These mags are indeed acetate. I haven't noticed if print through is worse
with acetate or poly - I've seen it with both.
On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 5:23 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> Does the fact that acetate was used to back mag-film well into the 60s
> (most tapes went to polyester by the late 50s) have anything to do with it?
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> Ha! That's a good one! Sounds like marketing speak!
>> The base it pretty thick, but then again so is the oxide. It can be
>> severe even on mag, though I think I've heard worse from tape. These mags
>> also sit on the shelf often untouched for many decades, and often in
>> non-ideal storage conditions.
>> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 7:10 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
>>> I'm somewhat surprised by Ellis's story about such audible print-through
>>> on 35mm mag-film. One of the touted advantages of 35mm vs. tape in the
>>> brief time it was used as a music mastering medium was "no print-through"
>>> due to the thick film medium and magnetic emulsion.
>>> -- Tom Fine
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