Quote Originally Posted by jgcull View Post
I use plastic, but find the very tight curl sometimes makes it difficult for me to get on the reel. If I do as described, it goes on in a few seconds. I've found that way just works best for me.
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JG
Well, if it works for you, ok; but have been loading 120 and 220 film myself since the 1950s with no apparent "curl" problem. With plastic, the reels must be kept scrupulously clean--I use a bristle kitchen pot brush on a handle to scrub my plastic reels after use. I use Bon Ami Cleanser or Bar Keeper's Friend.
One thing, else. If you do a small clip off the corners of the film end which goes into the reel, it might keep you from having to reverse wind the film and carry it around.

John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA