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Problems With Processed Film  
User currently offlineMudozvon From Russia, joined Nov 1999, 88 posts, RR: 1
Posted (15 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2105 times:


I have a small problem and can't find out how to fix it.
When I get my film back from the lab and scan it (on HP S20), I often see two horizontal lines on the image. It looks like traces from the lab's machine.
Could you please tell me how to deal with it?

Thank you.

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User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 2 days ago) and read 2061 times:

Clean your scanner and recalibrate it. I have the S20 also and I find I have to recalibrate it often.

User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (15 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

Just where on the screen do these lines appear, and are they dark or light?



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1703 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (15 years 8 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

If they are lines on the slide film itself they are probably processing lines. I'm having a problem with that with some of the Kodak processing I've been getting lately from the Minneapolis facility.

Processing lines is a result of bad QC at the facility that's processing your film....they are not keeping the rollers in the machine clean.

Where I work, we clean the rollers once a week. I asked a person at a place I used to get my film developed how often they clean their rollers....."Uh, I don't remember" is what he said. I quit going to them immediately.

Mark Abbott
Minneapolis, MN

A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man...
User currently offlineMudozvon From Russia, joined Nov 1999, 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (15 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

Thank you for response.
I had an idea that these lines come from the machine rollers. Now I'm sure. The question is - how to know where to go. It seems to me - these lab guys don't really care about lines which are not visible on prints.


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