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    Numbering Contact Sheets

    Hi all,

    Is there a see-through sticker you can purchase to number contact sheets?
    I'm looking forward to contacting 1500 sheets and would like an easier method than Sharpie Pen...

    Thank you!

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    There are numbering machines.

    I have three: a rubber stamp with four wheels you turn by hand (for a 4 digit number)

    A Bates numbering machine that is all-mechanical and offers skip numbering, (so for example you can number the print and the negative sleeves the same number then it advances)

    And an electronic stamping Dymo Date/Time Stamper (no model number) that does similar numbering electronically by hammering a rubber stamp band (kind of like a daisy wheel printer but a band instead of a wheel).

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    Bill, rubber stamp with wheels! Completely forgot that those existed. That should work over the white stripe on the printfiles, I'll test that on some of the stuff that doesn't have the writable area. Thanks!

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    Avery makes transparent labels you can print in a laser (or inkjet?) printer. It is really easy to get word processing software to make up a document which just fills in each label with an incremented number.
    Matt

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    This probably doesn't apply to sheet film (if that's what you mean by "sheets") but one of the things I like to do with 35mm rolls, atleast for film/lens/ei/etc type info, is to write it all on one of the 37/38 frames with a sharpie and then contact the frames. This results in the written info being exposed to the contact sheet (negatively).
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    Matt, thanks, I guess I'll try that before the stamp!

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    I think Matt's idea is better than the stamp. Because the rubber stamp ink dries slowly it will probably smear on the PrintFile pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayne View Post
    This probably doesn't apply to sheet film (if that's what you mean by "sheets") but one of the things I like to do with 35mm rolls, atleast for film/lens/ei/etc type info, is to write it all on one of the 37/38 frames with a sharpie and then contact the frames. This results in the written info being exposed to the contact sheet (negatively).
    I use a sharpie to mark all formats. For sheet film, a fine-point sharpie in the rebate. It doesn't get much easier than using a Sharpie. Other alternatives may look neater, though. In the past I used a labeler and found it to be time-consuming and over time the labels peeled off.

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    Twin checks?
    Cheers,

    Jim.

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    Jim, are they translucent to print?

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