Archival Photography Question

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  1. MoonLoon

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    Thank you Dave442 for the lab names, I was having trouble finding anything. Just an afterthought, after Webestang64 mentioned using Ektar 100 if I needed color, I do have a few color slides of my grandmother that I've thought about making negatives on. I've received my Mamiya 645 and 80mm macro today and will be experimenting on a few other family photos I need negatives on at home (will be a while before we make the trip). While I'm at it I'm curious if there's a way to photograph a color slide in a similar manner. I imagine I would place the 35mm frame (I've removed it from it's slide holder to put in a PrintFile slip) over a light box and cover it with glass to flatten?


     
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    I've been looking at another layer of archiving using the gold CD. Verbatim has one they say will last 100 years (if stored properly). Have you used them? How do you store them "properly"?
     
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    I would have left them in the holder, if you use glass to flatten you might get newton rings. I would tape it down using the sprocket holes and make sure the only light is coming through the slide.
     
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    Not a guarantee using gold cd's. As I said before the 300 year disc have failed and they were stored properly at the art museum, archival sleeves in a climate controlled room.
     
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    100 years is a guess.
     
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    Well obviously LOL they haven't been on the scene that long to actually verify. I was merely referencing their advertising. To reword the question - has anyone used the Gold disc, how long, and how do you store it?
     

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