Friday, March 14, 2008

Photograph Negative and Film Storage

For film archives, mounted slides and even glass plate negatives proper storage is required for longevity. When it comes to fire protection it's important to remember that a fireproof safe for this type of media must have a UL 125 fire rating.

A fireproof safe with the UL 125 rating will ensure that the temperature inside the safe does not exceed 125 degrees F. By maintaining this temperature rating the negatives will maintain their integrity during a fire disaster.

Imagine if you left your film in your car during the summer with the windows rolled up...even these temperatures are enough to cause damage and warping to these sensitive materials.

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