MINT or NEW - Means
just that. It may have been run, but still physically looks mint, untouched by a projector.
NEAR MINT - Only the
slightest physical signs of having been run. Appears mint when projected on the screen.
LIKE NEW - Can be an
older print that was well taken care of. May have only the slightest signs of use,
occasional minor light line or splice or minor cue mark, if any.
Starting at this level, older prints may
have a little curl to the film, which is common.
EXCELLENT+ - Very
minimal wear or light lines at times with an occasional, although seldom, splice. No major repairs
or missing scene transitions from TV use.
EXCELLENT - Will have
some minimal wear or light lines and may have an occasional temporary light
emulsion line, splice or minor repair. Possibly some
short lap dissolves or minor cue marks around transitional scenes if it was used by a TV
station, but still highly acceptable condition.
VERY GOOD - Will have
some wear and lines, cue marks, minor repairs and usually more splices than
desirable. An occasional emulsion scratch.
GOOD - The same as
very good but with more scratches, wear and some spots that may be splicy from having been
damaged. Still watchable.
FAIR or POOR - Will
need to be checked for extensive repairs before running. I usually will never even list
anything in this condition, only if a very desirable title.