Sending paper through the mail

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  1. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Hi guys.
    As some of you know, I am going to TAFE this year. I got my booklist, and on it it says I need black and white paper...

    It recommends Ilford Multigrade IV Pearl Surface (box of 100).

    I can't find this anywhere (local).

    I have, however, found it at a couple of places online. One of these being B&H Photo.

    Now, my question, seeing as I am in Australia - what do you think the chances of it getting here undamaged and unfogged are?

    (Do xrays effect film aswell?)

    Please let me know! I know B&H has a good name - I am not worried about that, just whether it would make it through the mail undamaged
     
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    X-Rays can fog film, especially at airports and places where the machines are turned up really high, but film is generally quite a bit more sensitive than paper. Do you Aussies X-Ray every single item posted to you? It seems unlikely, especially a package like that, but these are paranoid times.

    I'd be more worried about them tearing the edge of the packet than fogging it with X-Rays. So, I'd say go for it!

    Rob
     
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    Well I'd suggest that they put it in a do not bend envelope or one of the packages like you get from amazon that comes with a dvd in that no one is going to bend anyway.

    As to getting X-rayed I think it's unlikely that they will x ray it for long enough for it to be affected. It rarely happens with film.
     
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Do you think B&H would put a message on there saying it contains light & xray sensitive paper?
     
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    E-mail their customer services or phone them, they may be able to organise it it might even be standard procedure.
     

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