are several considerations about sending in your films that should
you have gathered your films together and are ready to ship them,
please take a few minutes to arrange them in the order you would
like them to appear on your final copies. A very good way of doing
this is to use post- it notes. Simply stick the post- its to the
reels, inside of the boxes or cans, and write "#1",
"#2", etc. on them. Small slips of paper can also be
also include a note in your package that identifies your order
and who you are. A slip of paper with your name- and order number,
if one is available- is all that is necessary.
an added measure of protection, it's a very good idea to pack
your films and cassettes in a "Ziploc" type storage
bag before putting them in the box. These bags create an airtight
barrier that insulates your media from moisture and humidity.
strongly recommend that folks send their films in using UPS Ground
services or US Postal Service Priority Mail. The US Postal Service
may be a bit cheaper, but not all of their services offer package
tracking so please be sure to use Priority Mail. You could spend
a little extra and insure an untracked package, but this does
not mean that they will have any way to locate your shipment if
it should go missing. If your films are lost, they are gone forever
and can never be transferred, and most people would prefer to
have their films over a small amount of cash.
Ex services are not recommended under any circumstances. This
is because they have informed other service providers in the past
that their insurance offerings do not and will not cover loss
or damages to motion picture film. Again, they may be a bit cheaper,
but what is that worth if your films are lost or damaged?