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    6x7 slide storage

    This is my first post so I hope this is the best place to ask. Up until recently 90% of my work was just printed and the film/slides filed away. Usually I sent my film out for processing. More recently due to all the shops here closing I have started to process and print my own film. A lot of the work is off a film recorder and I would like to file the film in a way I can find it in a hurry. As of right now I have a bunch of loose pieces of film like this



    How are most of you storing 6x7s? What are you using to cut and mount them if you are? I searched around but a lot of the info and posts linked to sites that have since closed. Seems to be a theme with film. Anyways thank you in advance and I hope this is the correct place.

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    Printfile negative sleeves is the way I do it. Just mark the sleeves with the info that you need, and into a ring binder.
    “Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.” - Lao Tzu

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    There are different kinds of pages. The ClearFile Archival Elite type 17E are nice and thick and will hold a full 120 roll of sleeved film.... all 10 shots..

    I just cut 'em with scissors into strips of 2 or 3 and leave 'em unmounted.

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    Thanks for the replies. RE clear slide pages are there any specific to 6x7? Even B&H Calumet and such just sent you pages designed for baseball cards. If none are specific I can buy archival trading card pages in town for 1/4 the price.

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    I only use the 6x7 style pages for temporary storage/sorting. For final storage, I use the Print File 45-4B (4-up top loading pages with 4x5 sleeves) since the 6x7 film mounts I typically use have an exterior dimension of 4x5. Since I often have dupes of the same image, I don't put everything in mounts, either. Instead, I generate just a label to go with a particular frame and put that in the sleeve with film, and if the image is submitted for publication, then I'll put it in a mount, attach the label. When the image is returned from the publisher, it goes into the 4x5 slot in the mount.

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    What 4x5 mounts are you using for long term storage?

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    We've used a variety over the years. Our preferred brand at the moment are the Foldmats™ with ReTac™ low-tac adhesive for a temporary bond (http://www.printfile.com/index.asp?P...ROD&ProdID=502).
    I leave the snipped film sleeved, drop them onto the Foldmat™, fold and seal it, attach the bar-coded caption and tracking label and put it into the page sleeve.



 

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