Tape printer for forming self-laminating label, tape cassette and ink ribbon therefor

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9321279
APP PUB NO 20150375527A1
SERIAL NO

14673951

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A tape printer with a thermal head and a tape cassette for forming a self-laminating printed label: wherein the tape cassette comprises; an ink ribbon including a print ink layer formed from opaque ink, a transparent ink layer formed from transparent ink and a longitudinal film base, the print ink layer and the transparent ink layer being coated on the film base in a longitudinal direction of the film base; a print tape including a longitudinal transparent film portion with a first surface side and a second surface side opposite to the first surface side, the opaque ink of the print ink layer and the transparent ink of the transparent ink layer being transferred to the first surface side of the transparent film portion from the ink ribbon; wherein, in the print tape, a transparent adhesive layer is coated on the second surface side of the transparent film portion, the opaque ink of the print ink layer is transferred on a first end side of the first surface side of the transparent film portion in a width direction from the ink ribbon and the transparent ink of the transparent ink layer is transferred on a second end side of the transparent film portion opposite to the first end side from the ink ribbon, and wherein the thermal head operates to transfer both the opaque ink of the print ink layer and the transparent ink of the transparent ink layer on the print tape from the ink ribbon.

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BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA15-1 NAESHIRO-CHO MIZUHO-KU NAGOYA-SHI AICHI-KEN 467-8561

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Torii, Yasuhiro Okazaki, JP 12 81

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