[Fwd: FW: Film Storage]

Joan O'connor (calamityjoan@earthlink.net)
Tue, 4 May 1999 03:55:22 -0700 (PDT)

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Dear CW:
What's the verdict? Should 16mm films be stored vertically or
horizontally? See attachment.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Rogers, Jenica
Sent: Monday, May 03, 1999 1:50 PM
To: O'Connor, Joan
Cc: Angelo, Alice
Subject: FW: Film Storage


Vince gave me these two URLs about film storage, and both places suggest
that film should be stored flat, not vertical. For instance,

Films should always be wound evenly, and never too tightly, with the
emulsion side out. Metal film storage cans or plastic boxes should be
uniform in size, stored flat, and never stacked more than twelve inches
high. Never put paper or any other loose material in the film storage can or


Vertical storage of film cans (for short­term storage of films that are
shipped a lot) allows more air circulation and easy access. For longer
storage periods, you should utilize horizontal storage to reduce potential
film­distortion problems.

Maybe you want to check these sources against your own before you move the
films in storage? It might save you some effort if you find out that they
need to be left flat.