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Question on Magazines and Tanks...
« on: March 16, 2013, 06:18:34 am »
I'm a complete newbie here, so can someone please explain the difference between so called 'magazines' and 'tanks', if they are even related. There is a lot of Scanlator jargon here that I don't understand, so if there are any other shortcuts or key terms only scanlators would know, can you please post them here and explain what they mean?

I also don't seem to understand the redrawing job... I know they redraw... but what do they redraw and how do they know what it's supposed to look like?

Any help is much appreciated! :)


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Re: Question on Magazines and Tanks...
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 01:31:59 pm »
When you go to the book store and buy manga in volumes, that's called Tanks. Magazines are as the name implies, the manga from the magazine. The major difference between these two is that tanks are easier to clean than magazines.

As for other jargon, off the top of my head:

TL = translator
PR = proofreader
TS = typesetter
QC = quality checker
RP = raw provider

As for redrawing, I suggest you talk to Minty for more info, but they redraw the portions of the images were there is text over-top. They also usually fix the double pages/spreads. As for 'how do they know' it's all about creativity~ (Or so I assume so ask Minty haha)


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Re: Question on Magazines and Tanks...
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2013, 01:46:16 pm »
Hiya, Aoi covered the position abbreviations so I'll go more in depth about raws.

As she said, Tanks (Tankoubon) are the volume releases of a series by the publisher. The volume releases are usually a much higher quality and need way less editing work.
Here's an example of a tankoubon scan:

The Magazines that we use are printed weekly, and look similar to this:
The quality of the paper and ink used are drastically lower than that of the tankoubon, they use newsprint (low quality paper) to be cost effective.
Because of this there's usually a lot of defects with the page, here's an example of a magazine raw with "defects":
We call that dirt, we use filters such as topaz denoise to attempt to remove it.