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Posted by Mike Brantley (Member # 6275) on October 26, 2019, 03:55 PM:
Any problem placing metal reels into archival plastic cans? I'm slowly acquiring new archival plastic reels/vans with the vent holes, but it's not an inexpensive project. I already have some films on metal reels that are in good shape. Thanks.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on October 27, 2019, 04:27 AM:
The only archival cans that I have seen are for storage on cores, this is to allow air to circulate all round the film.
It is not possible to close down the lid properly if a spool is used, and may also also cause cinching if many cans are stacked on top of one another.

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