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Thread: LF Neg Storage

  1. #1

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    Jun 2000

    LF Neg Storage

    I would like some opinions on the best way to store LF negs, 4x5 and 8x10. What do you use for sleeves and how do you store them. I have finished rebuilding m y darkroom and am beginning the process of editing, filing and storing negs, hop efully a bit better than my previous methods.

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    LF Neg Storage

    James, I use archival sleeves and hang them in a file cabinet

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    LF Neg Storage

    Any particular sleeves, Bill?


  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2001

    LF Neg Storage

    My 4x5 negs are individually sleeved in mylar sleeving, in paper sleeving. This permits me to individually label negs, and only pull the negs I need. Thes are stored in metal drawers (that seem to be) designed for 4x5 negs - about 2000 per drawer.

    My 8x10 I have in heavy plastic view-all neg sleeving, inside box- binders, so I can label each negaive individually.


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    LF Neg Storage


    4x5 negatives and chromes go into individaul mylar sleeves then into a Print File hanging page, which holds 4 4x5's. 8x10's are stored directly in the Print File pages as the mylar sleeve wont fit inside the page. Both pages are then hung inside a file cabinet. All items can be purcased from


  6. #6

    LF Neg Storage

    I use "cheap" glassine archival envelopes, and then store them in "cheap" archival boxes.

    This is a nice affordable way to keep your negs in archival condition.



  7. #7

    Join Date
    Mar 1998

    LF Neg Storage

    Try the Prinf File Style # 45-4HB POL pages. They are designed to work as either hanging files or in a notebook and the pockets are of sufficient width to let you keep each film film in its own mylar sleeve.

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    LF Neg Storage


    I am with Ellis on this:

    Each 4x5 neg in a Kleer-Vue sleeve and then the whole assembly into a Print File Pol page, onto a bar and into a suspension file drawer.

    Printfile 8x10 page for the big fellas, also.

    Walter Glover

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