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Old 06-28-2003, 05:07 AM
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White cotton gloves

Does anyone have a good (cheap) source for white cotton gloves of a grade that won't scratch negatives? I priced them at Light Impressions and was shocked at the price.

Can they be effectively washed, or does that kind of miss the entire point of using them to begin with?
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Old 06-28-2003, 05:21 AM
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Doug, not sure about over there - but try your local grocery store/supermarket etc (in the dishwashing section with the rubber gloves etc).

Very cheap, one size fits all packs of two or three pair are available for a couple of dollars. They can be washed and reused too, even at the throw away price one need not toss them out after one use but they will not last forever.

Even with the thin cotton used, it is amazing how much sensitivity is lost with them, which is where disposable rubber surgical type gloves may be a better option.

Stephen Marsh.
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Old 07-06-2003, 08:27 AM
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I always purchase mine through Light Impressions and wash them as needed...never had any problems. Tom
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Old 07-06-2003, 11:19 AM
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Maybe try B&H Photo? I just tried their site and it appears to be experiencing "technical difficulties", but they would probably be cheaper than Light Impressions.

That said, I've always ordered the Polygenex gloves from Light Impressions. They fit my hands much better than any cotton gloves I've ever tried.

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Old 07-06-2003, 04:16 PM
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Looks like I'll be buying from LI and washing them
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Old 07-06-2003, 08:43 PM
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We have bought cotton gloves by the gross, we and our wedding customers wear them when looking through there photos, so we go through a lot of them. Check out these two links;

We have purchased from both of these companys, they have been excellent.

http://www.galeton.com/

http://www.loonphotographic.com/

Although I have never used them I have heard that some people at labs really like the little finger tip protectors instead of gloves, they are available from Loon.

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Old 07-06-2003, 10:15 PM
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Excellent! Thank you very much.
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Old 07-09-2003, 12:41 AM
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We were buying them from Loon as well Doug, however I picked up a gross of them on eBay at less than a third of the cost a few months back and still see them listed from time to time listed by the dozen pair.

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Old 07-09-2003, 06:38 AM
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Good tip, Jim, thanks
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Old 07-09-2003, 07:08 AM
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I buy mine from 'Boots' or a chemist shop in England - found this cheaper than a photographic store

Never had a problem washing them.

hope this helps

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