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#1 Alexandros Angelopoulos Apostolos

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 02:06 PM

I’m trying to figure out how other languages call different types of diffusion materials, and I can’t figure out what kind of fabric is grid cloth. Does anybody know how do you say “grid cloth” in any other language, such as, for example, German, French, or Italian?


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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 06:54 PM

Outside the film industry, it's ripstop nylon.
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#3 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 12:53 PM

Outside the film industry, it's ripstop nylon.

It's not nylon. I don't know what it is, but I have both ripstop nylon and gridcloth in my kit, and they are definitely different.

 

There was another thread where someone suggested that it was in fact known as sail cloth.


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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 01:17 PM

I think you're just seeing different grades of ripstop nylon. It comes in a lot of different weights.The texture does slightly alter if it's had the fireproofing done which... it really should have.

 

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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 01:28 PM

Sail cloth comes in nylon and polyester -- I thought they were the same thing but apparently there's a difference:

http://www.sailrite....ailcloth-Fabric

http://www.diffen.co...on_vs_Polyester

 

This page says that grid cloth is sail cloth, which is reinforced with nylon, so maybe it's polyester and nylon blended?

http://www.rosebrand...-diffusion.aspx


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#6 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 02:21 PM

The texture does slightly alter if it's had the fireproofing done

That could account for the difference. The LEE 1/4 grid that I have has a very coarse, crackly feel to it, and makes a lot of noise in the wind. The silent grid appears to be more like a poly silk mixture.


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#7 Alexandros Angelopoulos Apostolos

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:12 PM

Ha, this turned to be much more of a mystery than I thought it would be.  :D Thank you, everyone! Now I have a starting point.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 01:29 PM

I asked LEE Filters. The best they could tell me was that Grid cloth is a Textile/Fabric combo, and is not flame retardant.

 

They did promise to find out more. I'll post it here when they do.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 02:48 PM

Lee doesn't make rags, I wouldn't expect them to know..  Matthews, LA Rag, California Rag, Advantage Gripware, etc. all do.  I'll ask my local rag repair/recover guy, next time I see him. 


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#10 Simon Wyss

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 03:28 PM

La gaze en français

 

Tüll auf Deutsch


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#11 Alexandros Angelopoulos Apostolos

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 04:05 PM

The plot thickens.

 

Isn’t la gaz “gauze” and Tüll “tulle” in English?


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#12 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 04:17 PM

Lee doesn't make rags,

I'm sure that will come as something of a surprise to their Sales Manager.

 

I have rolls of both LEE 462 Quiet Light Grid, and 432 Light Grid in my kit.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 05:50 PM

I'm sure that will come as something of a surprise to their Sales Manager.

 

I have rolls of both LEE 462 Quiet Light Grid, and 432 Light Grid in my kit.

 

.....and your point is?  Lee sell gridcloth, no earth shattering news there.  Their primary business is lighting gels.  If you want to school yourself in the fabrics used in rags, you speak either with a company that makes rags or one that does repair and recovers.


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 12:00 PM

 

.....and your point is?  Lee sell gridcloth, no earth shattering news there.  Their primary business is lighting gels.  If you want to school yourself in the fabrics used in rags, you speak either with a company that makes rags or one that does repair and recovers.

I'm not sure where the animosity is coming from, but in a conversation about what gridcloth is actually made of, I fail to see how asking the people who manufacture and sell it is somehow irrelevant.


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#15 Leonardo Brocato

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:31 AM

In Italy grid cloth it's grid cloth we usually use othEr language therms Not like French.
The hylarious Thing it's how People over 40 years or non English spoken called It
LiKe glic cloc or Greed clok or cli clo'
I Can write a Book with example of equipment lists with The Most Strange terminology, i've seen also from important Dp Things like keno flu or clic click or Ding ding (for inkie dinky) or skeit welch for skate wheels.

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