It had been stated be Gevaert people that the "wiek" transferred the emulsion to the paper. Well, this still would not exclude the meaning of `blade´...
But I never came across that term in this meaning. Yes, a windmill wing is called "wiek", and it is straight today, though twisted. But this designation rather originates from its aerodynamic behaviour like a wing, which is the original meaning of "wiek". I assume the meaning as wick has evolved due to the feather's shaft capillarity..
The main difference between a through and a tray is the relative height of its sides.
Last edited by AgX; 01-02-2010 at 12:36 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: feather's shaft capillarity