Re: vinegar syndrom contagion

From: 40 Frames (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Aug 13 2008 - 09:34:08 PDT

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 6:23 AM, amanda christie <email suppressed>wrote:

> >Vinegar syndrome is not like a virus. It is not contagious to "good" films
> >if a "vinegar" film is run in the projector.
> Is that true? Can others on the frameworks list confirm this?

VS can affect prints if left in close proximity for a period of time, but
simple contact with rollers and sprockets
on a projector, flatbed, etc will NOT cause healthy prints to "catch" VS.

I've run VS prints on my projector(s), then cleaned with Naptha after
projecting, as I do with any and all films, before
projecting non-VS prints (including my own) and never had a problem.


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