Thanks. Actually I was referring to the outside end of the film. I did not
explain my question very well. I have not been attaching the end of the
film to the core. I am wondering about appropriate methods for the end left
loose when all film is wound on the core.
> From: José Llufrío[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Reply To: Association of Moving Image Archivists
> Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 3:22 PM
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> Subject: Re: [AMIA-L] Securing film on cores
> Hello everybody at AMIA.
> There is no need, and lots of disadvantages, to use tape for securing the
> of a film to the core.
> You first have to practice a lot, using scraps of film, and old disposable
> rolls, until you develop the dexterity to secure the end of the film by
> that is, by the friction of the film itself against the core.
> Even using the slot in the core to crease the end of the film and catch it
> there, can pose a risk, if you´re later rewinding this film roll in a
> mechanical equipment, or simply projecting it. It might catch so strongly,
> perforations can be torn, or splices at the tail end can fail.
> Laboratory and archival best practice is just to wind it tightly by hand,
> friction will take care of it... That is one of the reasons for a long
> leader at the end of the roll.
> Practice your winding, by hand, and in an electrical winder, until you
> confident enough to handle the rolls in your valuable collection (all
> collections are valuable to the person in charge).
> Jose E. Llufrio
> Formerly with ICAIC, Havana Cuba
> Now Chemist at Technicolor East Coast, New York
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