How do I best store 16mm reels?

#1 by Eivind Mork , Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:06 am

I was just wondering how you store your 16mm reels. Du they stand upright, or are they lying down flat?

I store my lying flat, but I am wondering how many reels are safe to put on top of each other, At the moment I have no more than 5-6 reels stacked up, being afraid that the weight will be too much and damage some of the bottom reels.



 
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RE: How do I best store 16mm reels?

#2 by Mats Abelli , Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:12 am

I store my 16 and 35 mm prints lying down. In cans I store up to 10-12 reels on top of each other. Without cans or in boxes, 6-8 reels.


 
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RE: How do I best store 16mm reels?

#3 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:48 am

If they are in proper film cans I store my ones flat 10 - 12 high. If in card or fibre boxes upright.



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RE: How do I best store 16mm reels?

#4 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:05 pm

That's a subject that concerns me; I had mine stored upright, then I read they should be stored flat. But I couldn't find any information as to how many reels it is safe to stack on one another. Most of mine come in cardboard boxes. I did have some films stacked upright for 8 years with no ill effects.



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RE: How do I best store 16mm reels?

#5 by Vidar Olavesen , Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:08 pm

It's worst for 35mm I believe. The reel would start to jump up and down due to not being circular anymore. I have my 16mm flat now, but Super 8 is upright


 
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RE: How do I best store 16mm reels?

#6 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:13 pm

I believe it's something to do with the weight at the bottom if stored upright, maybe over time it could stretch?, best to keep them flat, but they do take up a lot of room, always stored my Super 8s upright. No one ever said how we should store them. They were always upright when you saw them in the shops.



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RE: How do I best store 16mm reels?

#7 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:58 pm

On the 16mm titles, the fibre cases on the bottom, as are cans that are single, the 35mm cans that accommodate 2 spools, tend
to be placed on top, along with card cases to prevent damage from crushing, the shelves allow for about 7 titles to be stacked.
Super 8s on larger spools I store flat too, features on 800' stored according to space, 400s stored vertical mainly, but some are flat as space allows. I wonder if the "Bunching" problem we discussed, has anything to do with vertical storage of 16mm?



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RE: How do I best store 16mm reels?

#8 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:39 pm

A lot of mine are in cardboard boxes, with 2 or 3 spools in one box. How many boxes would you think it safe to stack?



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RE: How do I best store 16mm reels?

#9 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:11 pm

There's a loaded question Robert, I don't like to stack endlessly, the pressure must be enormous for the lower boxes, I ended up
building my own shelves from very stout angle iron and wooden shelves, I can put about half a dozen features in between shelves, as
I don't like too many crammed in, it can be a pain if too many are piled up, the one you want to watch is invariably on the bottom.



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RE: How do I best store 16mm reels?

#10 by Eivind Mork , Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:54 am

Thanks for all the replies. I really appreciate it. I need more shelves, and now I have an idea of how to organize it.



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RE: How do I best store 16mm reels?

#11 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:22 am

Hugh I know what you mean about the film you want to see at that moment being at the bottom
of the stack. hahahahaha !!!! Sods Law.


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