Details about VITAFILM Film Cleaner and Conditioner GALLON SizeVITAFILM Film Cleaner and Conditioner GALLON Size See original listing
May 26, 2012 06:30:51 PDT
Big Bear Lake, California, United States
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This sale is for 1 Gallon of VITAFILM Film Cleaner and Conditioner.
Includes instructions for proper usage
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This Is The Original Formula First Introduced In 1927
Proven In Use for Over 80 Years
ABSOLUTELY SAFE FOR ALL TYPES OF FILM BOTH COLOR & BLACK AND WHITE
ACETATE POLYESTER NITRATE
All Motion Picture Formats
8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm, 70mm
All Still Formats
110, 127, 120, 620, 4X5, 35MM AND 2X2 COLOR SLIDES
NO OTHER FILM CLEANER OR CONDITIONER AT ANY PRICE CAN DO WHAT VITAFILM DOES
VITAFILM HELPS STABILIZE AND PRESERVE ALL TYPES OF STILL AND MOTION PICTURE FILM
VITAFILM RECONDITIONS DRY , SHRUNKEN , OR BRITTLE FILM TO "LIKE NEW" CONDITION
VITAFILM REMOVES DIRT , FUNGUS AND FOREIGN PARTICLES THAT CAN DAMAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES
IT ALSO LUBRICATES THE FILM SO IT WILL RUN THROUGH YOUR PROJECTOR SMOOTHLY
VITAFILM HELPS NEUTRALIZE CHEMICAL REACTION IN FILM ENABLING IT TO STAY IN GOOD CONDITION FOR MANY YEARS
VITAFILM IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE AGAINST VINEGAR SYNDROME
EXCELLENT FOR SAFE ARCHIVAL STORAGE OF ALL TYPES OF STILL AND MOTION PICTURE FILM
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VITAFILM
1) Should I use VITAFILM on prints that are in good condition? Will doing so prevent Vinegar Syndrome?
Yes. We know of no prints that were soaked in VITAFILM that later developed Vinegar Syndrome. Also, it will maintain the pliability of the print for many years. Preventative conditioning is the best defense against Vinegar Syndrome.
2) Why does VITAFILM help control Vinegar Syndrome when other products do not?
Vinegar Syndrome is simply the film base breaking down into it’s original components, cellulose acetate and acetic acid (it is the acid that gives off the vinegar smell). VITAFILM halts this chemical reaction by acting as a stabilizer.
3) If I dip a Vinegared print in VITAFILM will it contaminate the solution?
No. You can safely dip any number of prints in the same solution until VITAFILM is gone.
4) Does VITAFILM stop color prints from fading?
All color prints (except TECHNICOLOR IB & Kodachrome) will eventually fade. VITAFILM does slow the process however, by helping to stabilize the chemical reaction that causes fading.
5) Will VITAFILM help dry brittle prints that will no longer run through my projector?
Yes. VITAFILM will restore the pliability that the print had when it was new, help shrunken film return to it's original size and
lubricate the print so it will run smoothly again through your projector.
6) How often should I use VITAFILM on a print?
If you soak the print in VITAFILM as directed you will probably never need to treat it again.
7) How much film will a Gallon of VITAFILM treat?
(32) 2000' rolls of 35mm (about $2.00 per roll) or (80) 1600' rolls of 16mm film (about $1.00 per roll)
8) How many times can I safely treat a print with VITAFILM?
There is no limit. VITAFILM is absolutely safe to use again and again.
9) How long will VITAFILM last in the bottle?
It will stay 100% effective until used. It has an unlimited shelf life.
TYPES OF APPLICATIONS
10) Is there any type of film that might be harmed by VITAFILM?KEEP YOUR FILMS IN NEW CONDITION
VITAFILM is absolutely safe to use on all types of film:
NITRATE, the earliest stock manufactured (Very Flammable)
DIACETATE, the first common form of “safety film” (Non Flammable)
TRIACETATE, known today as “acetate” or “safety film”
POLYESTER or “ESTAR”, the latest advance in film base technology. An extremely tough, almost unbreakable film that is
immune to shrinkage and the chemical instability that NITRATE and ACETATE films are subject to.
11) Is VITAFILM safe to use on IB TECHNICOLOR prints?
Yes. We have successfully treated several hundred IB prints that ranged in age from the early 1940’s (nitrate) to the end of the IB era in 1976 (acetate). All results were excellent.
12) Is VITAFILM safe to use on prints with a MAGNETIC SOUND STRIPE?
Yes. VITAFILM will not harm the magnetic oxide striping on Release Prints. It is also safe to use on all types of 16mm and 35mm
FULL-COAT, SINGLE-STRIPE and MULTI-STRIPE magnetic sound stock, on both acetate and polyster base.
13) What about NITRATE Prints & Negatives?
As with acetate film, VITAFILM will restore pliability to film damaged by age or inadequate storage conditions. VITAFILM also halts the deterioration of nitrate stock due to its unique ability to stabilize the chemical reactions that cause decomposition.
14) Is VITAFILM safe to use on old DIACETATE Prints & Negatives?
Yes. VITAFILM works very well on diacetate prints. You can expect the same excellent results as with today’s triacetate stock.
15) What about POLYESTER or “ESTAR” Prints & Negatives?
VITAFILM makes this type of film less susceptible to scratching and eliminates static that attracts dirt. It also lubricates and helps extend the stability of the color image.
16) What about my old 8mm and Super 8 Home Movies?
VITAFILM is excellent for all types of 8mm and Super 8 home movies. It will restore the pliability of the print, lubricate and protect it from mold, fungus, shrinkage and Vinegar Syndrome.
FILM TRANSFER NOTE:
Having your home movies transferred to VIDEO TAPE or DISC is great for easy viewing.
Treating your Home Movies with VITAFILM will give you the best possible Film to Video transfer.
Please keep in mind however, that these formats are just a temporary solution to keeping your family memories.
DON'T DISCARD YOUR FILMS AFTER THE TRANSFER
Digital formats are not stable over time, and the equipment to view Video Tapes are quickly disappearing.
All of the major Television Networks and Motion Picture Studios transfer their important Video and Digital images to Film for safe archival keeping.
Only FILM will last for future generations (Eastman Kodak estimates 300-500 years, if cared for properly.)
VITAFILM is the answer for keeping your precious celluloid memories (NEGATIVES, SLIDES and MOVIES) in excellent condition for many years to come.
17) Is it true that VITAFILM was taken off the market in the 1980's due to potential health concerns? Is this still a problem?
It is an urban myth that the EPA required changes to VITAFILM in the late 1980's. Most film cleaners at that time contained trichloroethylene, a chemical which was eventually banned by the federal government due to health concerns. VITAFILM does not contain this chemical and so was not required to reformulate. In fact, VITAFILM has always used the same original formula first introduced in 1927. The reason that VITAFILM was very hard to find around this time was because the company that purchased the formula from the original manufacturer (the Hanish Company) lost interest in the product and finally ceased production. Stewart Motion Picture Services purchased the formula in 2002 and has been manufacturing VITAFILM ever since. We are happy to report that none of the ingredients in Vitafilm are regulated by the EPA, or any Federal or State agency. VITAFILM is the safest film cleaning and conditioning product on earth.
USE VITAFILM BEFORE YOU HAVE A PROBLEM
VITAFILM Stops The Clock
We are happy to answer any questions you may have.