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English translation: Changing to black-and-white film

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00:40 Jan 12, 2001
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Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Schwarzfilmwechsel
The text I've already mentioned a couple of times has a section about how to copy the layout of a brochure when publishing it in another language and/or how to incorporate the second language into the original design. This particular part refers to the former method:
"Wird eine Broschüre komplett in einer zusätzlichen Sprache veröffentlicht, kann das Layout, sofern nur schwarze Schrift verwendet wurde, durch einen Schwarzfilmwechsell übernommen werden."
I have a sense of the process conceptually, but no clue as far as the terminology is concerned. Any help would be appreciated.
Cami Townsend
English translation:Changing to black-and-white film
Explanation:
Changing to black-and-white film

>>If a brochure is published in its entirety in an additional language, the layout -- providing that only black type is used –- can be retained by changing to black-and-white film.<<

Sources: Complete Multilingual Dictionary of Advertising, Marketing and COmmunications, Passport Books, 1984 (No ISBN).
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na... inasfar as only black script (letters) is (are) used, the
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naChanging to black-and-white film
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Changing to black-and-white film


Explanation:
Changing to black-and-white film

>>If a brochure is published in its entirety in an additional language, the layout -- providing that only black type is used –- can be retained by changing to black-and-white film.<<

Sources: Complete Multilingual Dictionary of Advertising, Marketing and COmmunications, Passport Books, 1984 (No ISBN).



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... inasfar as only black script (letters) is (are) used, the


Explanation:
language may be substituted by changing the black film.

Seems to be a kind of offset process in which there are two plates, one for image and another for script, and the second plate may be substituted for another written in a different language. I believe such plates are called "overlays" in digitalizing programs.

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