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    How do you store negs that you print often?

    Just looking for some recommendations. I have a few cherished negatives that I print often. My normal storage procedure is to store them in print file sleeves in 3-ring binders with the negatives, but I'm not sure I like the idea of sliding the negatives in and out of the sleeves many times.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks.

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    Brian - get yourself some fold-lock/fold flap sleeves. They are available from Archival Methods and Print File. No sliding.

    If you get the Archival Methods ones, there are two types (same design) - Polyester and Polypropylene. My understanding is from an "archival" perspective they are equivalent. But the Polyester ones are heavier and much stiffer so I prefer those. They are more expensive than the Polypropylene versions but worth it I think.
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    Yup.

    Also these:

    http://www.printfile.com/foldflap-120-film.aspx

    There used to be frosted mylar (polyester) sleeves but I don't remember who made them.

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    That's what I use too for all my negatives, not just the frequently printed ones. The only issue I have is it's a bit harder to get all the individual sleeves aligned for making contact sheets. Not so bad for black and white, but color without a safelight is a bit hard.

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    There are sleeves in full pages like this that you could contact easier it seems. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...Top+Nav-Search=

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    I find the PrintFile pages just fine and have never had a scratch from sliding the negatives in and out. That said, I shoot sheet film and the sliding in and out process is a bit easier than for longer strips of roll film.

    For negatives that I need a lot of prints from, I typically make five or even more during one printing session. I store these unmounted and mount them up as needed for customers. Maybe you could do that and reduce the number of times you need to remove a negative from its sleeve for printing.

    Best,

    Doremus

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    I keep all my 4x5s in printfile pages along with the contact print with all info on the back of the print, in a three ring binder..
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