Film drying clip recommend please

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    Hi, I'm looking for cheap film drying clip that don't leave any mark on film. Can anyone post a link? Thanks
     
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    I have metal clips with teeth that just goes into the sprocket holes, though I have no idea about the manufacturer since I bought them second hand, been trying to search on google without success.
     
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    I use either buldog paper clips or wooden clothes pegs, they never leave a mark on either my film or paper
    Richard
     
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    I use wooden clothes pins, the spring-loaded kind. No marks on the film, but I attached them to the unexposed film ends, not to the actual exposed frames.
     
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    I use wooden clothes pins and metal binder clips. For 35mm and 120 I"m always clipping it to part of the leader that gets cut off anyways. If you are looking for non marking for large format negatives, I'm not too sure.
     
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    wooden clothes pins
    usually from the dollar store.
     
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    I used to use wooden cloths pins but they left sawdust/wood fiber debris... So I use the Paterson clips now for 35mm and 120/70mm and though they pierce the leader, that's cut off anyway, they don't leave streaks or drip water, are weighted, I'm a convert :smile: give them a try


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    Patterson. They have little pins that pierce the film. Great for sheet film as they can hold the film securely by a corner without getting into the image area.

    I find clothespins let the film slip.
     
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    Flipped clothes pins. I also have a plastic clothes drying rack that is basically a rectangular grid with 20 something rotating clothes pins attached to it, I clip my film there and wooden pins on the bottom for weight.
     
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    These dollar store finds work great for me:
     

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    Whoa!!!! That's great!


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    You'll never guess what I saw this weekend at the "Vermont Country Store" on my mini weekend vacation this weekend!!! For only $5!!

    Doubt I would have noticed this if I hadn't seen your picture Matt, so thanks!

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    You are welcome.

    Be sure that they grip firmly (I had one that didn't).

    They are actually heavy enough to work for the bottom as well.
     
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    yea I'm not sure they are the same as yours, as they don't have a cheap feel at all and the springs are really really strong/tight, so I was very excited to find them, I think i'll still use the Paterson if I only have 1-2 strips of 120 as I really like the weight and how the film dries nicely with no worry of a drop of water sliding down from the pins... but if I have a lot I'll use these, they seem perfect for 35mm though. Thanks again.
     
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