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Film cutting (re: Quang-Tuan Luong response)


oliver_barrett
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Quang-Tuan, thank you for the information. I am considering cutting

larger negatives to the 5 x 7 size also. Do you use a paper trimmer

such as the Rototrim or Dahle? Is cleaning off cutting debris (film

chips) an issue? I'm hoping that normal dust-off procedures as is

typical with film holder loading will be sufficient.

 

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Thanks again,

Oliver

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Based on Kerry Thalman's advice (who said not to bother

with any other cutting device), I bought a Rotatrim.

I cuts perfectly. The only thing I found was that if I tried

to cut to the exact dimensions, then sometimes due to alignment

problems the film would not fit into the holder. Now

I cut to 1.5mm less than the nominal dimensions and i have

not had that problem. Film debris is not a problem, you

just wipe them off your table. I just hope I had a better

use for all those 8x1 bands than bookmarks :-)

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