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    Archival storage for 3x4" negatives

    Right now I've just got a stack of 3x4" negatives and am looking on suggestions on how to store these suckers since there aren't any negfile sheets that come in 3x4" that I can find. I thought about using the 4x5" sheets, but am afraid that if I trip while carrying the notebook then they'll all fly out! This may still be the best mix of organization and cost/value.

    Any thoughts? What do you other 3x4 shooter use?
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    Jeremy,

    Take a look at the print file pages for the 3.5 by 5 in prints, they work real good for the 3x4 sized negatives.

    www.printfile.com

    I have about 30 pages of these with this size neg in them and they work out quite nice.

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    Hmmmmmm..maybe trim em up and use regular 120 pages....Nooooooooooooooo!!!! That's not a good idea...I like Dave's idea with the 3x4 size.

    May be the same size the sporting card guys use, or something to hold a CDV would work too.
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    Printfile makes a page for holding six Polaroid 669 negatives. Since these are very close to 3x4 size, it may work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregdavis
    Printfile makes a page for holding six Polaroid 669 negatives. Since these are very close to 3x4 size, it may work well.

    -Greg
    Can someone give me the exact dimensions of a Polaroid 669 negative? I will also email printfile and ask for the exact inner dimensions of this page. My other thought was to go with the 3.5x5" print holder pages and then use a staple to shorten the long dimension a little bit. But if I can get 6 to a page....
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    I found these from light impressions:

    http://www.lightimpressionsdirect.co...D=PHOTOGUARDPG

    which will hold 6x 3.25 x 4.25" negs/prints on one sheet. They are an extra $1.50 over the price of the print file pages, but this way I don't have to worry about having pages the wrong size/ill-fitting.
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    Good eye Jeremy, I looked at the same page but did not see the 3.25 x 4.25...just the 3.5x3.25...
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    I specifically went with these:
    http://www.lightimpressionsdirect.co...d=7717&x=0&y=0

    They will still have a little bit of wiggle room, but a piece of archival tape across each flap will take care of them falling out. Also picked up 50 11x14 poly bags to put my 11x14 matted prints in--let me know if you want any, Mike and I'll pass a stack along at our next meeting.
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    That might work out, would you be interested in some 16x20 poly bags? I picked some up a couple of years ago, would be willing to trade you for some of the 11x14's if you are interested. Got the 16x20's because I could just fold them over for 11x14, back when I was thinking I was going to print BIG!


    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Moore
    I specifically went with these:
    http://www.lightimpressionsdirect.co...d=7717&x=0&y=0

    They will still have a little bit of wiggle room, but a piece of archival tape across each flap will take care of them falling out. Also picked up 50 11x14 poly bags to put my 11x14 matted prints in--let me know if you want any, Mike and I'll pass a stack along at our next meeting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photomc
    That might work out, would you be interested in some 16x20 poly bags? I picked some up a couple of years ago, would be willing to trade you for some of the 11x14's if you are interested. Got the 16x20's because I could just fold them over for 11x14, back when I was thinking I was going to print BIG!
    Sure! I'll even in toss in some 5x7 fold-lock poly holders which I won't be using to even out the sq. in. difference
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