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On Nov 18 2014, How To


This post is to share with you about cleaning negatives. The same procedure works for all sizes of negatives including: 110, 35mm, 126, APS and oversized negatives. You do not want to clean them with water as this can remove your image from the negative.

The simplest method is to wipe them gently with a microfiber cloth which should remove any dust.

If your negatives are more dirty than that we recommend purchasing Anti-Stat Film Cleaner. It is somewhat expensive and it is rather aromatic so you’ll want to use it in a well-ventilated area. Moisten a smooth microfiber cloth with the film cleaning solution and then rub it on your especially dirty negative. You can use it on both sides of the negative.

If you’d rather not do the cleaning yourself, bring (or ship) your negatives to Leave A Legacy and we’ll do the cleaning and scanning for you. We hope that this explanation has helped you learn how to clean your negatives.
Types of negatives for scanning - 35mm 110 120 126 APS 15mm

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