16mm Film Storage

#1 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:19 pm

Besides the traditional cans,is there other options for storing 16mm reels of film? Does anyone sell boxes similar to what is available in Super-8 for storage? Thanks everyone!



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RE: 16mm Film Storage

#2 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:26 pm

Most of my features have come in boxes, only the shorts are in cans. The other method to store them would be fibre cases which are still available in the UK.



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RE: 16mm Film Storage

#3 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:31 pm

Doug,
Have you already checked with Steve Osborne at The Reel Image?


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RE: 16mm Film Storage

#4 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:35 pm

Robert:
I'll look into the fibre cases since the footage needs to breathe a bit to reduce vinegar syndrome.
Tim:
Good point as Steve might be a source for boxes in 16mm as he is in 8mm.Thank you both for the suggestions.



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RE: 16mm Film Storage

#5 by Clyde Miles , Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:02 pm

robert, where can these fibre cases be got?


 
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RE: 16mm Film Storage

#6 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:55 pm

From Philip Rigby, you will have to Google him. They make the Premier brand of splicers and rewinders. They also do their own version of Perf-fix machines for repairing 16 and 35mm film.



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RE: 16mm Film Storage

#7 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:35 am

Over the years I find the card boxes are just as good as cans, they won't cause your films to sweat. Cans of the metal variety, I've used
pliers on the lower half to put a twist in the rim to let it breathe, likewise with plastic, a small hole bored to allow air in and vapours out. Fibre is great because air can freely enter and exit. The only problem I have with Phil Rigby is his prices.



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RE: 16mm Film Storage

#8 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:51 am

I noticed one or two of my 400ft cans have a small hole, this was put in at the time of manufacture.



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RE: 16mm Film Storage

#9 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:11 am

You need to remember that card boxes can "dry-out" prints over time. Just saying.


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RE: 16mm Film Storage

#10 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:44 pm

That's a very good point David, but if the print has had a lubrication, or maybe a loose polythene bag placed over it
might prevent it from drying too much, but accept that can be a problem.



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RE: 16mm Film Storage

#11 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:15 pm

Yes Hugh a loose bag is the best as it still allows the film to breathe.


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