From: Bromley, Kent
Registered: Nov 2010
posted May 26, 2016 01:59 AM
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.
From: Southend on Sea, Essex, UK
Registered: Feb 2015
posted May 26, 2016 04:35 AM
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.
posted May 26, 2016 12:42 PM
Hey! Nice new picture, Passquale!
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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From: Hamilton, NJ, USA
Registered: Jan 2016
posted May 26, 2016 11:35 PM
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.
posted May 28, 2016 04:14 PM
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.