Second Pass Film Cleaning for Regular 8, Super 8, 16mm & 35mm film
Film cleaning is achieved with Kodak
Particle Transfer Rollers, informally referred
to as "sticky rollers".

Each Reel receives a fresh set of four
rollers that gently clean your film by pulling
dust and small debris directly from the film,
without damage.

Kodak Particle Transfer Rollers will typically
remove about 50-70% of surface dust and
dirt in a single pass.

Some dirt may remain because it is
embedded in the film's emulsion. We do not
try to remove this dirt, because doing so
may remove portions of the image as well.
No fluid is used
because a wet system
uses chemicals which
can damage your
splices and weaken
the emulsion of the
film.

This could also add
additional scratches
to the film immediately
after it has been
scanned.

Fluid based film
cleaners leech
plasticizer from the
film each time they
are used.
We offer an optional
second pass film
cleaning using six Kodak
Particle Transfer Rollers
during film prep for
scanning.

The second pass film
cleaning is in addition to
our standard cleaning
and costs a flat $19.95 for
any size order.

The Second Pass Film
Cleaning removes
another 10-15% more
dust and is performed on
another machine prior to
transfer.
Super8 film on a Kodak Particle Transfer roller.
Second Pass Film cleaner.
Above: Clean roller
Dirt from film on roller