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    Mylar Sleeves for 4x5-Inch and 8x10-Inch Sheet Film

    Decades ago I mail-ordered a quantity of matte finish Mylar sleeves for storing my black & white 4x5-inch and 8x10-inch sheet film negatives, placing these sleeves in archival envelopes. My supply of such Mylar sleeves (open on three sides) has been exhausted and I'd like to order more, but I've been unable to find a supplier. Can anyone recommend an online/mail-order source?

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    Re: Mylar Sleeves for 4x5-Inch and 8x10-Inch Sheet Film

    Thanks for the links. I found Polypropylene and Polyester (mostly clear) sleeves at those websites, not the frosted Mylar sleeves for which I'm looking. Mylar, of the kind used for drafting with technical pens (the Rapidograph name comes to mind), is in my experience far superior to clear plastic sleeves for sheet film storage.

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    Re: Mylar Sleeves for 4x5-Inch and 8x10-Inch Sheet Film

    I believe that Mylar is a brand name for polyester. I too much prefer polyester to polypropylene.

    Yep, see this— https://www.grafixplastics.com/grafi...t/mylar_types/

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    Re: Mylar Sleeves for 4x5-Inch and 8x10-Inch Sheet Film

    This is my usual source for such things, but no frosted mylar/polyester. They have both one side and two sides (L) sealed.

    http://www.conservationresources.com...ction12_03.htm
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    Re: Mylar Sleeves for 4x5-Inch and 8x10-Inch Sheet Film

    Sorry, I missed/ignored that you are looking for frosted sleeves. The polyester ones I see are all clear, only polypropylene are frosted.

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