Stereo Images From Juneau

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Close it Up

The steps necessary to finish up the job are variable but the goals are simple:  
  1. Prevent the film from shifting.  
  2. Keep the mount closed and stiff enough to handle.  
  3. Provide appropriate labeling for the image.

Is the film secure?

At this point, each film chip is secured at the top with a strip of 6mm tape.  I often supplement this. 

  • Ttape.JPG (68590 bytes)I will often run a strip of tape down the center to secure the inner edges of both film chips.
  • If the film is very curly and there is sufficient space at the bottom of the mount, I will apply a small strip of tape to hold that edge tightly.
  • If I haven't trimmed the film chips correctly, there may a slight overlap in the center of the mount or one of the chips may overhang the edge of the mount.  In those cases I use an X-Acto knife and a straight-edge to correct the problem.

How to hold the mount closed?

I've tried several different methods to close my medium format slide mounts

  • 10mm silver tape folded around the bottom edge
  • 10mm silver tape folded around the three open edges
  • "Magic" tape folded around the three open edges
  • Acrylic glue along the inner surface of the three open edges

I Sleeving.JPG (134510 bytes) had difficulty keeping the silver tape parallel to the edges of the mounts and I was dissatisfied with the final appearance.  I found "magic" tape to have a tendency to split or lift up from the cardboard and not secure well.  There was also a tendency of the tapes to be attracted or moved by static electricity or air currents and stick themselves to my carefully mounted film chips.  This is the real reason I have largely quit taping my mounts shut.

My attempts to glue the mounts shut were also dissatisfying.  My acrylic glue, while easy to apply neatly and quick drying, wasn't strong enough to keep the mount securely closed.  

Most of my medium format slides are now simply inserted into an archive sleeve un-taped.  I find it provides adequate stiffness for casual viewing and it is certainly faster than trying to tape or glue every mount. 

Image labeling

Each person has their own labeling needs. Your needs are probably different from mine.  I include:

  • Location - The specificity of this varies with the image.  For one image, the location may be Juneau, while another it may be Granite Creek, upper basin, Juneau.  I try not to be too specific.
  • Date - Again, the specificity of this varies.  Sometimes it is a full date, sometimes I even include a time (early morning), more usually is simply the month and year (April, 2004).
  • Image name - Not every image gets a name and the names handed out are not necessarily unique.  If the image is a "keeper" I find it pretty easy to give the image a name.
  • My name - If the image is going in a folio, I'll add my name and address.

I don't take the time to note technical details for every shot.  I'll sometimes include a note referring to the camera used (handheld Sputnik, Rolleicord on slide bar), but I don't think I've ever included exposure details on a slide.   Home

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