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trailers 08 Jan 2004 21:20 #21783

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This is probably a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway. why do trailers come tails first? I have to turn them all around. It's not a big deal or anything, I'm just curious.

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Re: trailers 08 Jan 2004 23:32 #21784

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I'm just glad they mostly come in one direction.

Build them up on to a reel then they are heads up.

Run them on to a platter or on to a trailer-drop-in reel.
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Re: trailers 09 Jan 2004 12:17 #21785

Usually because trailors are printed on loop printers so there orientation is consistent where as release prints are often printed on bidirectional printers resulting in alternating heads and tails
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Re: trailers 29 Jan 2004 16:23 #21786

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Gordon is correct. When uni-directional printers are used, the film is normally printed heads-to-tails. So after processing the large rolls, the film is oriented tails-to-heads. The trailers are then spooled off the large roll heads-to-tails, which is the way you normally receive them.

Some labs use "loop" type printers for the majority of their bulk release work, printing release prints heads-to-tails. But bi-directional printers like those made by BHP are still widely used too:
http://www.rti-us.com/bhp/



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