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Re: filmscanners: X-ray scanners/etc

I'm going to guess the original warning was to not send exposed or
unexposed; not processed or unprocessed.


----- Original Message -----
From: "JackG" <jackg@poboxes.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: X-ray scanners/etc

> Hi Hersch,
> Well this whole conversation has been interesting, it does sound like you
> are damned if you do and dammed if you don't. Maybe when things become
> standardized, there will be an answer to how to transport our film. I
> don't understand how processed film could be damaged. I just called my
> professional lab and they said the notice to not send processed or
> unprocessed film through the US mail came from the post office itself.
> John in OKC
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hersch Nitikman" <hersch@silcom.com>
> To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 2:05 PM
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: X-ray scanners/etc
> | No, the lead lined bags are not good enough any longer for checked
> luggage.
> | Many airports (and they won't say which) are now equipped with much more
> | powerful X-Rays than they used to use. They WILL damage film, especially
> | high speed film. The only safe way to take unprocessed film by air is in
> | personal carry-on bags, where they will be hand inspected. If you can,
> | depending on your schedules, you are probably safest with locally
> purchased
> | and processed film, if staying a few days in or near a major urban
> | The processing is probably no more unreliable than what you have at
> | "Perfection eludes us".  <G>
> | Hersch
> |
> | At 10:15 AM 11/21/2001, you wrote:
> | >Jack,

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