best tape for reloading bulk film

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by walter_degroot, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. I have some used color film cartriges with a short tonge of film sticking out.
    I need dx coded cartriges as some cameras have dx coding.
    Is there a strong/sticky tape that will keep the film attached to that little tongue?
    Years ago , it was not as critical because I could wrap the tape around the spool.
    now, with hard staked cartriges, I must attaqch the bulk film differently.
    also most newer cameras are motorized.
    any thoughts.
  3. Did you not like the answers you got from yesterday's post of this question?
  4. well I thught I had sent a post.
    BUT due to my very poor eyes I could not find it.
    I went back ad searched again, and fould and read it.
    I had convinced myself that I had not left a posting. or that it had been moved.
    the nudge was proper.
    I liked the answer.
    Many years ago I used a LOT of film.
    and used scotch taps-- but wrpped around the spool.
    at that time Kodak used a very sticky taps.
    but out here in the woods, many items are either hard to find or unavailable.
    I will purchase some snap-cap cartriges and inquire at porter's camera store to see if I can get some dx coding labls.
    the Mirand as and the canon a and t saeries ( I think) allow me to set the ISO manually.
  5. DX is an interesting question. Snap-cap is from the days before DX.
    I have some cartridges, I believe from Freestyle, that have DX coding, though I have to be sure that I put the right film in them.
    You could cover metal DX contacts with tape. The codes are easy to find.
    I suppose one could polish off the paint and expose metal on other ones. Or use metallic tape.
    Most of the cameras I use respooled film in don't know about DX.
  6. I am using Tesa tape. You only have to take care that the tape is not coming in an automatic processor. 2,5cm for a regular round 35mm core and stick between the 2-3 sprocket hole of the 35mm film is enough.
  7. for most of my better cameras, they were made before dx coding.
    so i set them manually.
    many of the newer simpler cameras DEFAULT to iso 100. and my bulk film is iso 100.
    some default to a different speed. the Pentax espio, 120mi as an example goes to asa 25 ) i remember that film)
    strangely a few cameras will set with DX contacts to several speeds often 100/200/.400
    and some will set iso 50 but not 64.. the last iso 64 film was Kodachome. RWO has a iso 64 B&W film according to what I read.
    I reminise too muchj.
    I klnow 126 cameras never worked well with slide film.
    we used Kodachome ONCE in my wife's Yashica ezmatic electronic.
    terrible results. any old 35mm manual camera worked better.
    the argus c3 aND THE fUJICA CLASSIC iv( $15.00 NEW)
  8. This mob in the uk sells DX coded labels for blank 35mm cartridges. They work well.. I have used the 400 version to date.
    P.S. not affiliated, just a happy customer.
    On the subject of what tape I use.... FWIW..I use Gaffa tape (or your local equivalent) as it is so damn sticky I can get away with the smallest piece. No risk of the film coming away at the end of the roll. Usually I have about 6mm (1/4" or so) on each of the the spool and the film - so about 1/2" total length.
    Samples below...
  9. I use blue color painters tape, 2" width. Most home centers carry it. I cut about a 1/2" and the 2" is enough length to stick
    on the film and wrap around the film cassette. So far, the blue painters tape hasn't left a residue on the film. I bought the
    3M brand. Works for me, hope it helps you!

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