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    traveling with paper?

    hello gang,

    off to paris this week, and will be renting darkroom time when i'm there. since i have loads of paper i thought of taking it with me rather than buying more once i'm there.

    i know to not check film under the plane, but what about paper? sorry if this is a dumb question.

    thx,

    cath.

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    The checked baggage x-ray systems are guaranteed to fog film, and would almost certainly fog paper too. You'll need to take it in your carry-on bags.

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    Thx. I pray they won't ask to "look" inside!! Maybe I should just buy new paper once I'm there... just trying to use up my stash!

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    Catherine

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdial View Post
    The checked baggage x-ray systems are guaranteed to fog film, and would almost certainly fog paper too. You'll need to take it in your carry-on bags.
    You're not serious about that one. Paper has a speed of about 6 ASA... that would need an awfull long exposure to x-rays.

    I would worry a bit about major temperature changes.

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    Yes, paper is much slower than most film, but, they warn passengers not to place any photosensitive materials in the checked baggage. Seems easier to be safe than end up with a fogged package of paper. How about if you put a box of paper through a checked baggage x-ray on your next trip and let us know the result?



 

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