Storing unexposed sheet film : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

After opening a box of film, say a 100 sheet box, What is best way to store the unexposed film? I stored loaded cassetes in the fridge one time and forgot about one of them, the film was so stuck to the cassete, paint came off the film holder. Thanks for the help.

-- Jeff Hall (, July 11, 2000


I wrap the box in plastic wrap, then put that in a zip-lock bag. I've also put loaded film holders (in zip locks) in the refrigerator, but not the freezer.

Bure to allow warm-up time before you open them.

Your problem was likely not temperature, but condensation. That's the reason for the plastic wrap and zip locks.

-- Charlie Strack (, July 11, 2000.

I just leave it in the box, in a cool dark room e.g a cupboard. Same goes for loaded slides. BTW anyone know where I can get an as new or mint graphmatic going for a song?

-- David Kirk (, July 11, 2000.

You can put the film in the freezer, just remember to take it out long enought to thaw before you try using it. I have stored film and paper this way and have never had a problem. The baggies are a very good idea, just be sure to open them when you defrost so the condensation can escape. Pat

-- pat krentz (, July 11, 2000.

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