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#1 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 02:55 AM

I've be looking at getting a splicer for my KEM machines. Which is the better way to go, a hot spicer or a tape splicer and why? B)
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Posted 10 August 2006 - 05:22 AM

For editing, I personally much prefer tape splicers. They are much easier, faster and simpler to use and the splices are much easier to take apart. There might be some people that like hot splicers for projection prints for various reasons but I prefer tape splicers for that also.
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#3 Andy Sparaco SOC

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 07:00 AM

Two different devices. Tape splicers are for creative editing-quick cutting and easy to take a part. Hot splicers are for making rolls to be printed ot xfered- in effect "solvent" welding of the film base.
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 02:52 AM

Two different devices. Tape splicers are for creative editing-quick cutting and easy to take a part. Hot splicers are for making rolls to be printed ot xfered- in effect "solvent" welding of the film base.


So really, I need both. Good to know. Thanks B)
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#5 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 10:47 PM

As far as I remember, the only time I used the hot splicer was to put the conformed negative together. Tape splicers are used to edit the work-print...
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