Filing your negatives.

Camerashy

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How do you file your negatives, do you store them in glassine/clear file sleeves? Do you write on the negative, sleeve or both? What date/place/code do you use? Thank you in advance.
 

Ian Grant

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I use the clear Printfile sleeves, I write the date and location also the negative nubers on ech sheet. Theses are themn stored in ring binders in my darkroom, in two large Really Useful Boxes. Reality is I now need to start a third box :D

Ian
 

mpirie

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My negs are numbered consecutively and stored in glassine sheets. These are then stored in stacking 4-ring drawers so they're kept flat.The drawer units are in the darkroom so i can file and retrieve quickly. I don't write on the negs.

The numbers and all the shooting details are added to an Excel spreadsheet which is backed up in several different places.

Mike
 

thronobulax

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Filed in Printfile sleeves. Numbered using the pattern yyyymmdd-x-y where:

yyyymmdd - Date of shoot
x - Sequence number for days with multiple shoots - normally just '1'
y - Film holder ID number - helps to diagnose failing/leaking holders

This number is written on the clear edge of each sheet with permanent ink.

This, along with a spreadsheet printout of exposure information and notes is filed in Tyvek envelope.
 

Diz

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Secol sleeves with date and venue written. Stored in Adox clam ring binder.
Cheers
Diz
 

Stephen Batey

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My negatives are in Printfile sleeves, stored in a 4 ring binder. Nothing is written on negatives or sleeves. All negatives are scanned, and a contact sheet equivalent of each page printed to be filed with the negatives. This contains the negative numbers, running consecutively up from 0001 with the binder number (and type) as a prefix. e.g. LF010023 would be the 23rd negative in large format binder 01.

These contact strips can be viewed on my computer to enable reasonably fast access to a negative. Except that when the number of sheets exceeded 100...
 

Asha

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Negs are placed in individual glassine sleeves which have the location ( town) and date ( year) noted on them.
These in turn are stored in a cardboard 'file' type box.

Wether the negs are scanned or wet printed to produce a print, they are all scanned and filed on the computer hardrive with a suitable title, town and date ( year).
 
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