Need so send some film Priority Mail: Does USPS XRAY Packages?

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  1. Jim Moore

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    I need to ship some film (400TMAX) to my daughter via USPS Priority Mail. I can't use FedX or UPS because it needs to go to a P.O. Box.

    I am concerned about it getting fogged by Xray. Should I be?

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
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    Nope! Not unless she is pushing it to 3200. As far as I know they dont xray every package, my guess is only suspicious packages are being xrayed now.
     
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    Thanks Brian!

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    Whenever I get a shipment of film from J&C, it's delivered by USPS Priority. They have a large label that states that the contents is photographic film, do not X-Ray. Not sure if that really means anything to the post office though...
     
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    Jim, I've received several shipments of film through USPS with no problems. Just mark as photographic film-do not x-ray.

    No gaurentees of course - but no problems encountered so far.
     
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    Thanks Guys!

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    USPS has always worked and had no trouble. Mark no X-ray or something. And don't forget cookies. Every child likes to get cookies in the mail. Oh yeah, and money too.
     
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    She took the cookies and money with her, but forgot to take the film :tongue: