Definition of print-through in English:

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[mass noun]
The accidental transfer of recorded signals to adjacent layers in a reel of magnetic tape.
Example sentences
  • We measured a 590 20 nm step, revealing that the deposition of the bottom electrodes creates steps on the top layer by print-through.
  • Postprint, or post-echo, is when the print-through signal follows the recorded signal.
  • Until 3M introduced the 900 Series of tapes, the rule was the better the tape is in terms of high signal-to noise ratios, the more potential there is for print-through.

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