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July 31, 1962
E. J. JANKE
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3,046,877
PRINTING MACHINES
Filed July 16, 1959
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Patented July 31, 1962
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Edward J. Janke, Euclid, Ohio, assignor to Addressa
PRINTDIG MACHINES
graph-Multigraph Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, a cor
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Filed July 16, 1959, Ser. No. 827,585
19 Claims. (Cl. 101-76)
hers, and changes between automatic and manual con
trol of the number printing operations, separately and in
dependently of each other.
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Another object of the invention is to provide for print
U! ing and numbering of a relatively large number of in
dividual business instruments, in small groups, using
equipment which is compact, relatively small in size, and
relatively inexpensive.
A speci?c object of the invention is to provide for the
particularly to printing machines which may be employed 10 printing of both identi?cation data and index numbers
This invention relates to printing machines and more
to carry out both repetitive printing operations and vari
upon individual business instruments, such as bank checks
able numbering operations or other indexing operations
or the like, in accurate alignment with matter previously
printed thereon, and to provide means for adjusting that
in accordance with a relatively wide variety of di?erent
alignment in a simple and convenient manner.
operating requirements. Although the invention may be
applied to many different printing tasks, it is particularly 15 A further object of the invention is to utilize a sub
advantageous in the printing of personalized bank checks
stantially unmodi?ed conventional offset printing ma
chine or duplicator in conjunction with an auxiliary in
and will therefore be described in that connection.
dexing number printer in the printing of personalized
Many banking institutions have found it desirable to
bank checks or the like.
furnish their depositors with blank checks that are printed
A particular object of the invention is to control the
with the name and address or other identifying data rela 20
number of printing and indexing operations in equipment
tive to the depositor, such checks being conventionally re
for producing personalized bank checks or analogous
ferred to as “personalized” checks. Furthermore, to as
business instruments by electrical means actuated by feed
sist both the depositor vand the bank in reconciliation of
ing of the instruments themselves into and through the
bank accounts, it is usually desirable to number the checks
consecutively or in some predetermined manner in ad 25 printing equipment, while at the same time providing
maximum versatility in the operation of that equipment.
vance, so that it isnot necessary for the depositor to keep
track of the number he has applied to the last check used.
In the printing of checks and other business instru
ments, it is frequently desirable to print some portions of
Usually, and particularly with personal accounts, the
the identi?cation data in a form which may subsequently
number of checks supplied to the depositor at any given
time is relatively small. For example, the bank may
be scanned or sensed by electrical, magnetic, or mechani
supply the depositor with a personalized group of checks
cal means. Furthermore, and as pointed out in detail
in the following speci?cation, in some instances it may be
which may be as few as 50 or 100 in number. Hereto
necessary to interrupt operation of the printing machine
fore, the printing and numbering of checks of this kind has
been a relatively expensive operation, particularly because
for one or more cycles in order that the operator may in
the quantities are small and the numbering must in each 35 sert additional sheets to be printed in the feeder portion
of the machine. Interruption of operation, in this man
instance be correlated with numbers previously used by
the depositor to avoid duplication thereof.
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ner, may leadto the build-up of ink in the information
Previously known arrangements have provided for the
printing unit of the machine, and this build-up of ink, in
preparation of personalized bank checks and the like by
turn, may result in erroneous operation of the sensing
equipment essentially comprising an off-set duplicating 40 means subsequently used in connection with identi?cation
or printing machine with a numbering attachment con
data on the checks, particularly where the identi?cation
data ‘are printed in a magnetic ink and magnetic means
nected thereto. Arrangements of this kind are relatively
economical, ‘as compared with more conventional printing
are used to sense the data. Furthermore, the same or
similar problems may result from excessive build-up of
equipment, particularly in those instances where the num
bering equipment is directly connected to and operated
in conjunction with the duplicating machine. On the
other hand, equipment of this kind as previously known
in the art has ‘been relatively in?exible in its operation and
has been somewhat di?icult to convert from a given print
ing procedure, relative to the number of ?gures, deposit
slips, and the like to accommodate the varying require
ments of different depositors.
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A principal object of the present invention, therefore,
ink during preliminary operations of the machine, especi
ally if the machine is run for any substantial period of
time without any paper being fed therethrough. , On the
other hand, under some circumstances it may be neces
sary for the operator to be able to actuate the inking sys
tem of the information printing unit of the machine With
out feeding paper therefrom, as, for example, when the
machine is being conditioned for a new printing operation
after having completed a previous operation. Moreover,
in many situations it may be highly advantageous to af
is to print individual identi?cation data, such as the name,
address, account number, and the like, on a series of in— 55 ford an automatic means for locking up or latching the
sheet feeder of the printing machine in a predetermined
dividual business instruments such as bank checks, ‘and to
position to permit the operator to insert sheets of prede
number those business instruments in accordance with
termined kinds in the supply or feeder portion of the ma
virtually any desired numbering sequence, including the
chine, ‘particularly in conjunction with the printing of . ‘
complete omission of numbers on any desired number of
instruments. More speci?cally, it is an object of the in 60 auxiliary papers such as deposit slips and re~order blanks.
vention to print identi?cation data and indexing numbers
It is a further object of the invention, therefore, to
provide for automatic interruption of ink transfer in at
upon bank checks, deposit slips, or like business instru
ments in accordance with any predetermined program
least a portion of the printing machine whenever no paper
is being fed through the machine.
which may include numbering some of the instruments
A more speci?c object of the invention is to interrupt
and the omission of numbers on other instruments, se 65
quential changes between numbers on some instruments
the application of ink to’ the master cylinder, in an offset
and repetitive printing of the numbers on other instru
printing machine, automatically in response to any inter
ruption of feeding of paper through the printing machine,
ments, and for either manual or automatic control of the
printing and numbering equipment involved. A further
and at the same time to interrupt, also automatically, the
and related object of the invention is to control the print 70 transfer of ink from a supply source on to the ink rollers
comprising the ink train for the master cylinder.
ing ‘of the numbers, the indexing or changing of the num
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A speci?c object of the invention is ,to provide an
of the second printing or number printing unit of the
electrically controlled ‘solenoid period latching arrange
printing machine;
ment which operates at a predetermined part ofeach op
erating cycle of an offset printing machine to bring the
master and blanket cylinders of the printing machine to
FIG. 12 is an elevation view, similar to FIG. 11, but
with a part of the printing unit omitted to afford a better
illustration of some of the operating linkages of the num-'
gether and to latch those cylinders in ink transferring re-v
lationship to each other only if paper is presently being
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ber printing unit;
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FIG. 13 is a partially schematic elevation view showing.
fed through the printing machine}
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the control linkages for indexing or changing thelnume '
' Anotherobject of the invention is to provide a series
bering mechanism of the’ number printing unit;
of'manually. operable controls for over-riding an auto 10
FIG. 14 is a schematic view, in perspective form, of
matic. ink control system, in an offset printing machine,
the indexing mechanism of FIG. 13; 7
'in a manner such that these controls do not con?ict with
FIG. 15‘ is a detail view illustrating a part of, the num
normal automatic operation of the ink control system but,
bering mechanism mounting for the number printing unit;
may be utilized selectively to duplicate any one or all of .
‘FIG. 16 is a further detail view of the numbering mech-'
the normal functions of the automatic mechanism.
anism mount shown in FIG. 15;
,A further speci?c object of the invention is to provide
an automatic ‘latching arrangement for interrupting the
application of; repellent solution to the ‘master cylinder of
anoffset printing machine whenever there is an inter
ruption of the feeding of paper or other sheets ‘to be
nection with the mounting members of FIGS. 15 and16; ’ ‘
FIG. 18 illustrates the means by which the hub or
no. 17 is secured to the member illustrated in FIGS.,15‘_
and 16;
printed through the machine.
A speci?c object of'the invention is to a?ord a means
nism employed in the number printing unit of the printing
machine, and shows the mounting of the numberingele
Another object of the invention is to latch up the
feeder, mechanism of a printing machine, in'a position in
which additional sheets to be printed may be deposited
ment;
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nism of FIG. 20;
FIG. 22 is a side elevation ‘of a modi?ed form of num- , 7
feeding of paper or other sheets to be printed is inter
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bering mechanism which may be employed in the number
printing unit of the machine;
A particular object of the invention is to control the
feeding of paper, in a printing machine of the kind de
scribed hereinabove, automatically‘in response to any
one of a variety of different factors relating to operation
of the machine, including the number ofv sheets which
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taken approximately along line ,25'—-25 thereim.
FIG. 26 is a side elevationv view of theclurtchrof .
40 FIG. 24;
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FIG. 27 is an end elevation ‘view of the, clutch;
FIG. 28 is a schematic view of the electrical control _7
circuit for the printing machine;
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FIG. 29 is an elevation view of a part of the informal
the present invention and the principles thereof and
what is now considered to be the best mode contemplated
for ‘applying these principles. Other embodiments of the
invention embodying the same or equivalent principles
tion printing unit of the printing machine, portions of
the ‘operating mechanism having been omitted in order , v
1 may be used and structural changes may be made as .de- .
to illustrate the inking control mechanism more check.
sired by those skilledin the art without departing from.
tively;
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FIG. 25 is a sectional view of the clutchofFIG. 24'
of sheets to be printed in a magazine in the machine.
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FIG. 23 is an end elevationof the numbering mech-,_
anism of FIG. 22;
FIG. 24 is a plan view of a'rclutch mechanism emq ‘7
ployed in the number printing unit of the printing ma
chine;
have i been printed previously and the presence or absence
the Present invention.' ‘
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FIG. 21 is an end elevation of the numbering mocha-V‘
in the printing machine in feeding position, wherever
Other and further objects of the present invention will
be apparentyfrom-the following description and claims
andare illustrated in ‘the accompanying drawings which,
byway of illustration, show a preferred embodiment of
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larged scale, of a portion of the apparatus of FIGRIS; 7
FIG. 20 is a side elevation view of a numbering mecha
master cylinder inran offset printing machine.
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FIG. 19 is a detail sectional view, drawn to an en-.
for manually over-riding an automatic system for the in
terruption of application of repellent solution to the
rupted.
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FIG. 17 illustrates a mounting hub employed in con
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FIG. 30 is an enlarged detail view of a manual control
In the drawings:
56 device included in‘the mechanism. of'FIG.» 29; t _
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a printing machine ’
FIG. 31 is a detail view, drawn toran enlarged scale,
constructed in accordance with the‘ invention;
of a part of the mechanism illustrated in FiG.,29, show- .. .
'ingvthat part of the mechanism in latched conditiomrr _ _
FIG. 2 illustrates. a series of personalized bank checks
which ‘may be, prepared 'in the . printing equipment ‘of
FIG.
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FIG. 32 illustrates the apparatus of FIG. 31 in urn.
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latched condition;
‘FIG. 3 shows a checkbook re-order form which‘ may
FIG. 33 is a detail view showing a ,manual'control' 1
mechanism associated with ‘the latching device of FIG?’
be produced, as an adjunct to vthe printing of the checks ' i
of FIG.;_2,,inythe printing machine of FIG} 1;
FIG. 4 illustrates atypical form of deposit instrument
which may also be 'preparedin’thejprinting machine in
conjunction with the printing of the checks'in FIG. 2; '
, efeed
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mechanism
is afsectionalview
employed in the
showing
?rst operating
a part ofunit
the paper
in the
printing machine of ‘FIG.’ 1;
6 is an ‘enlarged detail View of a part of the paper
feed apparatus, shown partly in cross-section;
' FIG. 7 is a plan view of the device of FIG, 6; ,
FIG. 8 is an end elevation view ‘taken approximately
' along line 8-8 in 'FIG. 6;
31, the'rmanual'control beingillustrated in latched posi-i
tion;
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FIG. 34 is a detail'view, similar to FIG. 33, ShOWilJggh', »
the manual control mechanism iniunlatched condition;v
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FIG. 35 is an elevation view of the oppositeside ofv . 1
_ the inking control mechanism illustrated in FIG. .29, and a. '
shows anrassociated automatic arrangement for'cont'rol-j
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lingapplicatio'n of a repellent. solution " to‘ theimast'er-f'
cylinder in the information printing unit;
FIG._ 36 is a detail View, drawn toan enlarged. scale,ij .. ,
rllustrating'a manual control arrangement.includediiin
FIG. 9, is a perspective view of the input'side of the 70 the apparatusof FIG. 35;
'second or number'p'rinting unit of the printing machine of
FIG. 37 isa perspective .view of pa feederJcontrol del ' Till; '
vice utilized in the printing machine of the invention; {
7 FIG. 10 is a-p'erspective view of the output end of the
FIG.
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second printing unit;
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~ IFIG/ll isa side elevation showing awmajor portion
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FIG. 38 is a simpli?ed schematic diagram or an elec
trical control circuit for the apparatus-of FIG.' 37.
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