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STAMPS; STAMPING OR NUMBERING APPARATUS OR DEVICES (marking meat A22C 17/10; embossing combined with printing B41F 19/00; selective printing mechanisms B41J; embossing decorations or marks B44B 5/00; marking or coding completed packages B65B 61/26; ticket printing and issuing, fare registering, nonprinting aspects of franking apparatus G07B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Hand-operated devices and machines always including a static stamping element carrying a graphical and/or numerical design, e.g. a single letter or number in the form of a raised part forming the stamping image. This raised part has usually elastic properties, e.g. it comprises mainly an elastomeric material. After applying ink on the surface of said stamping form, said inked image is applied by contact pressure onto the surface of a substrate of any dimension, which will form a stamped subject-matter, portable devices or machines as a whole as well as all parts, details and objects specifically adapted for use in such devices or machines, e.g.

  • handles,
  • stands,
  • labelling means,
  • inking devices,
  • stamping surfaces,
  • means for handling or deforming or punching or cutting or severing of
  • substrates to be stamped,
  • safety devices and
  • counting devices,

feeding and/or handling of substrates to be stamped upon is covered from the in-feed device through the whole machine down to the delivery device.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Relief or letterpress printing machines in general
Flexographic printing machines in general
Offset or lithographic printing machines in general
Intaglio printing machines in general
Inking devices in printing machines in general
Stencil printing machines in general
Printing, duplicating, marking, or copying processes in general
Printing plates or foils per se; materials therefore in general
Cutting or perforating apparatus and processes in general
Implements for writing drawing in general, e.g. pens, pencils
Combination of writing implements with stamping means
Stamping or pressing processes by merely deforming substrates without use of ink or colour
Labelling or tagging machines, apparatus or processes in general
Feeding and/or handling of sheet or web-like substrates in general
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Stamping
always including use of ink or colour
Portable hand-operated devices without means for supporting or locating the articles to be stamped, i.e. hand stamps; Inking devices or other accessories therefor
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • portable numbering devices,
  • hand stamps combined with other devices, and
  • stands for keeping hand stamps within easy reach.
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Combination or writing implements with hand stamps
Apparatus for stamping articles having integral means for supporting the articles to be stamped (means for printing on articles of special shape or having a surface of particular configuration B41F 17/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Stamping apparatus in combination with means for deforming or punching substrate material,
  • Accessories specifically adapted for said stamping apparatus, e.g. counting means, cutting or severing apparatus and safety devices e.g. for preventing machine failure, and
  • Numbering devices.
Plier-like tools for stamping, or stamping and delivering, tickets or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Accessories specifically adapted for use with said tools, e.g.

  • recording means and
  • counting means.
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Labelling or tagging devices or apparatus having plier-like tools
Delivering articles from cutting or line-perforating machines in general
Article or web delivery apparatus incorporating devices for performing specified auxiliary operations in general
Ticket printing and issuing devices being part of franking apparatus
Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Portable hand-operated devices without means for supporting or locating the articles to be stamped, i.e. hand stamps; inking devices or accessories therefore
Apparatus for stamping articles having integral means for supporting the articles to be stamped
Plier-like tools for stamping, or stamping and delivering, tickets or the like
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