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Re: [ARSCLIST] Re print-thru - tails out

Ok - learning curve here for me - what does tails out mean?



Melodie Morgan Frances
Head of Cataloging
Graduate Theological Union

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Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 8:28 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Re print-thru

Actually my experience has been that you should never run and store the 
tape in any shuttle mode as the tape is wound much tighter and this 
increases print through. The suggestion for storage has been tails out 
played in real time. The real time speed does not pack the wind as


Doug Pomeroy wrote:
> Yes, running the tape from end to end at high speed will reduce
> print-thru somewhat, according to 3M.  Not exactly a cure, but
> every little bit helps.
> Doug
>> This is called "print through" where the signal on one layer of a=20
>> tape impresses itself onto adjacent layers of the tape. In rare=20
>> instances, you can hear things repeat more than once.
>> The time difference between the original and the image is once around
>> the reel.
>> Sometimes this can be cured by winding the tape through and
>> it sit for a few days.

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