How We Clean and Repair

Each reel is cleaned with a lint-free cloth and specialty film cleaning solution (Solvon from Urbanski Film) to both remove loose specs of dust and provide as little friction as possible for a smooth transfer. Failing splices are repaired and single damaged sprockets are reinforced with splice tape.

Remaining Scratches and Smudges

Though every film is different, and the majority are very clean, you will almost always see small vertical scratches in the image (part of the film ‘character’) and bits of dirt and residue that have been on the film for decades will likely remain, as evidenced in the the top frame of our sample image.