8mm film archiving pages/envelopes?

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    I'm building up quite a few strips of 8mm film in my reversal processing tests. At the moment I'm using 35mm Kenro paper film pages to archive them. One strip sitting loose in each slot. Does anyone know another way, please?
     
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    take the 35mm sleeves--plastic kind and get a device for food sealing known as the "euro sealer"---for heat sealing of opened chip bags. these can be used to weld the plastic on the 35mm sleeves in half--I use this method for 16mm film strips from the minolta 16. You can make smaller or larger slots as you please. Making straight lines is a challenge--you have to set up some kind of sliding ruler to do it. DIY--"on the cheep" "smart cookie" you'll get chicks.

    hey--I just thought--USE STAPLES to put in dividing barriers. Easier and everyone has a stapler. Quick and dirty.
     
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    Though soft-PVC is not the best material for archival use.
     
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    Thanks johnielvis,
    – that sounds easier than the soldering iron technique in that video.
     
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    Are they PVC? I thought the ones in the video were acetate. Kenro say that they are acid and chlorine free.

    I've always used the glassine sleeves in the past.
     
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    Fotoimpex states they are from PVC.
    I don't know af acetate sleeves. I know of sleeves made from PVC, PET, glassy paper.

    That "acid and chlorine free" refers to paper sleeves I assume.

    The time that there was quite a choice of materials and makes has gone though.
     
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    'An economical and practical method of storing negatives and contact-proof pages, the KNF08 35mm Translucent Storage Pages are available in Translucent Paper, and Transparent Print-Through Acetate - Free from Acid, Chlorine and suitable for long-term negative storage.'

    A bit ambivalent, I admit.
     
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    You got me... Yes I remember now, there were clear sleeves glued like those paper ones but made from very thin plastic foil. Yes, they could have been from acetate.

    Seemingly it's me living at the end of the World...
     
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    AgX, I wasn't being deliberately clever. I thought the description of the 'acid free, chlorine free' could have applied to one, the other or both. :smile:

    Personally, I like the glassine sleeves but the ability to adapt the clear sleeves has advantages.
     
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    An alternative to makeing the necessary seams by welding as indicated in this thread would be by sewing, a idea I just came across on the net.