Re: GAYLORD was STORAGE OF 17X22 INKPRESS NEGS?
FYI on the book covers:
You can buy them in rolls, too....not just individually...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Seigel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2009 5:36 PM
Subject: RE: GAYLORD was STORAGE OF 17X22 INKPRESS NEGS?
On Wed, 18 Feb 2009, BOB KISS wrote:
Bob, for all I know, Gaylord could have changed their entire catalog,
system, design, the days in the week and the metric system while my back
was turned -- but I'll describe the cover that came to hand in my
studio -- and wonder if the problem isn't in their description:
Please note that my negs (as shown in the subject box) are 17X22
inches and the largest version of 2914CP is 16 inches wide. Won't do the
job. Any other suggestions at Gaylord???
The cover I pulled from the top of the pile (and pretty much my standard)
is MARKED as follows: "Heavy Duty Adjustable Book Jacket Cover," with
some undeciphered instructions for folding into a book jacket. That's
Gaylord # 3012, and is marked "For Books 10 1/2 " to 12" high."
HOWEVER, the clear transparent top sheet is 13-1/4 inch deep and 19-1/2 "
wide, meaning that a negative placed face down on it has the emulsion side
covered for those dimensions. The back or bottom, opaque, sheet is the
seme length, but only 9-3/4 " deep... I have no idea why, or how you
fold it to actually cover a book, but the operative part, the 13-1/4 by
19-1/2 dimension is plenty big enough for most of my negs, which are
rarely more than 16 by 20.
I do have some larger, but didn't right now lay hands on them (I'll look
ASAP) -- but my main point here is that the dimensions in their catalog
are for book sizes, where I assume some FOLDING is involved.... so the big
cover sheet of their 2941 CP may in fact have a much wider top sheet.
As noted, the bottom opaque sheet (probably not part of the jacket?) is
the same in the long dimension, but shorter in the shorter dimension --
which doesn't matter because, (1) you can still tuck the negative into
that "folder" and (2) pick the sandwich up without getting finger prints
on it and (3) arrange the stack alphabetically (or numerically, according
to your system) for easy access, and (4) slip one (or more out) without
fear of scratching, even (5) leave out on the counter, table, light box,
bed, or wherever (even re-title and re-file) without fear of damage. In
fact the thought of stacking negatives large OR small, with nothing
between them gives me the chills -- even though a printed scratch in a gum
print is no big deal to spot. A scratch on a neg for pt-pd, is probably
the end of civilisation...
So you might check with Gaylord about the actual acreage covered by that
item before folding...
Or that's what I think of now...