archiving, digital vs. film

Started Oct 3, 2003 | Discussions thread
MennoB Contributing Member • Posts: 984
Re: archiving, digital vs. film

Now you said that if I store my negatives in a shoebox in the
basement they will be no good in a short period of time. Why is
this and what can I do to prevent it from happening?

Moist is a film's biggest enemy. Much worse than warmth. Where I live basements are usually cold and damp.

As a side note, I once read that some (cheap) negative sleeves can do lots of harm to your film. Paper sleeves are said to better than plastic ones, as the "weak makers" (sorry, dont know the english term for it) in the plastic ones tend to come loose after a while, damaging your negs and/or slides.

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