Archives for : January 2012

I came across this article today and wanted to share with you. It’s amazing how long Kodak has been a pioneer in our industry!

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With a simple slogan of “you press the button, we do the rest,” the fabled Kodak company has given Americans memories to hold onto for 132 years.

whutchinson@nydailynews.com

Astronaut Neil Armstrong took pictures of the moon with a Kodak camera in 1969, and 80 movies that won Best Picture Oscars were shot with K
But now the “Kodak Moments” seem to have run out after the upstate Rochester company founded by George Eastman announced Wednesday it has filed for bankruptcy protection.odak film. Kodak 35 mm. film even inspired Paul Simon to pen the hit song “Kodachrome.”

With more than 7,000 jobs at stake, Kodak executives are hoping to pull out of a $6.8 billion hole. In recent years, the company has focused on home photo printers and commercial inkjet printers that are finally on the verge of turning a profit.

If video killed the radio star, then digital cameras and cell phones are responsible or the possible demise of a company that turned average Joe Shmos into photographers by introducing the Brownie and Instamatic cameras.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/132-years-making-memories-kodak-t-picture-a-pofitable-future-article-1.1008945#ixzz1k17lrGfW

By Bill Hutchinson / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

“Kodak played a role in pretty much everyone’s life in the 20th century because it was the company we entrusted our most treasured possession to — our memories,” Robert Burley, a photography professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, told The Associated Press.

De plus en plus d’archives commencent à percevoir de donner plus d’attention au film 8mm et Super 8, des options de préservation les préoccupent de plus en plus.  Plusieurs préfèrent des reels à des noyaux pour la conservation de 8mm, ce type de format (y compris le Super 8) ont tendance à se désagréger quand ils se retrouvent sur des noyaux et laisse un terrible gâchis lors de son transfert à un reel. Les films 8mm (y compris le Super 8) sur des noyaux ne peuvent pas être enveloppés aussi serré que du 16mm sans le risque de créer des marques.


Nos boîtiers audio 7 ”sont parfaitement adaptés pour s’adapter à une bobine de film 8mm et vous pouvez les préserver debout! Appelez-nous si vous souhaitez recevoir un échantillon ou commander !

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8mm and Super 8 Films - Best way to preserve them!

More and more archives are starting to collect or pay more attention to 8mm and super 8, so archival storage options are very much on people’s minds.  Many people prefer reels to cores for 8mm storage, 8mm (including Super 8) on cores tends to fall apart into a terrible mess when transferred to split reels. Magnetic sound striped 8mm film and single striped Super 8 are almost impossible to move from a core to a split reel 8mm as the stripe is only on one side of the film. 8mm film (including Super 8) on cores cannot be wrapped as tightly as 16mm without the risk of creating cinch marks.

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Our 7” audio tape boxes are suited perfectly to fit an 8mm film reel and you can store them upright! Give us a call if you wish to receive a sample or order!