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In <URL:news:lokaal.epson> on Fri 02 Jul, John Goerger wrote: > Gsm is the way most people specify "grams per square meter" in emails. > It is a little difficult if not impossible with some email programs to > insert a super script 2, as in gmsÓ, I'm not even sure if that is the > right way to type it, Its been so long since I've used it. > Most Inkjet Coaters use the BOND measurment when specifying a weight in > pounds. This is beacause, like us, most of them were or still are diazo > coaters. Diazo (blueprint) paper uses the bond basis, so most of us > stuck with the bond weight basis. IMHO gsm is far superior because it is > constant, a gram is a gram is a gram and a meter is a meter is a meter. Normally I would use gr/mÓ or g/mÓ, this is the way you will find it used in Dutch paper catalogues. I adopted gsm when I saw it used in this mailing list. I have no illusions about the USA and UK etc. ever adopting a true metric system like the printing world will ever adopt metric typography. There's no reason why they shouldn't but some masochist mechanism in society itself. Ernst -- Ernst Dinkla Serigrafie,Zeefdruk The point will never be metric - Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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