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Osi Osgood
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 - posted May 25, 2016 12:55 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey folks ...

How's this for interesting?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EGIucdRFzg

I wonder as to how sucessful this could be. Also, what would the temperature need to be with the iron in order to do this sucessfully?

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted May 25, 2016 02:14 PM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The heat setting appeared to be about mid-way on the iron. Its previous storage conditions indicate it may have also caused shrinkage.

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted May 25, 2016 03:32 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have done it exactly the same way. I started with a low setting then worked to medium. It works! But I still can't put a crease in pants! [Eek!]

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Raleigh M. Christopher
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 - posted May 25, 2016 07:40 PM      Profile for Raleigh M. Christopher     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
So this can help smooth out a crease or creases in some film? What kind of fabric would you cover it with?

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Larry Arpin
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 - posted May 25, 2016 11:00 PM      Profile for Larry Arpin   Author's Homepage   Email Larry Arpin   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Raleigh-I have done this to a creased film but there needs to be more pressure than what he is doing.

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Allan Broadfield
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 - posted May 26, 2016 01:59 AM      Profile for Allan Broadfield   Author's Homepage   Email Allan Broadfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This looks like a good idea on the face of it but I wonder how long the effect would last.
In the labs we would put rolls of shrunken film into a cabinet that would steam the stock and redimension the film enough to print a dupe from it.
The effect was temporary and the duping process would need to be carried out pretty fast.
Whether the ironing process would last is anyone's guess.

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Dave Groves
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 - posted May 26, 2016 04:35 AM      Profile for Dave Groves   Email Dave Groves   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It almost looked like a vinegar syndrome print. Certainly more than just creased. A two hour film would take forever and somehow I doubt it would be more than a temporary fix.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted May 26, 2016 12:42 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey! Nice new picture, Passquale! [Smile]

I wondered about how long this would work as well. Perhaps, just for a viewing? It would seem like the long term effect would be that the film would eventually become brittle. I mean, each time a person would do this, the film would get dryer and dryer. Hmmm.

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Barbara Strohl
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I'm new to movie film but I have ironed negatives and video tape. It takes a lot of patience and care. If they are bad enough for me to be going to that trouble, they are being copied as soon as I am done.

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Osi Osgood
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Wow! I couldn't even imagine ironing videotape! It must be something done most delicately! [Eek!]

By the way ... good to here from more ladies! The film medium tends tro be dominated by guys, and it's always nice to hear from the fairer sex! [Smile]

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Joe Balitzki
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We have another Bond Girl! [Smile]

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Doug Thompson
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 - posted May 28, 2016 04:14 PM      Profile for Doug Thompson   Email Doug Thompson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Evidently, film ironing isn't a new concept. System 2 Technicolor subtractive color was two strips of film with the emulsion of each dyed and the bases cemented together. Scroll down to middle of THIS page to read about the heat problem and "ironing." I'm not sure why they put ironing in quotes.

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Michael De Angelis
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 - posted May 30, 2016 12:59 AM      Profile for Michael De Angelis   Email Michael De Angelis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
NEVER APPLY HEAT TO FILM.

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Andrew Woodcock
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Apart from that from a bulb! [Wink]

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David Hardy
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I hope that was a lint free cloth they were using as they could add some scratches to the print.

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Dave Groves
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Don't think I'm going to attempt this. I once put a shelf up and it lasted about an hour and fell down, so my track record for diy isn't good.

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