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    Storing Processed Negs in Film Boxes

    Hi,

    I've seen some photographers who store their ulf processed negs in old film boxes. I'm guessing the cardboard they're made from isn't acid free, but in addition, will having negatives in contact w one another cause further problems? Thanks

    GB

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    Re: Storing Processed Negs in Film Boxes

    My negatives are filed in individual sleeves; actually not sleeves because the Mylar is open on 3 sides enabling the negative to be laid in, not slid in.
    SOme may end up in film boxes, but I try to keep them all in archival boxes. They aren't expensive and may save a valued negative.

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    Re: Storing Processed Negs in Film Boxes

    At one point Ilford did a survey about this with a view, I think, to having the boxes archival.
    Bill
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    Re: Storing Processed Negs in Film Boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by cowanw View Post
    At one point Ilford did a survey about this with a view, I think, to having the boxes archival.
    Do you know if they ended-up deciding to make their boxes archival?

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    Re: Storing Processed Negs in Film Boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by MultiFormat Shooter View Post
    Do you know if they ended-up deciding to make their boxes archival?
    No, never heard a word about it since.
    Bill
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    Re: Storing Processed Negs in Film Boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by cowanw View Post
    No, never heard a word about it since.
    Thanks.

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