film holder label tape

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  1. Colin Graham

    Colin Graham Member

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    Does anyone know of a suitable replacement 'tape' for the label strip on film holders? I recently got some that someone for whatever reason has marked with permanent ink, and quite obnoxiously and illegibly at that. Any suggestions welcome and appreciated.
     
  2. Dave Parker

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    I use white first aid tape, you can get in a couple of different widths, write on it with pen or pencil and leaves no residue, I used to use it when I was into archery to mark my sight settings, works good for this type of stuff.

    Dave
     
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    Fill the rest in with black ink and then use those white pencils made for marking fabrics? You could start a fad :smile:

    Murray
     
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    That's a great idea Dave, many thanks.
    Murray, I was actually thinking about doing that, but thought I might mistake the black ink for a reversed slide and get confused!
     
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    Good idea Colin. In photography, as in life, it's good to follow the KISS principle - Keep It Simple Stupid :wink:

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    I definately resemble that statement...."Simple and Stupid!!!"

    LOL

    :D

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    I use what is known as "artist's tape." It's a smooth white tape available from Dick Blick and many other places. It lays flat, has good staying power, pulls off clean when I want to remove it and takes pencil markings and erasures as well as the original strip. I get the 1/2" variety and use it for many, many things around the studio. It will peel off of good paper without lifting the fiber.
     
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    I'll second the artist's tape. Available for much less at expendables shops.
     
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    Has anyone mentioned artist's tape? Great stuff. :wink:
     
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    I use 1/2 paper tape obtained from a grip electric company expendable supply. It is commonly used in the camera dept on motion picture sets. About $2 a roll. Probably cheaper than that if you found out where they get it. I don't know if it is the afore mentioned artist tape.

    The cool thing about it is that it comes in different colors, so I use different colors of tape for various film stocks. That way I can tell at a glance what a holder has loaded in it.
     
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    www.filmtools.com

    http://store.yahoo.com/cinemasupplies/percolprinkr.html

    I buy it by the case for work; it's great!
     
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    Holder Tape

    I use electrical tape. I buy the different colors then write on it what it is and the number, 1,2,3, ect. Each color for a different film. That way you can tell at a glance what you are grabbing.