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Echelle de laine

English translation: Blue Wool Scale

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French term or phrase:Echelle de laine
English translation:Blue Wool Scale
Entered by: Joanne Watt
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01:16 Aug 18, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: Echelle de laine
This is in the context of printing/ink - it seems to be some kind of scale for light sensitivity. Can anyone help?
Joanne Watt
Local time: 11:27
blue wool scale
Explanation:
I don't profess to be an expert in the field, but I did a quick Google search on 'wool scale' (sometimes these things are that easy!).

All the hits coming up seem to have a 'blue' as well. Anyway, I've put the links below so you can see if this works for you!

Creative Creatures { Printing Technique - English }
... fading resistance of the printing colors that rivals classic printing techniques
(factor 7 on the "blue wool scale", meaning up to 30 years no fading, and over ...
www.creativecreatures.com/druckeng.html - 3k - Cached - Similar pages


The News Center
... Technical Manager for Coates Lorilleux Printing Inks (Offset Division), and writes
with ... used today is the "Blue Wool Scale" (BWS) which was accredited a ...
www.lyson.com/news/040800.html - 13k - Cached - Similar pages


GO eInk Fade Resistance
... of the inks. The Blue Wool Scale was originally developed for textiles and has now
been adopted by automotive, paint and commercial printing industries. The ...
www.graphicsone.com/FAQ_eInk_Fade.html - 20k - Cached - Similar pages


Hust Printing Inks: Technical Notes
... via the use of a shaded scale, ie the blue wool scale. When various pigments are
used to produce a finished printing ink, the ink maker has, at his disposal ...
hurst-inks.com/tech.notes/ - 45k - Cached - Similar pages


The Print Directory - home page
... with the advent of digital ink jet printing. Photographers have been concerned with ... used
today, is the “Blue Wool Scale” (BWS). which was accredited a ...
www.theprintdirectory.co.uk/tp1/TecnicalTopicsDetails.asp?I... - 33k - Cached - Similar pages

HTH

Mary
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Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:27
Grading comment
Many thanks for your prompt reply - this sounds pretty convincing!

Joanne.
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Summary of answers provided
na +3blue wool scale
Mary Worby
nablue wool scale, British Standard 1006 (1978), lightfastness level, bleed/fade resistance
Nikki Scott-Despaigne


  

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1 hr peer agreement (net): +3
blue wool scale


Explanation:
I don't profess to be an expert in the field, but I did a quick Google search on 'wool scale' (sometimes these things are that easy!).

All the hits coming up seem to have a 'blue' as well. Anyway, I've put the links below so you can see if this works for you!

Creative Creatures { Printing Technique - English }
... fading resistance of the printing colors that rivals classic printing techniques
(factor 7 on the "blue wool scale", meaning up to 30 years no fading, and over ...
www.creativecreatures.com/druckeng.html - 3k - Cached - Similar pages


The News Center
... Technical Manager for Coates Lorilleux Printing Inks (Offset Division), and writes
with ... used today is the "Blue Wool Scale" (BWS) which was accredited a ...
www.lyson.com/news/040800.html - 13k - Cached - Similar pages


GO eInk Fade Resistance
... of the inks. The Blue Wool Scale was originally developed for textiles and has now
been adopted by automotive, paint and commercial printing industries. The ...
www.graphicsone.com/FAQ_eInk_Fade.html - 20k - Cached - Similar pages


Hust Printing Inks: Technical Notes
... via the use of a shaded scale, ie the blue wool scale. When various pigments are
used to produce a finished printing ink, the ink maker has, at his disposal ...
hurst-inks.com/tech.notes/ - 45k - Cached - Similar pages


The Print Directory - home page
... with the advent of digital ink jet printing. Photographers have been concerned with ... used
today, is the “Blue Wool Scale” (BWS). which was accredited a ...
www.theprintdirectory.co.uk/tp1/TecnicalTopicsDetails.asp?I... - 33k - Cached - Similar pages

HTH

Mary


    as above
Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:27
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 484
Grading comment
Many thanks for your prompt reply - this sounds pretty convincing!

Joanne.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dave Simons: Can't argue with all that!
3 mins

agree  Parrot: more to the point, see: http://www.lyson.com/news/040800.html
1 hr

agree  Mats Wiman: Excellent!
2 hrs
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5 hrs
blue wool scale, British Standard 1006 (1978), lightfastness level, bleed/fade resistance


Explanation:
It is a standard by which lightfastness (fade resistance) and/or bleed fastness of ink is measured. Commonly referred to as the "blue wool scale", although the BS 1006 of 1978 appears to be its technical reference and that

Would not have found this without the first answer!

1 - http://www.fineart.co.uk/qualifs/printstd.htm

(stamping procedure and print registration requirements – Working Document – Guild Court approved 22.3.01)

On 22 March 2001, the Fine Art Trade Guild Court approved a new print standard, incorporating giclee standards for the first time. Consumers can buy with confidence prints bearing the Guild logo, confirming Guild Standards have been met. The Guild will be working over the next few months on secure methods of authenification, to supplement the traditional embossed stamp endorsement that it has given over many decades. « The lightfastness level has been maintained in the new standard, to ensure that materials and methods used result in pictures that preserve their colour over time, and are therefore fit for the purpose for which they are bought. » However, conservation framing and care in choosing a hanging position away from direct sunlight are strongly recommended for valuable prints. The new standard is accepted as a working document and further work will be done by the Guild to ensure new technology and developments are understood and catered for by its standard. A register of sets of product combinations that have been tested and approved to meet the standard will be built and kept by the Guild, to assist the Trade to give excellent service and advice. This will be free to Members of the Guild.


Guild Print Standard:

1.1 Lightfastness of Finished Print – Results of 6 or more on the Lightfastness Scale (Blue Wool Scale) in all areas of the print – or its equivalent under empirical test conditions


2 - http://www.tryline.com/sino2/sino_data.htm
Bleed Fastness : Category 1 - 5 : Considerable to None: British Standard 1006

3 - http://www.londonprints.co.uk/

The inks used are fade resisitent and when printed register not less than 6 against the blue wool scale as described in British Standard 1006 (1978).



    Reference: http://www.fineart.co.uk/qualifs/printstd.htm
    Reference: http://www.tryline.com/sino2/sino_data.htm
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 12:27
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
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