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    Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    I understand from other post that, other than using IR goggles, these envelopes are likely too difficult to reload with film.

    Has anyone here tried using paper negatives, as reloads, which can be loaded under a regular safelight?

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    Re: Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    Paper is thicker than film and lies less flat. So difficulty exponentially. Then even if you somehow got the paper in there, would the extra thickeness even allow
    the sleeve to be inserted and removed from the holder?

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    Re: Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    My thought is any paper that can fit into a regular sheet film holder, should be loadable.

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    Re: Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    i'd sacrifice a ready load packet and see if a sheet of rc paper will fit in there.
    it mgiht work, rc is more rigid and less thick than its FB cousin.
    you will have to have the plastic tongue to attach to the paper so you don't
    pull it all the way out of the sleeve. it might be easier to do with a polaroid #500 holder
    which is probably the same size ( almost ) as a ready load holder. you wouldn't have to
    worry about losing the paper when it is pulled out .. just fold/roll it a little bit at the top
    to obstruct it like the pod obstructs it with polaroid film.
    seems like it would be easier just to put paper in a sheet holder now that i wrote all that out.


    have fun !

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    Re: Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    Thanks; yes, a film holder is ideal, however, an envelope is lighter and thinner.

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    Re: Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    About a stop for the 545, a packet size strip of paper, held by double stick may work, or, testing with the Polaroid holder, in the darkroom, a pen mark on the envelope.

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    Re: Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    yeah, it is thinner ...
    if you slice one open and reseal it,
    don't forget the tape might jam up the mechanism
    or peel off when pulling the sleeve in and out ..
    and glue might seep and catch on your paper

    Quote Originally Posted by eli View Post
    About a stop for the 545, a packet size strip of paper, held by double stick may work, or, testing with the Polaroid holder, in the darkroom, a pen mark on the envelope.
    yeah, but from personal experience it is extremely easy to pull past the "stop" at least in a #500 holder
    ( cheaper and thinner than a 545 which was poorly made in comparison )
    a pencil mark might be good .. but tension as you pull was always my tell at least ..

    good luck with your experiments !

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