7x17 Shooters

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  1. Steve Sherman

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    Greetings,

    I have been in contact with Archival Methods regarding storage boxes measuring 8"x18" for both negative and contact print storage.

    See this link http://www.archivalmethods.com/Product.cfm?categoryid=29&Productid=122 if you have an interest.

    Minimum order is 100 boxes @ $28.80 per box plus shipping. Box is black metal edged and measures 1.5"H x 8"W x 18"L and has a drop front feature.

    I'll start by committing to 10 boxes and organizing the logistics of the purchase, let's see if there is enough interest out there.
     
  2. Ray Heath

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    g'day Steve

    tough that you have to order 100 minimum, makes it big money

    why not make your own?
     
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    Nice thought Ray, but where would you get the archival cardboard stock without some sort of similar minimum order? In general, who supplies such material? I have no idea.
     
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    The Hollinger boxes that John Bowen links to look good and affordable.

    If one wanted to make one's own, I'd look at a bookbinding supplier like http://talasonline.com
     
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    this book tells in plain english how to do it ...
     
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    Cool stuff guys. Thanks for the info. So Steve, I surmise that the Archival Methods order is off now?
     
  9. Steve Sherman

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    I would be more than satisfied with the company that John suggests, what are your thoughts Alex?

    Steve
     
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    Steve,

    You are most welcome.....

    In addition to the 7x17 boxes, I have also ordered 8x20 boxes from Hollinger. I do my 7x17 contacts on 8x20 paper.

    John (a die hard Yankees fan) :tongue:
     
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    For the negs, I've been getting by with using the empty film boxes (2 makes 3). For prints, though, haven't yet come up with good solution. I normally print on 10X20 watercolor paper with an alt process.
     
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    At one time Hollinger made a 17.5 inch L x 6 inch wide x 7.5 inch high box for 7x17 film. I have one full. They claim they switched to the 2 inch high version or flat storage because of customer demand. I much prefer storing the negatives on edge rather than flat. When full the 7.5 inch height size does get a little heavy. My guess is that customers using larger size film were the source of complaint. Maybe if enough 7x17 shooters asked they would go back. I don't know if we are a significant voice. I would doubt it.

    I have been told that the film box method of storage is not archival. At age 68 I am not sure that is a problem for me. It may matter more to people who have made plans for their negatives after the artist is gone.

    If we find a source for boxes that let us store the film on edge I am interested. The number of boxes will depend on how many sheets of film and interleaved archival paper they hold.

    John Powers.
     
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    I like the Hollinger boxes for negatives. I think there is too much difference in the size of paper upon which people print and boards upon which they mount to consider a standard size box. I do not permanently mount prnts which makes it much easier to store them in flat files and/or boxes.
     
  14. Steve Sherman

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    That's a shame! :tongue:

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