere glue
EP0246022A2 (en) * 1986-05-12 1987-11-19 Zweckform Büro-Produkte GmbH Repositionable directional markers

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2246984A (en) * 1939-12-30 1941-06-24 Leaton Corp Adhesive display
GB599557A (en) * 1945-05-16 1948-03-16 Welch Thomas Ross Label
GB1112686A (en) * 1965-03-12 1968-05-08 Dickinson John & Co Ltd Non-drying adhesive labels and a method of making them
US4495318A (en) * 1984-03-21 1985-01-22 International Cube Corporation Low tack microsphere glue
EP0246022A2 (en) * 1986-05-12 1987-11-19 Zweckform Büro-Produkte GmbH Repositionable directional markers

Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
WO1997013819A1 (en) * 1995-10-10 1997-04-17 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Repulpable pressure sensitive adhesive based on microspheres and articles made therefrom
WO1997022479A1 (en) * 1995-12-19 1997-06-26 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Desktop printer notes
US5782494A (en) * 1995-12-19 1998-07-21 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Desktop printer notes
DE10022432A1 (en) * 2000-05-09 2001-11-22 Fremmer Hans Kilian Adhesive label or notice has two or more adhesive strips
WO2004058493A1 (en) * 2002-12-27 2004-07-15 Sung-Ho Kim Printing paper and method of manufacturing the same
BE1016201A3 (en) * 2004-09-17 2006-05-02 Unibind Cyprus Ltd Sheet of printable self adhesive labels, has rough material sheet provided on one side of substrate for improving grip with transport mechanism inside printer
BE1017644A3 (en) * 2006-10-03 2009-03-03 Alfac S A Laminated assembly for use during manufacturing of e.g. visiting card, has frontal sheet divided into segments, where back of sheet is devoid of coating that modifies adhesion of adhesive i.e. microsphere acrylic adhesive, of sheet face

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