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Re: filmscanners: Film base deterioration (was Digital Shortcomings)



And the heat is the issue in the case of the Betteman archive.  As I
understood the article, the storage in NYC wasn't very well conditioned.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Entlich" <artistic@ampsc.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 1:50 AM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Film base deterioration (was Digital
Shortcomings)


> Well, two comments,
>
> 1) film on polyester base probably is the best archival storage
>
> 2) Even film on cellulose acetate will keep itself together if properly
> stored.  The biggest danger is caused by overheated conditions.  Film
> should never be stored in 90 plus degrees F, as often occurs in
> apartments in cities in temperate zones during the summer.  Keep it
> cool, keep the humidity below 50% and constant, and your film will think
> it was at the spa, in fact, it might come out looking and feeling
> younger than when it went in ;-)
>
> Art
>
> Robert Kehl wrote:
>
> > Yeah Tony,
> >
> >
> >
> >  that was news to me, too.
> >
> >
> >
> >  I was under the misassumption that film was the best archival medium
> > around.  Perhaps CD's or other backed up digital storage is best, if for
> > no other reason than you can copy it forward without any loss
> > before your digital media's (CD, tape, etc) archival life expires.
> >
>
>




 




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