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    Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    I picked up some used Fidelity film holders and they are in great shape and I have verified they function perfectly.

    But, the labels on the holders are a mess....

    Any ideas on best way to replace the labels on the holders? I am unsure about the best type of label to use, glue, etc.

    Thanks in advance for your ideas and thoughts.

    Larry

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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    Whiteout is quick and easy if the stuff is still available.

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    Artist tape


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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    Have you tried cleaning up the labels with an ink eraser?

    FWIW, I number my holders and use a notebook to record the info.
    Those narrow white labels don't allow that much info anyway.
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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    That is a great idea Gary. I don't have any whiteout but I am going to check the store next time I go. Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Beasley View Post
    Whiteout is quick and easy if the stuff is still available.

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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    I had not thought about that one... Good idea!

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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    Hi John, the labels on the holders look like they have been written on many times with permanent markers, etc. My goal is to either clean them or replace the labels so that I can number them and do just as you say which is record the info in my separate notebook. There have been several good ideas here so far and I am going to try all of them and find the one that works the best.

    Thanks again.


    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    Have you tried cleaning up the labels with an ink eraser?

    FWIW, I number my holders and use a notebook to record the info.
    Those narrow white labels don't allow that much info anyway.

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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    It has been over ten years since I got my stash of 4x5 holders. I believe I used Acetone to clean the label area. Be careful Acetone will melt the black plastic. I actually used the Acetone to smooth some of the old beat-up film holders so they slide in and out easier. If you wipe it carefully it will smooth out the plastic. Of course it will destroy the film holder also, if not careful.

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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    PEC film cleaner might also work, but maybe not if the writing is very old.
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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    Fingernail polish remover (acetone) and a cotton swab works for me most of the time. If the marks are pencil, try a white eraser first.

    If the ink is so stubborn that the acetone won't do the job, get yourself some white, self-adhesive labels and cut them to size and apply them over the markings.

    Best,

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