Here's a scan of the 1/4" Striplight Field Template, the new Reference Manual in Plastic that's cutting down the time required to draft striplights onto a light plot.
Well, maybe not that new. This little dynamo was released at the LDI Convention in Reno in the fall of 1994. But it's new to people that haven't been to the conventions.
The New 1/4" Striplight Field Template is divided into all of the major food groups of strips; R40 and PAR 38's, MR-16's, T-3's, PAR 56's, PAR 64's, Iris and Far Cyc's, showing the actual size, weight, cut color, and circuitry combination for every single strip. They're aligned on the patented Pro*Trak 50 system (Showing you the distance required between every strip).
The heat stamped portions of striplight on either side of each symbol are pre-measured distances away from the symbol hole.
So drafting two striplights becomes simple: Trace one striplight, slide the template so that the traced symbol matches with a heat stamped portion, and trace the same symbol again.
The two striplights are now accurately pre-spaced apart. Done is beautiful. Cue the choir.
But wait. There's more. Lots more.
More than any other striplight template.
Across the top is a section of each type of striplight, showing the true distance of each strip to the C-Clamp on the batten.
On the left side of each cutout symbol, the heat stamped numbers list the length and weight of each striplight.
The small triangle above and below each cutout symbol indicate the center of that striplight.
The printing under each cutout symbol indicates the number of lamps and every circuitry possibility for that striplight.
To the right of each group is a small folded back Post-it (with scissors) indicating the true cut color size of that type of strip.
The small vertical slits on either side of each cutout symbol can be used to trace trunions (indicating that strip as a groundrow unit).
Horizontal and vertical arrows are included in the PAR 56 and PAR 64 groups, indicating the axes of the lamps.
Two sizes of circuitry symbols are on the right hand side, along with a handy set of small circles (to indicate twofering). A set of arrows is included (if you can't draw those triangles, Hal). Below the twofer circles is a scaled scenery bumper.
The scaled rulers are reversed (So you don't have to flip the template like a pancake to measure distances left and right from centerline).
And this potent parcel of practical appliances is packaged into one precise piece of plastic. Whew.
It's a Reference Manual in Plastic.