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#1 Andy_Alderslade

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 06:18 PM

Hi,

I need to send some super 8 Negative to Germany for processing from the UK.

Are there any procedures to avoid the film from being x-rayed? Does european mail get X-rayed?

If anyone knows, i'd be much appreciated,

Cheers Andy
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#2 A.Oliver

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 03:44 AM

Hi,

I need to send some super 8 Negative to Germany for processing from the UK.

Are there any procedures to avoid the film from being x-rayed? Does european mail get X-rayed?

If anyone knows, i'd be much appreciated,

Cheers Andy


Hi, as we are in Euriope, mail should not go thru customs, so i guess no x-ray. Have shipped 64t to Germany with no problems. No need to even put a customs label on the package.
Also purchased film from Germany, again, no problem at all.
BTW, you could get your neg processed here in the UK at Todd-AO, www.todd-ao.co.uk speak to Nicole on 020-7284-7939 for a price.
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#3 Olex Kalynychenko

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 04:31 AM

Hi,

I need to send some super 8 Negative to Germany for processing from the UK.

Are there any procedures to avoid the film from being x-rayed? Does european mail get X-rayed?

If anyone knows, i'd be much appreciated,

Cheers Andy

Hi
I had experience to send 16 mm Kodak color negative film from Ukraine to Germany by air parcel post
( Andec company ) for processing and Telecine transfer.
I received processed film and video cassette.

I used original metal cans for packing. And all was OK.
If you wish protect of your Super 8 film, you can use metal cans from 120 m rolls of film or other .
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#4 John Pytlak RIP

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 12:42 PM

Hi,

I need to send some super 8 Negative to Germany for processing from the UK.

Are there any procedures to avoid the film from being x-rayed? Does european mail get X-rayed?

If anyone knows, i'd be much appreciated,

Cheers Andy


As others have noted in this post and elsewhere, sending small packages that are obviously film to a processing lab is usually not an issue, unless you are sending the package to a government facility where security is tight (e.g., to the US White House, Capitol, or Pentagon). You should clearly label the package as containing unprocessed film, and offering to have inspection done by other than x-ray:

http://www.kodak.com...1.4.15.10&lc=en

http://www.kodak.com...4.15.10.6&lc=en

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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 01:55 PM

Hi,

Yes it most certainly will go through customs. The UK and Germany are different countries, no matter how much some boring people in Belgium want it to be otherwise.

Europe is not a giant superstate yet, thank whoever you hold responsible.

Phil
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#6 Andy_Alderslade

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 03:17 PM

Erm.... kinda sent it out before John posted those warning labels - lets hope for the best. :unsure:

Cheers for the advise everyone.
Andy
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