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Yanis Tzortzis
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 - posted April 02, 2007 05:27 AM      Profile for Yanis Tzortzis   Author's Homepage   Email Yanis Tzortzis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've got many 800 reels but few boxes;and, what's more, the plastic boxes available take more space and give weight to films,as I found out last month while moving house!
Any idea if-and where in the world!-card boxes are to be found?

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Chris Quinn
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Yes, there is indeed a shortage of boxes for 800ft reels, i am sure derann use to sell them some time ago. If i had the dimensions from an existing box then looking into having some made up would be easier. I think you would be looking at a £1/$2 a box though, so may not be feasible. You just need to measure the four panels across the box and then the depth, this is a guess for example only as i have no 800ft boxes for super 8..

12x260x12x260 across and 260x260x260x260 depth, you don't need to worry about the flaps. Thickness would be 400/500 microns? See example below.

If someone could post the correct dimensions and if possible minimum thickness i will try and find out.

Chris.

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Yanis Tzortzis
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That would be great Chris;I'm afraid I don't have any 800' boxes in Britain right now,so if anyone could help with the issue of dimensions please.
As for the price,I think £1 per box isn't expensive: Derann sell,if memory helps, 600' boxes for 50p and 1200' ones for £1.20,so that price is competitive-compared to plastic boxes!

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Jean-Marc Toussaint
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Dave Thomas, from time to time, has some flip-top 800ft boxes listed on his Ebay store. But I haven't seen these recently.
The original Elmo box for 800ft spools is 27.7 x 27.7 x 1.4 cm

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Yanis Tzortzis
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Thanks Jean-Marc,
will keep an eye; meanwhile it would be good to know how many people are interested in those boxes.

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Chris Quinn
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Yes that would help a lot if i could work out how much interest there is in having these boxes made up. I am already talking to a company who are getting back to me with a quote. If anyone is interested could you please post.

Chris.

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Yanis Tzortzis
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Chris,unfortunately I don't see much interest for the boxes after one week;but I'm definitely up for them-is it possible to start with a minimum number of orders?I'm sure that if production gets under way and people know,there will be an increase in interest.

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Mark Norton
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Classic Home Cinema sells his releases in nice thick lift off lid type cardboard boxes. I don't know if he sells the boxes on there own. With some of the nice box art on this forum at the moment it would be a good time to take advantage of them if they are available.

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Joe Caruso
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As many know, when it comes to boxes either original or makeshift, I'm the box-boy of film, though I have little need for 800', except for the shorts I have (Then I use Bonum 800' sets) - Personally, I want 600' white-hinged boxes, but have to see the 800' up close to know - If you think about CINEFEST next March, bring some there if there is enough interest - Shorty

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James N. Savage 3
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I bought some from THE REEL IMAGE in the U.S.A. (Steve Osborn). They are very high quality hinged white cardboard, and they are not expensive.

James.

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Yanis Tzortzis
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Mark and James, thanks for your replies, I'll email them!
Chris, still if those are doable in the UK,I'm interested;is there a minimum number of orders then to get it going?

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