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Re: Thickness

Sam's admission of being thickness challenged has emboldened me to admit
mine- I too feel like an ignoramus on some things posted here even though I
have been in the business for 20 years. For instance, what is the adhesive
roll that was discussed(Rolltag?). I assume it is a system of applying glue
by hand. I am not up-to-date with some of the newer things.  This is MY
first posting to this group so I am a newbie-forgive any errors encountered
with it. I trust I will be told if the message if posted incorrectly. Thanks
for any help.

Karen Terrell Pardue
WhiteRiver Studio
-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Lanham <slanham@HCTC.NET>
Date: Monday, January 11, 1999 7:33 AM
Subject: Thickness

>Patient friends--
>If  I weren't so thick-headed (6 3/4 inches, 172 mm, 6750 pts, 3 ply, 7 3/8
>hat size, unknown number of mils)  I might be able automatically and in my
>3 ply head to standardize all the thickness measurements occurring
>throughout suppliers' catalogues.  But, alas, I'm incapable of this so my
>plea to cataloguers is:
>Use the same measurement for board thicknesses throughout your catalogue;
>   or
>provide us a conversion chart that will inform the simple-minded among us
>as to unit of measurement equivalences (there are one or two partial charts
>in one or two catalogues---just amplify these);
>  and
>try to get away from confusing the thickness and weight measurements (one
>paper or board will be measured in points, the next in gms/square meter,
>the next in mils, the next in pounds.
>I really hate to display to the list the fact that I am
>thickness-challenged but I make this obvious sacrifice on the off chance
>that others with the same disability might also benefit.  My apologies to
>those of you with digital heads.
>Sam Lanham
>Sam Lanham (slanham@hctc.net)

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