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    How do you hang your film

    Hello, I have a stupid question. I currently hang my film to dry after washing in using some wooden clothespins from one corner. The problem I am having is that the corner from which they are held, once the film is dry always has some crap under the pin. Sometimes it is on the image area and sometimes it is outside of it. Am I missing something or should I just learn to live with the dirty corner on my film?

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    Joaquin

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    Re: How do you hang your film

    I do the same, and am careful to just clip the edge, so that the clip mark does not intrude on the image area. It can be done.

    I also now use plastic clothespins, which seem to leave less junk. Good ones are hard to find, however.
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    Re: How do you hang your film

    Binder clips.
    They should make this a sticky since there's a new thread like this quite often.

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    Re: How do you hang your film

    Binder clips! Cool! Great idea!
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    Re: How do you hang your film

    I use dental X-ray film hanger clips which I bought off of Ebay. Here's a thread that will give you all kinds of great ideas. You'll find that there are many different product that will do the job.

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ing-sheet-film

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    Re: How do you hang your film

    I develop in hangers. I just did, last night, an experiment I've been meaning to try for ages. After Photo-Flo, I just hung my hangers up on the line, after draining and shaking them out well. The results were interesting. Carr hangers left some marks, however my Kodak hangers left none at all.

    The difference is that the sides of the Carr tracks are parallel, so it's easy to get the film stuck to one side or the other, and that did show. On the other hand the tracks on the Kodak hangers are V-shaped almost to the bottom, so that only the bottom mm or so can get stuck. As I said, ALL of my film in Kodak hangers came out perfectly.
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    Re: How do you hang your film

    If you have an Ikea or similar store nearby, try these:
    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/search/?query=+Curtain+hook

    Thats what i use.(Riktig)
    Last edited by mpirie; 11-May-2014 at 08:29. Reason: add info

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    Re: How do you hang your film

    One thing I like about the dental film hanger clips is that that are stainless steel.

    Roger

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    Re: How do you hang your film

    Quote Originally Posted by mdarnton View Post
    After Photo-Flo, I just hung my hangers up on the line, after draining and shaking them out well. ...
    Carr hangers left some marks, however my Kodak hangers left none at all.
    I do the same, and have for many years.

    Most of my hangers are Kodak. I've never had a problem.

    Sometimes the bottom-most corner sticks, but no damage.

    - Leigh
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