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Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on January 31, 2009, 03:03 PM:
I went to my local photo shop today to pick up a re-supply of Kodak 8mm and super 8mm splicing tapes, and found out that they are no longer being made! So where do I go from here? Do I have to go back to cement splicing, assuming I can still find a cement splicer and film cement, or are their alternative tape splicers for reg 8 and super 8 still available (with supplies of tapes of course)?
Posted by Geoff Rogers (Member # 1338) on January 31, 2009, 03:36 PM:
I recently bought some from here
The following is quoted on their eBay store:-
Kodak sold their presstape operation to another USA manufacturer so no new presstapes have the "Kodak" name but they are the same item and work exactly the same.
Posted by Joe Taffis (Member # 4) on January 31, 2009, 04:26 PM:
Paul, CIRO/GUILLOTINE super 8mm tape splicers work well, and fresh rolls of tape are available from a few sources online at reasonable prices. I've been using my two plastic versions since the 70s, and the splices hold up very well, and don't cover the main sound stripe. Also, although some have reported tapes coming apart when using cleaners/lubricants, i've had no problems. The only thing is, I get a better, straighter cut on the film ends to be spliced from the blades of my little HP super8/regular 8 splicer, than the Ciro/Guillotine blades....
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on January 31, 2009, 04:57 PM:
Paul, I believe Larry Urbanski took over the Kodak Presstape operation. He runs the 16mm site and also Urbanskifilm.com Check it out--you'll be able to get your tapes as long as you need them.
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