Easy Step: registration

Registering film for printing (optical) isn’t a mystery. It is simple, but has changed, with increasing complexity of mechanism making easier, more certain, faster production of picture.

At first, the method was: cut-n-butt. This was the way wash-off relief (dye transfer) was done. And done for 15 years.

Needed: straight edge, knife, tape, loupe and good eyes.

Watch out for blood.
first way to register

Printers and animators had other means and methods. More about that in the “registration” posts.