Re: Attaching film in holders
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- Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 12:39:56 -0400
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You could also use double stick tape. Leave a corner unstuck by
putting a scrap of paper folded over the corner to provide a handle
for removal. The tack of the tape can be reduced by sticking it first
to a piece of paper and pulling it off.
On 4/16/08, Michael Healy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm going to work with my hand-crafted 7x17 camera again after a hiatus of a couple of
> years. My holders are not so good to begin with, but I've had a real problem in the past
> with my film. I shoot with Kodak CGP film, which is exceedingly thin. In the AZ heat, and
> especially if the camera is tilted forward in the least, the film kind of leans forward. Then
> the holder snags on it and everything goes south from there.
> It's occurred to me that I might tack it lightly to the back of the holder just to keep it in
> place during the shoot. I'm thinking of using something like 3M Super 77 or some
> equivalent. I currently use this in silksreen printing, applying a light spray to the table
> before laying down a sheet of paper. It anchors the paper so it won't stick to the screen
> after I pull it. Works well in that application, but paper is thick and tough. The lightest
> possible application lasts long enough to hold several sheets of paper one after another,
> and each one peels readily away from the table after printing.
> Sooo, I'm thinking maybe I could do this when loading this film into the holder. Has
> anyone done this, or have thoughts on this or other spray adhesives? I'll have to try it in
> any case, with scrap film, just to see whether it does let go of a lighter, thinner material
> than 250 wt Stonehenge on a table.
> Mike Helay