Mudozvon From Russia, joined Nov 1999, 88 posts, RR: 1 Posted (15 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2098 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?
Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1700 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2041 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.
Mudozvon From Russia, joined Nov 1999, 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (15 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2015 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.