Correct on both points.
Originally Posted by snaggs
Earlier this year the lab I worked at had to replace their existing mounter as supplies of mounts to fit it had ended. It used two part mounts which relied on very precise fit to give a good seal and the tools used in making them wear out and need regular replacement or you lose that precision. That was just too expensive and no longer made economic sense for them to continue making them so we had to switch to GePe which aren't as nice but come ready assembled and don't need such accurate moulding.
As for mounting by hand, ok if it's just the odd film but any quantity ...... :blink:
In sydney both myself (The Lighthouse lab) and Vision Image Lab have stopped doing it. Vision Image lab stopped because their machine broke and it cant be repaired. I stopped because I was tired of mounting. I can mount but I wont mount, I feel people need to learn the art of the edit.
I've always preferred to mount my own slides, I always only mount the "keepers" and bin the rest, I try to be selective I've been shooting slides for more than fifty years, photography is essentially a selective medium, and I don't want to have a houseful of crap slides.