US 10,891,833 B2
Method of forming a lottery ticket with a translucent substrate
Pierre Joseph Lavoie, Winnipeg (CA); Sindy Renee Catigay, Winnipeg (CA); Kristine Susan Wattis, Winnipeg (CA); Michael John Brickwood, Winnipeg (CA); Julia Elizabeth Cloutier, Winnipeg (CA); Timothy George Edginton, Winnipeg (CA); Peter Nguyen, Winnipeg (CA); Brett Charles Taylor, Winnipeg (CA); and Nancy Bettcher, Winnipeg (CA)
Assigned to Pollard Banknote Limited, Winnipeg (CA)
Filed by Pollard Banknote Limited, Winnipeg (CA)
Filed on Jan. 22, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/253,989.
Application 16/253,989 is a continuation of application No. 16/126,436, filed on Sep. 10, 2018.
Application 16/126,436 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/357,506, filed on Nov. 21, 2016, granted, now 10,279,613.
Application 15/357,506 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/718,666, filed on May 21, 2015, abandoned.
Prior Publication US 2019/0287353 A1, Sep. 19, 2019
Int. Cl. G07F 17/42 (2006.01); G07F 17/32 (2006.01); B65H 16/00 (2006.01); B65H 35/00 (2006.01)
CPC G07F 17/42 (2013.01) [B65H 16/005 (2013.01); B65H 35/00 (2013.01); B65H 35/0006 (2013.01); G07F 17/32 (2013.01); B65H 2404/147 (2013.01); B65H 2553/41 (2013.01); B65H 2701/1311 (2013.01); B65H 2701/1936 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of manufacturing a lottery ticket for playing a lottery game comprising:
constructing a lottery ticket by the steps comprising:
forwarding a substrate sheet at least part of which comprises a translucent polymer material;
printing onto a front surface of said translucent polymer material an opaque non-removable lilypad;
printing onto the front surface and on top of the opaque lilypad a white lilypad;
printing onto the front surface and onto the white lilypad using variable image printing an ink material arranged to display lottery game indicia;
printing onto the front surface and covering the lottery game indicia with one or more clear protective layers;
printing onto the front surface of the clear protective layer an opaque material covering the lottery game indicia which is removable by a player to expose the game indicia for playing the game;
wherein the translucent polymer material is arranged to have the following characteristics:
 
  Melting Point ≥150 C. °
  Softening Point ≥110 C. °
  Shrinkage ≤3% (30 min at 150 C. °)
  Surface Energy ≥39 Dyne/cm
  Optical Transmission ≥80% (400 to 700 nm)
  Tensile Strength ≥20 Kg/mm2
  Tear Strength ≥20 g/Mil
  Caliper 25-500 micron
 
and preventing observation by an intruder of any ink material from the lottery game indicia which has migrated from above the white lilypad to the translucent polymer material by printing onto a rear surface of the translucent polymer material at a position aligned with the opaque lilypad a coating which is arranged to absorb or reflect any electromagnetic energy applied thereto;
said coating being printed directly onto the translucent polymer material having the above characteristics without any intervening ink material arranged to display lottery game indicia;
and printing the lottery game indicia in an arrangement for playing a game related to the lottery ticket using at least said lottery game indicia.