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Archival Methods Side Lock Polypropylene Film Sleeves (4x5" 50 Pack)

B&H # ARSLFS45PP MFR # 31-003
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Ship Time: 7-14 business days 

Product Highlights

  • 3 mil thick
  • Self-Locking Side Fold
  • Archival Material
  • Clear for Inspection of Contents
  • Protects From Dirt and Dust
  • Safe for Long-Term Storage
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A 50 pack of Side Lock Polypropylene Film Sleeves from Archival Methods can prevent scratched or damaged original images. These sleeves are designed to be used with 4x5" film. In addition, oils from hands will not do films and negatives any good. It is, therefore, standard practice to always keep originals and even dupes in protective sleeves both for handling and long-term storage. Crystal clear Polypropylene sleeves allow viewing or inspection without removal and protect the image from dirt and scratches during handling and in storage.

Archival Methods believes that a good image should be protected and preserved from both human and environmental damage. These 3 mil protective sleeves are the perfect remedy. Use them with confidence. They should also be used with any one of a number of optional Archival Methods Storage Systems, i.e. Boxes and Containers.

Compatible with 4x5" film
Film sleeves are available in archivally safe, clear 3 mil Polypropylene
A self-locking side fold holds film in place; sleeves "unlock" to open completely for safer film removal without sliding image inside the sleeve
Choose Polypropylene for economy
Made in the USA
Format 4x5"
Capacity One frame (100 x 125 mm)
Material Polypropylene
Archival Methods Side Lock Polypropylene Film Sleeves (4x5" 50 Pack)
  • Manufacturer's Lifetime Replacement Warranty
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    Archival MethodsSide Lock Polypropylene Film Sleeves (4x5" 50 Pack)
     
    4.0

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily cleaned (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      3.0

      Ok

      By Bill

      from Rio Rancho, NM

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography

          Comments about Archival Methods Side Lock Polypropylene Film Sleeves (4x5" 50 Pack):

          There are better sleeves out on the market I use Dot Line Plastines

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          2.0

          Not what I expected

          By Jeff

          from Minnesota

          Comments about Archival Methods Side Lock Polypropylene Film Sleeves (4x5" 50 Pack):

          These are ok, with the exception of the adhesive strip on the over flap. The adhesive is too strong and as a result, to get film out, a great deal of force needs to be applied. I decided I won't be using any if the 50 I bought because I an concerned the excess force needed to open a sleeve will damage my film.

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          5.0

          Great product!

          By Thibault

          from Boston MA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easily Cleaned

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography

            Comments about Archival Methods Side Lock Polypropylene Film Sleeves (4x5" 50 Pack):

            Perfect for protecting film!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great product!

            By Thibault

            from Boston MA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easily Cleaned

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography

              Comments about Archival Methods Side Lock Polypropylene Film Sleeves (4x5" 50 Pack):

              Great for protecting film! Highly recommended.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Scanner Holder Too!

              By Guy Rhodes

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Avoids Negative Damage
              • Easily Cleaned
              • Low cost
              • Works Well For Scanning

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography

                Comments about Archival Methods Side Lock Polypropylene Film Sleeves (4x5" 50 Pack):

                I took the recommendation to use these to protect my 4x5 negatives because of the way they hinge open (you avoid sliding the emulsion against the sleeve like you have to on pocket-style holders).

                I also discovered that, by cutting the flap off one of these, they make a great negative holder to almost eliminate Newton's rings while scanning 4x5's with the borders directly on the scanner glass!

                I'm not sure I'd use this technique for making a high resolution print, but it certainly works well for social media / blog posting.

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                5.0

                Good Idea for protecting 4x5 negs

                By Peter Arbib

                from Camby, Indiana

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear
                • Compact
                • Consistent Reactions
                • Easily Cleaned
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acrhive Storage
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Archival Methods Side Lock Polypropylene Film Sleeves (4x5" 50 Pack):

                  Study Product, Clear, fits in 4x5 slips on 8.5x11 storage pages. Does what it was made for, and does it well

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Exactly what it says: film sleeves

                  By Leonard C

                  from Milwaukee, WI

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Protects Contents

                  Cons

                  • Flap opens easily

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting 4x5in items

                  Comments about Archival Methods Side Lock Polypropylene Film Sleeves (4x5" 50 Pack):

                  I purchased this product not for storing film but for protecting Character cards from the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay game published by Fantasy Flight games. Much in the way baseball cards sleeves protect baseball and other playing cards.

                  I'm mostly satisfied with this product, and will be purchasing two more sets to ensure all my cards are protected. The sleeves protect my cards well with but two exceptions:

                  First is that the sides are open allowing liquid intrustion when the inevitable spill happens on the gaming table. Second the enclosing fold does not allow for easy shuffling, and opens easily during rough handling.

                  I feel these setbacks do not dimish the value of this product since I'm using the product outside the parameters it was designed for. Indeed I'm grateful a product like this exists at all.

                  I hope my review assists you in making your decision.

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                  3.0

                  Not bad, but not the best

                  By Shannaford

                  from Canberra, Australia

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                  • A little flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Fine for neg storage

                  Comments about Archival Methods Side Lock Polypropylene Film Sleeves (4x5" 50 Pack):

                  These sleeves are fine for protecting 4x5 negs, but are not as durable as other brands I've used. They do however, do everything they are required to and are a reasonable price. Happy to recommend.

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