Quote Originally Posted by BardParker View Post
Maybe this is just me, but I have shot about 10 rolls of Arista.EDU Ultra film in 120 over the past few months. Every time I try to remove the gummed tape securing the paper backing to the roll, in order to load the film, it partially tears the black paper backing. This then leaves shreds of tiny black paper in my Mamiya 7 and Pentax 645N as the film is rolled onto the takeup spool. I have to be careful when loading and unloading to clean all this junk out. This doesn't seem to happen with other films: Kodak, Fuji, Ilford. Am I doing something wrong, or have other APUG members noticed these rolls are hard to open?


I see the same thing. And, when the roll is done the tape is useless to secure the finished roll. It doesn't stick. I use a rubber band to keep the roll wrapped tight, and then put it in a black plastid can for safe keeping until ready to develop, so it doesn't get light leaks.

It seems like nice film, though. But, I do make an effort to keep it rolled up tight while handling it so I don't get light leaks.