Thanks Peter! I appreciate the detail. As a radio host I used to work with would say “God is in the details” (perhaps as well as the devil!)
I am a small time restorer of client tapes, not a major house, library, or archivist, so have no control over what happens to them after I make the transfers, but I do recommend something like you say here. I use 125 - 130 F in my “Excalibur” dehydrators, usually overnight or 24 hours, but sometimes for two days, and have excellent results. I only work with 1/4” generally.
With your kind of deep analysis, we all have more information to inform us!
On Sep 8, 2017, at 12:03 PM, lists <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Ooops, this is an answer to an earlier question by Lou that got stuck in
> drafts and I forgot to post.
> As I indicated, I sometimes provide more info than most people want but it
> is hard to be accurate with less, as short explanations are too easy to
> Your short term baking time is fairly common and seems to work ok for most
> people to do transfers. Long term baking requires a minimum of 3 to 5 days
> before any significant cross-linking will occur. 2" 24 track can take 2
> weeks or more to see a significant effect.
> Standard baking temperatures are around 50 C. We use slightly lower for
> some tapes, slightly higher for others- but that gets very complicated and